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Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library named Library of the Year, highest honor in U.S. and Canada

“The chance to win national recognition was one thing that attracted Gina Millsap to the CEO’s job she took in 2005 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.“I told the staff when I got here, ‘We will be ‘Library of the Year,’ because this library is that good,’ ” she recalled.That dream came true Tuesday when the local library at 1515 S.W. 10th was named as the 2016 Gale/Library Journal “Library of the Year.” (via CJOnline.com)

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Topeka library to pursue 4-year exemption to concealed carry law

“The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will attempt to exempt its facilities from the state’s new concealed-carry law for another four years. The board on Thursday is scheduled to consider a resolution directing CEO Gina Millsap to “do all things necessary” to prohibit concealed-carry firearms in the library through 2017. According to the agenda item, the board reached a consensus Sept. 19 during a 55-minute executive session to pursue the extended exemption. The board also held a two-hour executive session Aug. 14 on the subject.” (via Topeka Capital Journal)

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