http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us
Back to Top
Three Builders vs. the Big Bad Wolf!Miss Lucy JaneMysterious Mustache Book ClubMagic Tree House ClubFall Book SaleTry our new catalog

There’s always something going on for kids, at the library!

All children’s programs meet in the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area, unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, SEPT 19

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am. Enjoy stories followed by a craft, every Tuesday and Friday.

SUNDAY, SEPT 21MissLucyJane

Miss Lucy Jane (all ages) 2:00-3:00 pm. Jane Johnston, long time children’s librarian at this library, will read her newly released picture book, Miss Lucy Jane! Books will be available for purchase while you enjoy refreshments. This will take place in the Auditorium.

Mysterious Mustache Book Club (ages 8-12) 1:30-2:30 pm. At this When you reach memeeting of the Mysterious Mustache Book Club we’ll be discussing When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. We’ll have a snack, talk about the book, and more. Please register at 785-843-3833.

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up, & their families) 3:30-4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet. Come every Sunday!

MONDAY, SEPT 22

Toddler Storytime(2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

TUESDAY, SEPT 23

Books & Babies(birth to 23 months and their families) 6:00-6:30 pm. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, Tuesday nights!

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 24

Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, on Wednesdays.Lego

LEGO Club (ages 7-11) 3:30-4:30 pm. Everything is awesome…at LEGO club! We’ll have building challenges, open building time and more. Register at the children’s desk or call 785-843-3833.

THURSDAY, SEPT 25

Toddler Storytime(2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

Library Storytime(ages 3 & up, & their families) 7:00-7:45 pm, on Thursdays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

FRIDAY, SEPT 26

Book Sale! The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, on the Kentucky Book SaleSt. side of the Library.

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

SATURDAY, SEPT 27

Book Sale! The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on the Kentucky St. side of the Library.

SUNDAY, SEPT 28

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up, & their families) 3:30-4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet. Come every Sunday!

MONDAY, SEPT 29

Toddler Storytime(2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

TUESDAY, SEPT 30books&babies

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am. Enjoy stories followed by a craft, every Tuesday and Friday.

Books & Babies(birth to 23 months and their families) 6:00-6:30 pm. Babies can enjoy stories,
motions and songs, paced just for them, Tuesday nights! 

 

The Other Side of the Library

This is for the regulars.  You know who you are.  You’re in the children’s room every week, it feels like you’ve read every picture book in the collection, your child helps other kids find books when the librarian is busy.  Maybe there are days when you even start to feel (gasp!) bored here.  If this is you, march your child right over to the other side of the library and sooth your ennui with the adult oversize books.  These books filled with amazing pictures are the perfect next step for kids looking to explore beyond the children’s room.  Among coffee table books on art, fashion, cats, space, and every topic imaginable, you’ll find these highlights:

SkullsSkulls by Simon Winchester

Amazing white on black photographs of the skulls of hundreds of animals.  The seahorse and armadillo will blow you away.

 Faeries by Brian Froud

Full of flowing, fantastical images, this book will transfix your faerie lover.

 

BatmobileBatmobile by Mark Cotta Vaz

A pictorial history of Batman’s ride perfect for any comic book fan.

 

The Doll by Carl Fox

Your enthusiast will have to lie on the floor to read this heavy book filled with photos of dolls from throughout the world and history.

 Underwater DogsUnderwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

Dogs look very strange underwater.  You and your child will laugh.

 You’ll find these books on the other side of the library, but the majority of the oversize collection is in storage until we move into our new building.  Browse all the adult oversize books in our catalog.

Tags:

The Movie Was Better (What!?)

I know, I know, that’s a crazy thing to say.  Everyone knows the book is always better than the movie.  I’ve been disappointed so many times by movie-versions of awesome books that I wonder why I bother anymore.  But every once in a while, I’ve been surprised, loving the visual remake even more than the original book.  Here are some great ones:

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables

At almost 8 hours long (including the sequel), this miniseries has an advantage over normal-length films in successfully recreating the books of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea.  It loses none of Anne’s romance and spunk, while managing to avoid the small amounts of magical nonsense that bothered me in the book.

How to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon

I loved this movie and was surprised when I read the book that the plot was completely different.  Usually this bothers me, but not this time, perhaps because I saw the movie first or because it really fleshed out the setting and characters in a way the book (at only 200 pages) couldn’t.

Princess BrideThe Princess Bride

Now, this one I feel conflicted about.  The movie, as almost everyone will agree, is downright perfect.  But, I also really loved the book.  It’s long and absorbing and funny and imaginative and lets you live in that unique world for much longer than the movie can at only 98 minutes.  Most people I know like the movie better, but if you are a fan, don’t hesitate to try the book.  I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Tags:

I Have a Confession

At the risk of losing my library certification, or possibly my job, I have a confession to make:  I hate Goodnight Moon.  Okay, I know that’s not how we encourage children to talk, so let me revise: I don’t prefer Goodnight Moon.  Is this the appropriate forum to go into detail about everything I don’t like about it?  Probably not, but let me just mention a few things.  Read More..

Tags:

Poetry in Picture Books

Do you want to share poetry with your child but can’t stand any more of the tired old rhythm of nursery rhymes?  You’re thinking maybe it’s time to explore the emotion and organic flow of free verse, but your kids aren’t quite ready for Sylvia Plath.  Try these books that explore the sound, rhythm, flow, and feel of words as they tell their story.  Read More..

Tags:

Perfect Schmerfect, Part 4: Princess-Style

For whatever reason, our culture has become princess-obsessed when it comes to little girls.  Parents with the best intentions to raise their girls as strong, competent, independent members of society, must struggle through the princess years, with inhibiting, frilly clothing, simpering ideals, and pink everywhere.  Read More..

Tags:

View blog