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Happy Labor Day! The library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 6 and 7.

Teen Zone

Teen Zone Construction: READ

June 3rd at 2:30pm our friends at Home Depot will be helping us build a light up READ sign to decorate the Teen Zone. Come try your hand with paint or a hammer and make the Teen Zone your own.Teen Zone Construction

We have a winner!!

Congratulations to Elisa Trujillo on her winning teen summer reading t-shirt design!

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Bus Pass Giveaway!

For all of you folks out there who are looking for a way to get around this summer I have two bits of great news.

FIRST: On May 22nd, the first day off of school, we’re going to be giving away 100 Free Bus Passes!

Yes! The first 100 Teens through the door that Friday will receive a free bus pass good for June, July AND August. So come on down to the library, try your luck for a bus pass, and pick up a reading log while you’re at it.

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Congratulations TEDx Participants!

This morning we had an AMAZING TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary event. The program featured 11 performers and two pre-recorded TED talks.

If you missed your chance to see it don’t despair! Follow us on facebook or just keep checking back here for news about when the talks are posted online and how you can participate in future TEDx events at the library. Read More..

Poetry Lay-Back

Preserve your amazing poetry for posterity! Thursday April 23rd, 3:00-4:30 we’ll be taking over the Sound + Vision Studio and recording 6-12th graders performing their own poetry. The poems will then be made available to all through the library’s website!

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Solar Panels and S’Mores

Wednesday April 22, 3:00-4:00 join us in the Readers’ Theater (just off the teen zone) for solar oven construction and some tasty treats.

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Intro to Yoga

Saturday, April 18th from 3:30-5:00 in the Auditorium

Come learn about yoga and the diverse ways it can help you. Ask questions and learn poses for specific problems. Then put it all together into a yoga class just for you!

Movies After Hours

Friday April 10th 7:00-8:45pm – Once again we’ll be keeping the library open late for a teens-only movie screening.

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Attention Future VolunTeens!

Do you like the library? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for this summer? Are you 13-18 years old? Then we have the job for you!

Apply to be a VolunTeen by May 10th and volunteer this summer helping with children or teen programs, shelving, or a bunch of other special projects.

Check out the Volunteen Application 2015 or stop by the Teen Zone desk to pick up a copy. Fill it out and bring it back to the Teen Zone along with a reference and you’ll be in business!

The application asks a lot of questions so feel free to email Miriam, the Teen Librarian, at or by phone at 785-843-3833 ext. 138.


We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Volunteen Application 2015

Poetry Journal Fight!

Thursday April 9th at 3:30 come to the Poetry Journal Fight in the Readers’ Theater! Join local poets in a bunch of games to get your creative juices flowing.

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