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Summer Reading is May 23 - Aug 18.
Summer Reading is May 23 - Aug 18.

I take requests I take requests

How one of LPL's most devoted bibliophiles delivers joy to hundreds of people every week (and growing).
How one of LPL's most devoted bibliophiles delivers joy to hundreds of people every week (and growing).

Quiz: What Book Club member are you? Quiz: What Book Club member are you?

The non-reader? The wine enthusiast? Or seriously just into books and looking for a relaxed & interesting way to be social?
The non-reader? The wine enthusiast? Or seriously just into books and looking for a relaxed & interesting way to be social?

New Board Game Collection New Board Game Collection

Starting Monday, May 14, you can check out board games from the library! Get more face time with friends and family at your next slumber party, weekend getaway, or afternoon at the Replay.
Get more facetime with friends and family at your next slumber party, weekend getaway, or afternoon at the Replay.

Book luggers unite! Book luggers unite!

Lawrence Public Library without its volunteers is akin to KU Basketball without its fans.
Lawrence Public Library without its volunteers is akin to KU Basketball without its fans.

Up Next

Birding While Black Birding While Black

May 24th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Liberty Hall
Author Dr. J. Drew Lanham alights in Lawrence to tell how being an "oddity" in his scientific community fuels a deeply-held mission.
Author Dr. J. Drew Lanham alights in Lawrence to tell how being an "oddity" in his scientific community fuels a deeply-held mission.

Teen Fines Read-Off Teen Fines Read-Off

We're offering the great Teen Fines Read-Off program throughout the summer! Reading books = getting rid of fines.
We're offering the great Teen Fines Read-Off program throughout the summer! Reading books = getting rid of fines.

Readers' Services

Lawrence Picks: The Books of Basketball Lawrence Picks: The Books of Basketball

recommended by LPL_EliH
The sports world and the book world collide more often than you might think. Spanning a surprising range of genres, here's a roster of…
The sports world and the book world collide more often than you might think. Spanning a surprising range of genres, here's a roster of…

Ep 023: The Book Club Episode Ep 023: The Book Club Episode

Reading and discussing books with others deepens your reading experience. If you want to start a book club, or are having issues with an existing club, this episode is all for you. Kate and Polli have reading suggestions, anecdotes, suggestions for drama-free meetings, and…
Reading and discussing books with others deepens your reading experience. If you want to start a book club, or are having issues with an…

Lawrence Picks: Muslim Voices -… Lawrence Picks: Muslim Voices -…

recommended by LPL_KateG
Explore brilliant voices from around the world. This list features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Muslim authors.
Explore brilliant voices from around the world. This list features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Muslim authors.

Meet the Book Squad Meet the Book Squad

More info to get your own personalized recommendations from members of the Book Squad Team!
More info to get your own personalized recommendations from members of the Book Squad Team!

Info Services

Summer Adventure Reading List Summer Adventure Reading List

recommended by LPL_LizS
So maybe I can't trek through the Amazon jungle in search of ancient civilizations this summer, but that doesn't mean I can't live…
So maybe I can't trek through the Amazon jungle in search of ancient civilizations this summer, but that doesn't mean I can't live...

Gardening for Native Bees Gardening for Native Bees

Jun 5th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ecologist Courtney Masterson will share tips on providing food and habitat for bees, with a focus on native pollinators and their…
Ecologist Courtney Masterson will share tips on providing food and habitat for bees, with a focus on native pollinators and their…

Willow Drop-In Willow Drop-In

Jun 7th | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Domestic violence and human trafficking are public health issues affecting everyone in our community. Trained advocates from Willow will…
Domestic violence and human trafficking are public health issues affecting everyone in our community. Trained advocates from Willow will…

LPL Blog

Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration… Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration…

Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…
Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…

J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In… J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In…

I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…
I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…

The Joy of Words The Joy of Words

Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…
Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…

LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival… LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival…

The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…
The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…

Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The… Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The…

By Klopez
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…

Tech + Studio

Online Printing Online Printing

Send documents to our printers over the internet via a handy form. Print jobs can be released from the lower-level print station.
Send documents to our printers over the internet via a handy form. Print jobs can be released from the lower-level print station.

1-on-1 Tech Help 1-on-1 Tech Help

LPL offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics.
LPL offers One-on-One Technology Help on a wide range of topics.

Tech Drop In Tech Drop In

By Kim
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Walk-in format on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bring your gadgets and questions for help from our resident techies. Walk-in format on a first-come, first-served basis.

Welcome to SOUND + VISION Welcome to SOUND + VISION

All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!
All you ever wanted to know about your SOUND + VISION Studio!

Lynda.com Lynda.com

Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more! Quality video courses taught by industry experts.
Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more! Quality video courses taught by industry experts.

Kids + Babies

Small Adventurers for Your Big Summer:… Small Adventurers for Your Big Summer: Mouse Heroes

recommended by LPL_Childrens
Heroes don't have to be big, or strong, or human for that matter. Unplug and unwind this summer with some mouse themed escapades.
Heroes don't have to be big, or strong, or human for that matter. Unplug and unwind this summer with some mouse themed escapades.

Tween Club: Recycled Crafts Tween Club: Recycled Crafts

Jun 1st | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.
A club just for tweens in grades 3-5, or ages 8-11! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.

Kidsapalooza: Outdoor Day! Kidsapalooza: Outdoor Day!

Jun 6th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bubbles and sidewalk chalk and parachutes, oh my! We're starting Kidsapalooza completely unplugged with outdoor games and activities sure...
Bubbles and sidewalk chalk and parachutes, oh my! We're starting Kidsapalooza completely unplugged with outdoor games and activities sure to inspire fun all summer long!Kidsapalooza is a rip-roaring good time for 5 to 6-year-olds! We meet once a week and do all sorts of…

Exploratorium: I Survived! Exploratorium: I Survived!

Jun 4th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
We'll kick off Exploratorium by exploring the wild with the Boy and Girl Scouts! We'll learn how to successfully camp, spot a poisonous...
We'll kick off Exploratorium by exploring the wild with the Boy and Girl Scouts! We'll learn how to successfully camp, spot a poisonous plant, tie a knot, do first aid, and more!Each week we'll explore the theme of "Libraries Unplugged" with music, art, LEGOs, games, and more!...

Say it in Español (Ages 5-7) Say it in Español

Jun 5th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Expand your world and have fun learning a bit of Spanish this summer! Two 4-week sessions will be held for different age groups.…
Ages 5-7Expand your world and have fun learning a bit of Spanish this summer! Two 4-week sessions will be held for different age groups. Registration is required; space is limited.

Teen Zone

Renegades

Super hero/villain fans, this book is for you. The author of the popular Lunar Chronicles series returns in Renegades. In this world,…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

I Am Alfonso Jones

Alfonso Jones is a high school student at a private art academy in a New York City borough. He plays the trumpet, gets good grades, and is… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Amazing Teen Artists = Awesome Summer… Amazing Teen Artists = Awesome Summer…

The only thing hotter than the Teen Zone's Summer Reading Events is the fabulous SWAG we've got to go with them!! Congratulations to…
The only thing hotter than the Teen Zone's Summer Reading Events is the fabulous SWAG we've got to go with them!! Congratulations to...

Speak

I found the novel “Speak” incredibly powerful as a teen and upon re-reading as an adult, but this graphic novel adaptation takes the story… More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC
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