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Win a Free Kindle eReader!

In celebration of our Community Kindle project, we’re now giving away a free Kindle! Anyone can enter to win by stopping by the welcome desk at the library and filling out an entry form.

What is the Community Kindle project?

Over the past year, we checked out our Community Kindle dozens of times. Each new patron checking out the ereader was given the opportunity to choose one ebook to download to the Kindle. The library will continue to have Kindle ereaders available for checkout loaded with popular adult, children’s, and young adult titles.

Already have an ereader?

Did you know the library has more than 14,000 ebooks available for download on your mobile device, laptop, or ereader? Search “ebook” in our catalog and find a huge list of titles, or search for a specific book and use the ebook format filter on the left side to see digital resources.
Contest rules and eligibility: 
1. One entry per person
2. Kids under the age of 18 must have parent signature
3. Winner chosen by random drawing; odds of winner determined by number of entries
4. Must pick up prize within 10 days of announcement
5. Must be resident of Kansas
6. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor’s parent or legal guardian

Participate in Read Across Lawrence 2015

Read Across Lawrence is an annual month-long event where we invite everyone in the community to get on the same page by reading the same book at the same time, and then coming together at a variety of events to talk about it. In Feburary of 2015, we’ll have an adult selection, teen selection, and a book just for kids – all with corresponding programs. Select one of the options below to learn more.

RAL for Adults

The Handmaid’s Tale


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Adult Details

RAL for Teens

Where Things Come Back


where things come back cover

Teen Details


RAL for Kids

Chasing Vermeer


chasing vermeer

Kids Details

Free copies of all three books will be distributed the last weekend of January at kickoff events, and remaining books will be available at the library until supplies last. In addition, we’ve purchased several extra copies of each book that are available in our catalog for rapid checkout. 


2015 Partners & Sponsors:


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  bert nash        rural pearl

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