Thanks to donors like you, more than 4,000 children in Shawnee County are receiving books at no cost to their family.
Groundbreaking for Claire’s Courtyard – an outdoor space that includes a pavilion, an amphitheater and al fresco dining. This project is made possible by a gift from Dr. Glenn Swogger and named after his beloved late wife Claire.
2015 was an exciting year for The Library Foundation thanks to supporters like you. Learn more in our 2015 Annual Report. We are grateful for your investment in the library which creates opportunities for a lifetime of literacy and learning.
2014 was an exciting year for The Library Foundation thanks to supporters like you. Learn more in our annual report. Some highlights include:
New Bookmobile – “Sherlock”; New Books, Movies and Music Area; First Library Cards for Kindergartners and 2014 Donors.
Have you seen Alice – the newest bookmobile in the library’s fleet?
The Library Foundation joined Lowman Hill Elementary School in honoring its 2014 graduating kindergarten class with a new initiative called IREAD.
Join us for the unveiling of a cast bronze plaque dedicated to the memory and art of the late Alice C. Sabatini.
The plaque will include changeable bronze relief plates with six of Alice’s drawings. The plates will change periodically. Visitors can make rubbings of the drawings to take home.Read an interview with the designer of the plaque, local artist Janet Zoble.
The public reception is Saturday, February 28 at
2 pm at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave.
Alice C. Sabatini (1931-1997) was a beloved educator,
artist, designer, illustrator, philanthropist
and children’s advocate. Over many years, Alice
worked closely with Gary K. Clarke when he was the
director of the World Famous Topeka Zoo. Alice drew the zoo’s animals and her images were used for zoo publicity.