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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, serving an area of 168,000 residents, has a collection of 500,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 30,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 46,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 147 employees, of whom 15 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus 3 bookmobiles. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $2,100,000. Patrons make 500,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,680,000 times. Thirty-seven percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 1515 SW. 10th Ave, Topeka Kansas 66604 Telephone 785-580-4400

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Basehor) Basehor Library, District #2, Lv. County
(Holton) Beck-Bookman Library
(Leavenworth) Leavenworth Public Library
(Allen) Louisburg/Library District #1 Miami Co
(Ottawa) Ottawa Public Library

08/21 Coming to The Topeka area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.