Archive for Sunday, May 27, 2012


Library kicks off reading program

May 27, 2012


Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program isn’t just for reading anymore.

Of course, participants will still be printing logs, reading books and winning prizes during the program, Summer in the City. But the library also plans to partner with other community organizations to fold in art, science, fitness and other programs taking place all over town.

There are three ways to participate in the program: logging the number of books you read, logging the number of hours you read or — the new one — reading books and attending events. A mad science class for children, a downtown architecture tour for teens and ballet for adults are only a few of many options.

But first, the summer kickoff party — Lawn Games and Moustaches is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the library, 707 Vt. The all-ages event will feature games, crafts, pie, lemonade, banjos and accordions. Don’t forget to wear a fake moustache (unless, of course, you have a real one).

Mainly, moustaches just make things more fun.

To find a complete Summer in the City events schedule or to print a reading log, visit

Also on Saturday, the library will put on its first children’s book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will have everything from picture books to young adult books to games and DVDs.


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