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Friends of the Lawrence Public Library

Great Deals for A Great Cause

The Friends of the Library’s Summer Booksale is one of the biggest community sales of the year! Come score incredible deals while helping to support your library.

The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes a strong library is vital to our community. Through membership dues and legendary book sales, they raise funds to support library collections, programs, and services.

Join today: Become A Friend!
Get the full Friends of LPL scoop at LPLFriends.org


BOOKSALE SCHEDULE + MAP:
Donation Box is closed through July 16

Members-Only Night
Join at the door for first crack at the goods!
THU | Jul 6 | 5 – 7 PM

Public Sales
FRI | Jul 7 | 10 AM – 6 PM
SAT | Jul 8 | 10 AM – 6 PM
SUN | Jul 9 | 12 – 4 PM

Donation Box Opens
MON | Jul 17 | 9 AM

Friends Booksale map

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.

Building map downhall books