BNSF Railway Foundation was presented the Outstanding Foundation award for their support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in addition to their ongoing support of number local charities.
The $10,368.89 raised at Topeka Gives 2017 allows 414 additional children to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!
Children, ages birth to 5, can receive a free book mailed to their home each month. Sign-up today!
Thanks to the financial support of Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker and other donors, the Topeka Room now has two ScanPro 3000 Microfilm Reader/Scanners!
With the generous contributions of hundreds of donors, the foundation helped provide financial support for the Learn & Play Bus.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library was named Library Journal’s 2016 Library of the Year! This distinction was made possible because of your support and the opportunities we’ve had to make a difference in our community.
We are committed to supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a program that puts books into children’s mailboxes each month. Donate today to make a difference to thousands of children in Shawnee County.
The Library Foundation welcomes its officers and trustees for 2017 – Judi Stork, chair; Marilyn Ward, vice-chair/chair-elect; and Joel Oliver, treasurer. Linessa Frazier, Judy Moler and Debbie Heintzelman were each elected to a first three-year term.
With Imagination Library, children under age 5 are mailed an age-appropriate book each month – creating a home library of up to 60 books to study, read and share. $25 covers the cost for a child for one year.
More than 100 Library Foundation donors enjoyed a delightful evening at the library hearing authors Annie Presley and Christy Howard talk about their book “Read This…When I’m Dead: A Guide to Getting your Stuff Together for your Loved Ones.”