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El día de los niños, El día de los libros | Children’s Day, Book Day

SAT | Apr 30 | 2-3:30 PM | Auditorium

Celebrate the world of books and the diverse culture of Lawrence with some of our favorite Multicultural Storytime presenters. We’ll have stories and songs followed by a reception. Visit for more info about Día.

Edible Book Festival

SAT | Apr 23 | 11 AM- 1 PM | Atrium

Simple or complicated, create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Register as an individual or a team at 785-843-3833 by 5:00 pm Friday, April 1.  Bring entries between 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote!

Celebration + Thanks Parade!

TUE | Apr 12 | 5 PM | Library Lawn

National Library Week is April 10-16 and we’re rallying library supporters for a walk to City Hall to say “thank you” for our wonderful library!

As if it couldn’t get any better, Michael and Morris the Monkey from our ridiculously popular Toddler Storytime will play music for our stroll! So, wear your library t-shirt, make a sign telling the City why you love your library, and we’ll provide the flags (red with white dots, of course!) Once we arrive at City Hall, there will be a brief, 5-minute presentation of the library’s annual report and a proclamation from our Mayor.

Help rally support with our Facebook event!

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Join us and bring friends!

5:00 PM — Assemble on the Library Lawn
5:15 PM — Parade walk begins with Michael & Morris
5:35 PM — Arrive at City Hall (Cheers! ♥)
5:45 PM — Proclamation kick-off with Mayor Mike Amyx

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Tagalog Storytime

SAT | Mar 5 | 10:30 AM | Readers’ Theater

We’re telling stories, singing songs, and having fun this weekend in one of the national languages of the Philippines.

All ages welcome!

Guest presenters from the Lawrence community lead our multicultural storytimes and share the language and culture of home. Great for Tagalog-speaking children and families, or anyone interested in learning!

IMAGE: Munting Fiesta sa Nayon by mattersmost

RAL Kids! Adam Rex Author Skype!

Sunday, Feb 28, 3-4! For our finale event for Read Across Lawrence for Kids we’ll interview the author himself! Adam Rex, artist and writer, will answer all our questions about The True Meaning of Smekday and we’ll seal our time capsule until 2021!

Friends of the Library Pop-Up Sale: Gardening

Get ready to garden and grab some great reads, and check out this year’s LPL Seed Library. Browse books in the Library Entry and seeds over in the Atrium—Get inspired to grow! Made possible by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library — Become a Member today!

THU | Feb 18 | 5–8 PM
SAT | Feb 20 | 10 AM–4 PM

Harry Potter Book Night

THU | FEB 4 | 6:00- 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of spells at Hogwarts (the Castle Tea Room). Be sorted into your house, show off your knowledge of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and make crafts ranging from wands to magical creatures. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Capturing Time

WED | FEB 3 | 4:00- 5:00 PM

What would you choose to preserve for generations to come? Create and decorate objects for the Library time capsule and decorate the time capsule itself! Join the Spencer Museum of Art for this memorable program inspired by the 2016 Read Across Lawrence for Kids book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.


RAL Kids’ Pizza Party Kickoff!

Join us for the kickoff event for Read Across Lawrence for Kids!

We’ll be giving away copies of The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, have pizza, and talk about all the amazing programs happening during the month of February!

You’ll also get a chance to add something to our Smekday time capsule!

A Look at Children’s Art Books

TUE | Dec 29 | 10-11 AM | Library Auditorium

During this season of togetherness and cheer, Spencer Museum of Art Director Saralyn Reece Hardy invites you and yours to gather around for a look at her favorite children’s art books and to share some of your own.

From beloved classics to contemporary wonders, the selected masterpieces capture the imagination of book lovers at any age.

This delightful event is sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art and Lawrence Public Library.