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Red Carpet Older Adult Services



Red Carpet Services

We bring the library to you through library materials and customized services that accommodate your special needs.

At the library, our materials and services are available to all walk-in patrons. Outside the library, we deliver to congregate living sites and individuals in their homes on a regularly-scheduled basis.

Call 785-580-4400 today to find out how you can benefit from Red Carpet Services or email LaVoyce Ewing.




Your library improves the lives of hundreds of older adults in Shawnee County with home deliveries. By bringing them their favorite books, movies and music, our librarians provide older adults with plenty to do at their senior facility or home. The service also keeps a lifelong relationship with the library intact for folks who simply can’t get to the library anymore.

Staff are personal librarians and know their customers by name and reading preferences. They also provide excellent book, movie and music recommendations.

Where We Deliver
We deliver daily on a rotating two week schedule to places where residents are unable to come physically into the library, including:

  • Independent and assisted facilities
  • Medical and nursing home facilities
  • Senior meal sites
  • Senior centers
  • Senior apartment complexes
  • Private residences where residents are homebound

Librarians prep for delivery by selecting books, movies, music, games and activities for customers, based on demand and personal requests. Customers can call 785-580-4400 anytime during library hours to make delivery requests. Shelves are set up in common areas of residential communities for ease of browsing. It’s truly a scenario of a “pop-up library” for senior citizens, who can choose materials, talk with librarians about reading preferences and make reference requests. The time at residential facilities varies, ranging from 15 minutes to two hours.

Delivery with Heart
Librarians enjoy their work with the senior community of Topeka and Shawnee County because of the relationships. Every time we come out, people say how happy they are to see us, and how thankful they are for the service.

Delivery Sites

Red Carpet Services delivers materials to many different sites throughout the Topeka Area. Here is a list of the various retirement communities, care centers, meal sites, housing communities, and medical units we serve. All addresses are in Topeka unless otherwise noted.

1st Apartments
3805 SW 18th St • (785) 272-6700

Aldersgate Village & Medical Unit
7220 SW Asbury Dr • (785) 478-9440

Arbor Court Retirement Community
4200 SW Drury Ln • (785) 273-6847

Auburn Civic Center

Brewster Place Retirement Community & Medical Unit
1205 SW 29th St • (785) 274-3350

Brighton Place North
1301 NE Jefferson St • (785) 233-5127

Brighton Place West
331 SW Oakley • (785) 232-1212

Celebration Villa at Hearthstone

3415 SW 6th Ave • (785) 380-2110

3515 SW 6th Ave • (785) 453-7157

Century Plaza Apartments
2200 SE 28th St • (785) 267-0960

Cottages of Topeka
620 NW Lyman Rd • (785) 232-4300

East Topeka Senior Center
1114 SE 10th Ave • (785) 232-7765

Excel Nursing and Rehab
2515 SW Wanamaker • (785) 271-6808

Fairlawn Heights Assisted Living
5400 SW 7th St • (785) 272-6880

Healthcare Resort of Topeka
6300 SW 6th Ave • (785) 272-2124

Holiday by Atria - Thornton Place
2901 SW Armstrong • (785) 228-0555

Homestead Assisted Living
280 E. Valley Springs Dr – Auburn, KS • (785) 256-7100

Homestead of Topeka
5820 SW Drury Ln • (785) 272-2200

La Colonia
331 NE Golden Ave • (785) 354-4225

The Legacy on 10th Avenue
2015 SE 10th Ave • (785) 233-8910

Legends Assisted Living
1931 Arvonia Place • (785) 272-9400

Lexington Park Assisted Living & Medical Unit
1021 SW Fleming Ct • (785) 440-0400

LULAC Senior Center

Luther Place
5000 SW Huntoon • (785) 273-2944

Martin Creek Place
4950 SW Huntoon St • (785) 273-2944

McCrite Plaza Retirement Community & Medical Unit
1608 SW 37th St • (785) 267-2960

Midland Care Connection  
2134 SW Westport • 785-232-2044

Mission Towers
2929 SE Minnesota Ave • (785) 266-5656

Oak Creek Senior Living
3224 SW 29th St • (785) 272-2601

Papan’s Landing Senior Center
619 NW Paramore • (785) 232-1968

Pioneer Motive Power Place

Plaza West Apartments
5620 SW 22nd St • (785) 272-5660

Plaza West Care Center
1570 SW Westport Dr • (785) 271-6700

Polk Plaza
1312 SW Polk St • (785) 357-0307

Presbyterian Manor Retirment Community & Medical Unit
4712 SW 6th Ave • (785) 272-6510

Rolling Hills Assisted Living & Health Center
2400 SW Urish Rd • (785) 273-5001 or 2202

Rose Villa Residential Care

Rosehill Place
3600 SW Gage Blvd • (785) 228-3666

Santa Fe Place
600 SE Madison • (785) 234-3386

Shorey Villa
2200 NW Polk • (785) 233-6269

Tyler Towers
600 W 14th St • (785) 234-9369

Westparke Village Apartments
3500 Westparke Ln • (785) 273-7000

Activities & Materials

Large Print Materials

We have a wonderful collection of large print materials. It consists of non-fiction titles, a variety of fiction genres, paperback romances, newspapers, and magazines. All of these materials are housed in the Red Carpet Services area located adjacent to the customer service desk and the checkout lobby.

Low Vision

Are you or someone in your family living with low vision? If so, magnifiers and other assistive devices may help you or your loved one perform everyday activities that can be hindered by low vision. Finding the right device for an individual’s specific needs, however, can be difficult. That’s why the library offers a variety of magnifiers and devices to use on site or checkout.


Talking Books

A service of the Kansas State Library—provides personalized library support and materials in a specialized format to eligible Kansas residents to ensure that all may read. Learn more about Kansas Talking Books.

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