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LPL Friends — A Gift that Keeps on Giving

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.

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Dynamite Deals at DownHall Books

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 athompson@lplks.org.

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