The library is one of the best deals in town! While we’re closed, we’ve partnered up with downtown businesses to offer daily deals and discounts. Whether you’re in need of a good read, a great movie, or some new music, you can find a good deal every day we are closed. Sunday, January 20: If you are shopping at Arizona Trading Company today, mention the library move and get 10% off!
There’s still time to make a year-end gift to the Lawrence Public Library Foundation! If you’d like to give a gift that supports literacy and lifelong learning right here in our community, please consider a gift of any amount. Even though we will be closed for the New Year holiday, our safe and secure online system allows you to make capital campaign pledge payments, Dr. Bob donations, and annual gifts.
We will be closed on Sunday, December 30 – Tuesday, January 1 so that our staff can ring in the New Year with family and friends. Be sure to stop by this Saturday and stock up on books, movies, music, and more for the long weekend. Also, please note that we will be closed from Monday, January 7 – Sunday, January 20 while we move our collections and offices to our temporary home at 700 New Hampshire Street, the former Borders building. For details about the move, read more here…
The Lawrence Public Library will be closed:
- Sunday – Tuesday, December 23 – 25
- Sunday – Tuesday, December 30 – January 1
Did you just finish the best novel you have ever read and you want everyone to know about it? Or was it something truly horrible that you must warn everyone about? We want to hear your opinion. Fill out this form and look for your thoughts to be posted in Teen Picks.
If it’s music you’re into, please practice your dj skills and create a playlist to go along with the awesome book you just finished. We’ll post it on our website and everyone will know that you should be the person to do the soundtrack for the movie which will inevitably be created out of the book.
Summer reading. The fish tank in the Children’s Room. Book Club in a Bag. Read Across Lawrence. Some of our most popular programs and services are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library. This fun and friendly group works hard – pricing and sorting books year round, hosting legendary book sales twice a year, and constantly advocating for the library on a local and statewide basis.
We are grateful for our Friends, and if you’ve ever attended a Summer Reading event, participated in Read Across Lawrence, or checked out a Book Club Bag, you should be, too. You can support your public library by joining this fun and friendly group. Details about membership are here.
Feeling the crush of finals looming? Need to get away from distractions at home? Come to our Finals Feast! We’ll have a quiet place for you to study and supply you with donuts, juice, and good vibes! Where else in town are you going to find that other than your grandma’s house? (she probably doesn’t have an Xbox 360 for study breaks).
When: Saturday, December 15th
Where: The Teen Zone
Hope to see you there!
SWAT Book Club is meeting for an end of the year celebration! Come talk about your favorite reads of 2012, watch book trailers for upcoming 2013 releases, and decide what we’ll read for next year’s meetings! Space is limited; please call (785) 843-3833 x 121 to register.
When: Thursday, December 13th
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Library Gallery
Open to teens in grades 6th -12th. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833 x 121.
Every Friday from 4:00pm-6:30pm the Teen Zone turns into a cafe! Bring your friends and relax in our “coffeehouse”. We’ll have hot and cold drinks as well as snacks, games, and good conversation.
Every Wednesday starting at 3pm, the Teen Zone’s very own Philip holds court on gaming and gives advice on Super Smash Bros Brawl. Come play and Philip will give you pointers and tips on how to improve your game. Think you can take him on? We challenge you to beat Philip in Gaming with the Pro!