Lawrence Public Library

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Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Public Library official logo.png
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The newly expanded home of the Lawrence Public Library
Country United States
Type Public
Location 707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, Kansas  66044-2371
Coordinates 38°58′14″N 95°14′15″W / 38.97056°N 95.23750°W / 38.97056; -95.23750
Collection
Size 250,000
Website www.lawrence.lib.ks.us

The Lawrence Public Library is a public library located in Lawrence, Kansas. It serves the City of Lawrence, and, through its membership in the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), all of the citizens of the NEKLS multi-county regional library system. It is governed by a board of trustees consisting of seven members. The current members of the Board of Trustees are: Christopher Burger, Fran Devlin (Secretary-Treasurer), Joan Golden (Vice Chair), Terry Leibold, Ursula Minor, David Vance, and Deborah Thompson (Chair).[1] The library's current director is Topeka native and University of Kansas graduate Brad Allen.[2]

Renovation and expansion[edit]

On November 2, 2010 Lawrence voters approved a project to expand and renovate the existing library at 707 Vermont Street.[3] The $19M plan encourages portions of the library to be seen from Vermont Street in addition to a 250-space parking garage. It was completed in July 2014.[4] During construction, the library was temporarily housed in the former Borders Books location at 700 New Hampshire Street.[5]

Image gallery[edit]

The temporary home of the library, from 2013 to July 2014 
Construction as of March 2014, viewed from the southwest 
Construction as of March 2014, viewed from the northeast 
The completed library, viewed from the northeast 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Trustees". Lawrence Public Library. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Lawhorn, Chad (March 8, 2012). "KU grad hired as Lawrence Public Library’s new director". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Lawhorn, Chad (November 2, 2010). "Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Lawhorn, Chad (October 2, 2012). "Library project moves forward". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "What’s up with the renovation?". Lawrence Public Library. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 38°58′14″N 95°14′15″W / 38.97056°N 95.23750°W / 38.97056; -95.23750