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Caddy Stacks All Ages Mini Golf is Back!

Friday–Sunday, Jan 26-28, bring your A-game and come putt-putt on our 18-hole, community-built golf course that winds throughout the library!

Caddy Stacks, the Library Foundation’s wildly popular fundraiser, is taking inspiration this year from Wonder, our Read Across Lawrence book by R.J. Palacio.

The course will feature the people, places, and things that make our community wonderful. Caddy Stacks happens only every 2 years — don’t miss it! All proceeds support community literacy programs at your library.

The library will close early at 6 PM on Friday, Jan 26.

MORE INFO: Visit or contact Kathleen Morgan at Special thanks to Billy Pilgrim for designing this year’s invitations!

The Wonders of Lawrence Tee-Off Schedule














Adults Only Mini Golf Party!
FRI | Jan 26 | 7:30 PM | $40 per person — click RSVP button below
“Par-Tee” after hours at the library with Lawrence’s wonderful sports guys, Brian Hanni, Kevin Romary, and Tom Keegan! Your reservation includes unlimited mini golf, clubhouse snacks, and drinks. The best golfers advance to the Wonders of Lawrence Tournament.

Family Golf
$5/player or $20/group of six — Pay at the door
SAT | Jan 27 | 10 AM–5:30 PM
SUN | Jan 28 | 12–5:30 PM

2017 Adult Golf Party Reservations button



2018 Caddy Stacks sponsors

Library Closing Early

The library will close at 4 PM on Saturday, Feb 11 to set up for our annual Library Foundation Fundraiser and transform the space into a Caribbean-inspired Carnaval of lights, feathers, food, and cocktail bar before doors open at 7 PM.

Come party with us and help support the library!

After Hours at the Library Fundraiser Featuring Mundo Nouvo

Make your reservations now for Saturday, Feb 11 at 7 PM at the Lawrence Public Library!

Inspired by our 2017 NEA Big Read selection, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the Library Foundation invites you to a Caribbean Carnaval de la Biblioteca.

This year’s fundraiser promises vibrant music by Mundo Nouvo, mouth-watering food and cocktails from Lawrence restaurants, and our wildly popular themed basket fundraiser.

For reservations and information, visit Questions? Contact Kathleen Morgan.

Huge thanks to Crown Automotive and BNSF for their generous support. All proceeds benefit Lawrence Public Library.

Foundation Fundraiser Carnaval tickets



Out of This World Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 27 at 7 PM, come mingle with Martians in the new library with stellar special guests, heavenly appetizers, drinks in the Venus Lounge, space music from the SOUND+VISION studio, and our famous themed basket fundraiser.

Get your tickets here! More info is here. Cocktail attire. All proceeds support your public library.

Special guests:


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Dreaming of Disney, Dinner + Downtown?

There’s a basket for that.

On Sunday, the Lawrence Public Library Foundation kicks off its fundraising week with 21 themed baskets, all donated by Lawrence area businesses and book clubs. You could win one of these sweet prize packages. Look for them in the Library Atrium!

Chances are just $2 each or 3 for $5. 

They’ve got books paired with wine, children’s stories and companion stuffed critters, a Star Wars nerdsplosion, gift certificates for fabulous meals around town, a week in Orlando with Disney World passes — a veritable “something for everyone”!

Three ways to enter:

  • Online here (minimum charge of $5 for online purchases)
  • In person in the Atrium, February 21 through 27
  • At the Library Foundation’s Out-Of-This-World swanky, spacey fundraiser on Saturday, February 27 at 7 PM—get your tickets here.

All proceeds support your library!