Storytime Break

Storytimes are on break from May 1- 27. We'll start up again on May 28th, after Memorial Day weekend! We're busy getting prepped and ready for Summer Reading 2019! See everyone at the end of May…
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Board Game Shenanigans!

Working in libraries is VERY serious work. No fun, ever. Okay, I'm just kidding. Working at the Lawrence Public Library is far and beyond the most enjoyable job I've ever had. I get to spend my day talking with kiddos about books they like, making crafts, and meeting fantastic people. One thing I've never done…
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The Middle School Book That Made Me Love Reading: James Ramsey Ullman’s Banner in the Sky

It was a real pleasure to see the library had recently ordered a copy of James Ramsey Ullman's Banner in the Sky because, frankly, I don't know if I'd be working here if it wasn't for that book. Banner in the Sky is great for kids between 5th and 8th grade to read on their own (although…
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WHOA, That’s a Lot of Books!

If you’re a consummate follower of LPL’s lists, then you may have noticed some whoppers hitting the web. I have almost finished putting together my list of 100 Great Books for Toddlers (waiting on some replacements) while others in the Youth Services Staff have put together some other great lists of 100 great books. But…
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