Back to Top
The library will be closed July 9 to July 25 as we move to our new building. Visit us at 707 Vermont St. starting Saturday, July 26!

Teens Featured

Paint the Dewey Decimator!

Friday July 25th at 10:00 come to the library and help us paint the Dewey Decimator!

Read More..

Grand Opening Event

Join us in the evening of our grand opening on July 26 for the revitalization of the Downtown Lawrence outdoor summer movie series in it’s new location – the Library Lawn! Local food vendors (including Mass Street Sweet Shoppe, Mass Street Soda, Free State Brewery, and more) will offer food, dessert, and drinks beginning at 7:00pm, followed by live entertainment at 7:30pm. The movie will begin at 9:00pm. Bring some blankets and the whole family! Admission is free.


Saturday, July 26


Thursday, August 7

Space Jam

Food - 7:00-9:00pm

Live Entertainment - 7:30-8:30pm

Movie - 9:00pm

The film series is presented by Downtown Lawrence, Inc., and cosponsored by the Library and City of Lawrence Parks & Recreation.

Summer in the City

Summer reading for all ages is under way! Your Story Starts Here, with books + events on art, science, fitness, literature, and summer fun. We’ll take you all over town from May 23 – Aug. 18.

As always, we want you to read. A lot. And as always, reading gets you great prizes and a shot at awesome grand prizes. But this year, we’ve also partnered with some great community organizations to bring you more. Summer in the City is a totally local, totally fun way to keep your brain engaged all summer long. Here’s what you need to know:

Ready to get started?  You can pick up a reading log and calendar of events at any service desk *starting May 23.  Or download them and get started right now:

Special thanks to our 2014 Summer Reading Partners!

friends     LPLF_blk


Teen Zone Unveils New Nintendo Wii U!

With the move to the renovated library on the horizon, the Teen Zone added a Nintendo Wii U system to its gaming lineup available for free play.  The Wii U is the first of plans to expand Teen Zone gaming into the next generation of gaming systems.

Read More..

Grand Opening Announced

An official opening date for our new library at 707 Vermont St. has been announced: July 26! Grand opening celebrations are currently in the works, so mark your calendars for the last Saturday of July to check out your new Lawrence Public Library!