We’ve got space for your team

You’ve been watching the building going on in the reference area all year, now eight new Team rooms are ready for your team’s use. A team room provides a quiet meeting space for groups of six people or fewer. Each room has a small conference table, a glass dry erase board (bring your own markers), and a 42” monitor with computer, Microsoft Office, internet, speakers and a webcam.

While we are finishing the last steps on our reservation system you can use the rooms on a first come first served basis. This is on the honor system so please limit your time to three hours. Soon you will be able to reserve a team room online or in person on the iPad outside each room. You can reserve a room up to seven days in advance for up to three hours a day with your library card. Keep our computer and internet policy and customer conduct policy in mind when using the rooms. 

These new spaces have so many uses for groups in Shawnee County. Here are some suggestions:

  • Tutoring
  • Small book discussion group
  • Small business meeting
  • Class project or study sessions
  • Small committee/club meeting
  • Playing cards or a board game
    (Dungeons & Dragons perhaps?)
  • Writers feedback group
  • Teaching a friend something on the computer
  • Homeschoolers doing lessons
  • Taking or presenting an online course
  • Filming a professional presentation

Another improvement we made this fall is a new entrance to the Millennium Café from the New books, Movies and Music room. This new entrance invites you to grab a snack or a beverage and go into the library and relax with your new book. You can also exit the library through Café entrance and check out your books, movies and music using the kiosk located near the entrance.

Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and three dogs.