Winter’s Third Space: Lawrence Public Library

Keep warm this winter with comfort food cookbooks, Mental Health Kits, and SAD Lamps from our Health Spot

by Theresa Bird, Information Services Assistant

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?”

- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Valuing high-quality, equitable service to anyone seeking information, your library staff understand that life can be extra challenging during a season of less light and warmth. We do our best to hold with the roundest and most tender of respects a person's interests, growth, learning, and needs.

As we enter winter, your library has you covered as you make your way through the chilly Kansas months. We have a wide variety of free resources available. With a library card, you may check out cookbooks with comfort food recipes, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lamps to help re-regulate a struggling sleep-wake cycle, and mental health kits. With or without a library card, you may access winter events that offer opportunities for new connections during a season which can cause isolation, a specially-curated web page all about therapy, and health insurance application assistance.

For a cheerful pick-me-up on a dreary winter day, stop by the library for sunshine splashes that reflect–off of our walls, carpet floors, and the desk aptly titled Ask Desk where you can “ask us anything”–creating rainbows in unexpected places. Winter is a season of curling up and staying in–What better time to take time to learn something new or take a pause to reflect on what you and yours need?

The library is a passionately hope-filled space with staff ready to connect you with quality information and offer a warm smile during this cold season. We embrace diversity of thought, promote inclusion and belonging, and guarantee equitable access. Pick your topic and we’ll help you “Connect the Dots.”

Lawrence Public Library–a building of books and its tribute to human growth (and the requisite curiosity that births it.) It is a wonder if, when the architects drew up their blueprints for the space, they knew how good it would feel to be on the receiving end of that vision.

Article originally found in the Reader: Lawrence Public Library News & Events Calendar

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.



Information Services

Community Resources

Connecting the Dots: Therapy

Mental Health Kits

SAD lamps

Reader: Lawrence Public Library News & Events Calendar