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Teen Summer Reading T-Shirt Contest

Calling all 6-12th grade artists!


We want YOU to design our teen summer reading t-shirt.

Every year we have a contest to design a t-shirt based on our summer reading theme. The shirt is given as one of the many teen prizes for summer reading finishers over the summer. That means that if your design is selected, more than 800 teens could be wearing your design in just a few months time!

To enter, download the entry form below and submit it along with your design to the Teen Zone by Friday, April 6, 2018.  You can also pick up a paper copy of the entry form in the Teen Zone.

 2018 T-shirt Design Contest Entry Form

The winning design will be selected at the end of April by the Teen Advisory Board (made up of 6-12th graders) and library staff.

The winner will receive a $25 gift card from Downtown Lawrence Inc., a one-of-a-kind hoodie or bag with their design, and t-shirts for their immediate family members.


Check out the entry form for all the requirements, but here is a little more information to get you started:

This year’s theme is “Unplugged”. You can interpret this however you wish. Your imagination is the limit. You also need to include the words “Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone” somewhere on your design.

Your design can only be one color – meaning one color of ink on white paper. You can draw your design by hand, use a computer, or use any other technique.

Here are the winning designs from the past few summers. Your design does not need to look anything like these, but hopefully this will get your imagination going!




























Past winning tshirt designs























Don’t forget to drop off your entry in the Teen Zone by Friday, April 6.

Let’s Get Growing!

After many hours of volunteer help and generous seed donations from our partners, the LPL Seed Library is back and ready for business starting Monday, Feb 20 in the Library Atrium.

Come browse vegetable, herb, and flower seeds and connect with gardening resources and a variety of free programs and events on topics related to green spaces and green living.

Download our brochure to help get you started, and give Melissa a holler if you have any questions!


Teen Zone Expanded

Looking for something to do when school lets out early? Come hang out at the library!

On Wednesdays from 2-5 PM, we’ll take over the Auditorium or Readers’ Theater (depending on the week) for gaming, movies, crafts, and more.

Look for something different each week.

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