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May 21 = Summer Reading!

School’s almost out, and that means Summer Reading is almost here! We’re planning one of the best summers yet, all based on our awesome superhero theme: “Every Hero has a Story!” We’ll have events for all ages (and all over town) throughout the summer. Plus, anyone and everyone is invited to complete Summer Reading – all you have to do is read 12 books or for a total of 30 hours if you’re a child or teen, or read 5 books or for a total of 30 hours if you’re an adult. Fill out a reading log with all of the books you’ve read over the summer, and when you turn it in, you’ll get sweet prizes…just for reading!

You can pick up a booklet with all of the information you need (bonus: reading recommendations are included!) starting the day school is released – MAY 21! Or, if you’re in a hurry to get started, you can get a sneak peek at everything here (but keep it a secret…).

We’ll throw a party to kickoff an absolutely filled-to-the-brim-with-fun summer on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00am to noon. Organizations from around town will have hands-on activities for families, we’ll pass out some donuts, you can get your picture taken in a superhero-themed photobooth, and more! Plus, our Friends and Foundation will be on hand offering a summer reads book sale (everything is $2 or less) and the Foundation is bringing back their beloved Caddy Stacks – it’s Lawrence’s wackiest mini-golf on the Library Lawn!

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..

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