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Friends Book Sale

Join the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library for another monthly book sale! Adult, young adult, and children’s books will all be available, including fiction and nonfiction, plus DVDs and CDs – and at great prices!



October Book Sale Dates:

  • Thursday, October 30, 5:00 – 8:00pm (member night, memberships available at the door, beginning at $10) 
  • Friday, October 31, 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm

November Book Sale Dates:

  • Friday, November 28, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, November 29, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Donations Accepted:

  • Sunday, October 19, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sunday, November 9, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm

Donations of up to 4 grocery bags of books, cd’s or dvd’s  will be accepted. We do not accept magazines, records, VHS or cassette tapes. Thank you! Drop off may be made at the lower level, Kentucky Street side at the garage door.

New Catalog Now Live (with Mobile App!)

Our new catalog is now live! You can try it here. Some of our favorite features include:

  • Patrons create a username (won’t have to type your barcode every time you want to place a hold!)
  • Ability to create book lists for yourself or to share, and see other people’s suggestions (great vacation reads, mysteries for middle grades, Matilda’s epic reading list, and more)
  • Can rate and review titles you like (or dislike!)
  • Add books to your shelves: “read,” “in progress,” or “for later”
  • See great staff picks
  • Better search capabilities (want to find new music? Type “new music”)
  • We now have a mobile app!
  • Plus all of the previous features of placing holds, renewing books, paying fines online, and more.

You can now download our mobile app for iPhones and Android devices. iPhone = appsto.re/us/HWlw0.i  Android = goo.gl/mFOHn8 

We’d love to hear what you think of the new catalog or if you have any questions!

2014 Banned Book Trading Cards for Sale!

For the third year, we celebrated the freedom to read with our Banned Book Trading Card project. Each year, we send out a call to artists to submit their original artwork for any banned or challenged book. Of the 47 entries we received this year, 7 were chosen to be turned into limited edition trading cards. You can now purchase the entire set at our online store here, and we’ll ship it to anywhere in the world. They make great gifts, too! Our 2013 sets are also still available in our store


2014 Trading Cards from Lawrence Public Library on Square Market

Our call for submissions resulted in 47 entries from local artists of all ages and backgrounds. All of the submissions are on display here – just click on an image to read why the book was banned and the artist’s statement about the piece.