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Summer Book Sale Starts June 2

Find your perfect beach read for the perfect price!

The Friends of the Library open their garage doors on June 2 for a special Members Only night of pre-shopping before the public sale begins on Friday morning at 10 AM. If you want first dibs at awesome new deals, join at the door and become a member!

Here’s the schedule. Can’t wait to see you there!

THU—Jun 2* | 5-7 PM

FRI—Jun 3 | 10 AM–6 PM

SAT—Jun 4 | 10 AM–6 PM

SUN—Jun 5 | 12–4 PM

*Members’ Night—Join at the door!

Sale is located on the Kentucky Street side of the Library.

Memorial Day Closing

Stock up on Library stuff this week because we’ll be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Sunday and Monday.

If you can’t find something on the shelves, remember we’ve got digital magazines, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and games for download—FREE—on your mobile devices.

Have a safe holiday, and we’ll see you back bright and early, 9 AM Tuesday, May 31.

 

Summer Reading Starts May 26!

Summer Reading Starts May 26! Summer reading is for all ages. This year we’re exercising our minds with books + events on art, science, fitness, literature, and summer fun. We’ll take you all over town from May 26—Aug 19!

Everything you need to know is right here.

As always, we want you to read. A lot. And as always, reading gets you great prizes and a shot at awesome grand prizes. We’ve also partnered with some great community organizations to bring you more.

Summer Reading is a totally local, totally fun way to keep your brain engaged all summer long.

All Dressed Up and Ready To Roll

May is National Bike Month! In honor of this great occasion, Lawrence Public Library is rolling out its new book bike. The bike is the library’s cool new outreach vehicle.

Look for it this summer at the Farmers Market, the Neighborhood Drop-In Playground Program in South Park, and other special events around the city. The book bike is part of the library’s Dr. Bob Reader Program and is made possible by a gift of the Bob Frederick Family.

Tail Wagging Readers

Saturday | May 28 | 10-11 AM | Readers’ Theater

Read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. Register for a 15-minute read at 785-843-3833. This is a great way to practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm furry friend.  Bring a book from home or choose one at the library.

Hoopla: Stream for Free, Instantly—24/7

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Sign up.

From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you’ve been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

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Beatnik Cafe

Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 pm. Are you hip to the jive? We’re having a poetry party Beatnik style, for kids ages 5 to11. Wear your black berets and turtlenecks! In the Reader’s Theater.

Candy Construction

Wednesday, December 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, for ages 5 to 17. Who can make the coolest gingerbread (graham cracker) house at Lawrence Public Library? Join us for our 2nd annual Gingerbread House Day! All materials supplied. Register at 785-843-3833.