Posted On: Mar 16, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library now has a storefront!
DownHall Books (aptly named for being “down the hall”) opened this week as a permanent browsing outpost for book sales.
The idea behind it is two-fold: how to address increasing storage challenges while answering requests for more book sales. In 2016, your donations helped the Friends of LPL raise a whopping $100,000 for library programs, speakers, collections, reading prizes, and more. That’s a whole lot of books, folks!
We found some prime wall space directly outside the elevator, installed shelving, and magically, the Friends’ overflow solution led to a fantastic benefit for you. Happy Browsing!
Behold the DownHall deets:
- Located on the Lower Level of the library
- BY ELEVATOR: When the doors open, boom—books!
- BY STAIRS: Our Tech Desk can point you in the right direction
- Hardbacks are $2; soft covers are $1
- An honor system cashbox allows for cash/check payment and donations
- Broad selection: classics, genre fiction, bestsellers, oversized books—you name it, it’s likely there
Questions? Call or email our Friends Coordinator, Angela: 843-3833 x 149 or email@example.com.
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: Teens Featured
Get ready for the first Friends sale of the year. All books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be $2 and under!
Find us in the Friends’ Garage on the west side of the library on Kentucky Street.
Members’ Only Night is THU, Mar 30 from 5-7 PM. Membership gets you first crack at the goods! You can join now or at the door.
FRI | Mar 31 | 10AM–6 PM
SAT | Apr 1 | 10AM–6 PM
SUN | Apr 2 | 12-4 PM
For more information visit lplfriends.org or call Angela at 785-843-3833 x 149
Posted On: Mar 3, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The recipe is simple: Pick one book you love and a creative way of interpreting it with edible ingredients!
Register as an individual or team: 785-843-3833 by 5 PM on FRI, March 10. Bring entries to the library between 10-11 AM on SAT, March 11.
This all-ages food challenge gives readers a chance to transform a favorite book into a culinary masterpiece based on the content or appearance of the book, from puns to literal interpretations! It’s ok to play with your food!
Email Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Posted On: Dec 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured
So, you just finished the best book ever and now you have nothing to read. Give yourself time to grieve, then get busy.
LPL librarians love to help readers find new material, but what if we’re closed, you’re out of town, or you prefer going solo and charting your own course?
NoveList connects you with read-alikes (imagine your favorite book had offspring) using the simplest of searches. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, a bodice-ripping romance, or want to find the next book in a series, log in and watch your nightstand reading pile grow.
NoveList is accessible at all library computers. If you want to log on from your own computer, you’ll need your library card number. Hey! I need a library card!
Posted On: Dec 5, 2016 In: Uncategorized
You’ve written your book—now it’s time to print it! Teens and adults ready to take the next step are invited to join the Printing Services staff of the KU Bookstore on Wednesday, Dec 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Auditorium. They’ll walk us through their self-publishing resources, including tips on designing a great cover and handling copyright registration.
Posted On: Nov 18, 2016 In: What's Happening
Defrost your brain and beat the winter blues through reading!
From December 1–January 31, cozy up with your favorite book and blanket, and compete for prizes!
Adults who read 3 books (or listen/read for 15 hours) can fill out this online form and claim your prizes after December 16th. Pick up a Winter Reading booklet at any desk starting December 1! Questions? Email Kate!
Embrace the winter break and cozy up with some great books. Bring in a favorite quote from the book you’re reading, or write a 3-4 sentence review, and drop it off in the Teen Zone to be entered into a weekly prize drawing for free books or other prizes. Questions? Email Miriam!
Read with us this winter! Ages 0-11 (or birth to 5th grade) can pick up a reading log at the children’s desk. Read 10 books or 10 hours and turn in your log from 12/12/16-1/31/17 for some high-fives and prizes. You’ll also need to fill out the kids’ finisher form when you’re finished with your log. Make sure to stop by the children’s area to see how the librarians are challenging themselves to read more this winter! Questions? Email Jenny!
Posted On: Aug 26, 2016 In: Uncategorized
The library will be closed Sunday-Monday, September 4-5 in observance of Labor Day.
If you plan to spend this upcoming weekend reading, we’ve got some book suggestions that might help give Labor Day a little more context.
Click the book covers for details.
Posted On: Jul 22, 2016 In: Uncategorized
If you like to get lit…erary, this club’s for you: raise a pint and your bookish IQ at the same time! We’ll be at Decade Coffee Thursday, July 28 from 7-8:30 PM.
We meet the fourth Thursday each month at Decade to talk about what book(s) you’ve been reading and get some awesome recommendations for brand new titles! Kate‘s got details.
Posted On: May 18, 2016 In: Summer Reading, What's Happening
Summer Reading Starts May 26! Summer reading is for all ages. This year we’re exercising our minds with books + events on art, science, fitness, literature, and summer fun. We’ll take you all over town from May 26—Aug 19!
Everything you need to know is right here.
As always, we want you to read. A lot. And as always, reading gets you great prizes and a shot at awesome grand prizes. We’ve also partnered with some great community organizations to bring you more.
Summer Reading is a totally local, totally fun way to keep your brain engaged all summer long.
Posted On: May 2, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
Spend your lunch hour this Wednesday, May 4 from 12-1 PM at our brown-bag discussion group—with drinks on us!
Bring your current read, gab about what everyone else is reading, and get the low-down on new books.
Email William to sign up!