Posted On: Jan 10, 2018 In: What's Happening
When you get a chance, thank any of the 227 active Friends of the Lawrence Public Library volunteers who keep their efforts alive day in and day out.
They just finished another heavy-hitting year. Following 2016′s unprecedented $100,000 donation, Lawrence Public Library just received a whopping $90,000 at the end of 2017.
With huge attendance to their book sales combined with online sales via Amazon, they’ve built a network of incredibly generous bookish folks to help keep LPL running smoothly.
The Friends changed the game when they launched DownHall Books — a static display of various reads for sale on the honor system — that has passively earned $2,000 on its own by simply being available.
The Friends’ incredible gifts support our signature events like Summer Reading and Read Across Lawrence, help us spread the library word in our community, and keep our sweet saltwater (and fresh!) fish friends fed. You can become a Friend, too, and join the greatest group of library advocates that we’ve ever seen.
Without Friends, Lawrence Public Library simply wouldn’t be the place it is today.
Posted On: Dec 4, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Get ready to cook, craft, read, give, and celebrate with seasonal books hand-picked by the LPL Friends, Saturday–Sunday, DEC 9-10.
We’ll have books for all ages, including a huge selection on fiction, history, and art. You might even find something to keep you busy during end of year travels and layovers.
All books are priced under $2, so grab one for everyone on your list! Learn more and/or become a member at LPLFriends.org.
SAT | Dec 9 | 10-4 PM | Library Atrium
SUN | Dec 10 | 12-4 PM | Library Atrium
Posted On: Sep 21, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The last Friends Booksale of the year is just around the corner. Come scour the shelves THU-SUN, October 5–8 for great deals while supporting your library!
Thursday is a special night just for members, which means a first crack at all the goods with the purchase of an annual membership. Not a Member? You can join right at the door.
The Friends Garage is on the back side of the Lawrence Public Library on Kentucky street. There’s lots of parking right next door in the garage.
MEMBERS ONLY NIGHT
THU | Oct 5 | 5-7 PM | Friends Garage
FRI | Oct 6 | 10 AM–6 PM | Friends Garage
SAT | Oct 7 | 10 AM–6 PM | Friends Garage
SUN | Oct 8 | 12 PM–4 PM | Friends Garage
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017 In: Uncategorized
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 16, 2016 In: Uncategorized
Take your pick of spring reads, from mystery and international fiction, to cookbooks and graphic novels.
You can add to your TBR pile without breaking the bank. All proceeds go back to funding great programs for all ages at your library.
Located on the Kentucky Street side of the library. First dibs on Thursday if you’re a Friends member.
THU | March 31 | 5-7 PM (Friends only—Join at the door!)
FRI, SAT | April 1-2 | 10-6 PM
SUN | April 3 | 12-4 PM
Posted On: Feb 14, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Kids Room, Teen Zone
Get ready to garden and grab some great reads, and check out this year’s LPL Seed Library. Browse books in the Library Entry and seeds over in the Atrium—Get inspired to grow! Made possible by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library — Become a Member today!
THU | Feb 18 | 5–8 PM
SAT | Feb 20 | 10 AM–4 PM