Summer Reading tees are available

Summer Readers at Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, KS) can get hand-pulled silkscreened Summer Reading tees designed by Abby, a local teen, thanks to Leslie at LFK Press.
by Heather Kearns, Marketing & Patron Experience Supervisor and Kayla Cook, Media Relations & Communications Specialist
Hey, summer readers! We called for local teens to submit Summer Reading designs and one was perfect for this year's theme, "Adventure Begins at Your Library / La Aventura Comienza en tu Biblioteca." Now you can now get your own hand-pulled silkscreened Summer Reading tee just like library staff have thanks to Leslie at LFK Press, opens a new window. These tees were designed by Abby, a local teen who won our t-shirt design contest! All we did was add the park sign and font—everything else was her idea! Meet Abby, the Teen Summer Reading T-Shirt Designer in this Q&A.

Meet Abby, the teen Summer Reading t-shirt designer


Introduce yourself. What are your interests, hobbies, etc.? What do you like to do when you're not making art?

My name is Abby McDonald. I am 16 years old and attend Lawrence Virtual School.

My main passion is being a multimedia artist. My hobbies include drawing, building creatures out of recycled materials, and creating short animations. I also enjoy reading, playing racquetball, games, and the keyboard. My favorite book series is Wings of Fire.

Why did you enter the Summer Reading T-Shirt Contest?

I entered the contest because I thought it would be cool to have my drawing on the shirts for the Summer Reading program. I always enjoy getting the shirt every year.

How did you approach the design?

Whenever I read a book it makes me feel Iike I am in a completely different world. I wanted to express that with my drawing. 

Thanks for picking me!

Get your own Summer Reading 2024 tee

Free shirts for Library staff are sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation. Thank you, Friends!
Order tees here, opens a new window. Sign up for Summer Reading here, opens a new window.

Need Summer Reading books for littles? Check out the list below.

Lawrence Kid Picks: Summer Reading 2024

List created by LPL_Childrens

Our Summer Theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library! Here are some books to kickstart your Summer Reading adventure! Want to know more about Summer Reading at LPL? Visit:

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About Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Public Library (LPL for short) is a community hub that believes in the power of connecting with each other through shared knowledge and resources. Located in the heart of Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, we are committed to providing a space where our community can learn, connect, create, and grow through access to our vast collections, resources, services, programs, and knowledgeable staff. The library is supported by tax dollars, record-breaking book sales and philanthropic efforts by the LPL Friends & Foundation, and the dedicated efforts of more than 300 volunteers. All are welcome.



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