One day, 3 big events

Alice reveal, kick-off to Summerfest and Library AwareAward

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Famous characters from Alice in Wonderland will grace the city on the flanks of the library’s newest bookmobile. “Alice” will be revealed to the public June 3.

June 3 is a big day for the library. It’s the official Summerfest kick-off, a brand new bookmobile will be unveiled and the library will accept a prestigious national award. Here are the details:

  • The library will present its newest bookmobile, “Alice,” to the public with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. June 3 and remarks by chief executive officer Gina Millsap. It will be on display for curious customers until 7 p.m. in the parking lot.
  • Sal Cruz and the Cruzline, local drumline talents, will play 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wed. June 3 in Marvin Auditorium.
  • Representatives from Library Journal and Library Aware will present the plaque for 2015 Library Aware Community Award at 11 a.m.

Summerfest arrives with a bang


Beginning at 9 a.m. Wed. June 3 | Marvin Auditorium

The Cruzline will kick off Summerfest with a bang. The local drumline group is loud, fun and energetic. The Cruzline will play  9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

3rd in the Nation

2015 LibraryAware Community Award

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library was given a 2015 LibraryAware Community Award by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services.The award will be presented 11 a.m. during the Summerfest Wednesday Blockbuster event.

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.