Posted in Book Club, Children's, Free Event, Summer Reading

Travel Without Your Passport

This summer, you can travel around the world without your passport, by diving into a good book! Families with school-aged children are welcome to join us on an adventure through the Amazon Rain Forest on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM for our Family Book Club.

We’ll be discussing the first book in the Race the Wild series entitled Rain Forest Relay, which was written by Kristin Earhart and illustrated by Eda Kaban. There will be pizza, dessert, and fun activities.

Make sure you register online so that you can pick up your FREE COPY of Rain Forest Relay! You can also register by phone (978-433-0330) or in person at the Library’s circulation desk.


This event is part of our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program. Thanks to the Friends of the Lawrence Library for funding this event.

Posted in Friends of the Library, museum passes

Discounted Tickets for Area Attractions

Looking for somewhere fun, educational, or air-conditioned to take your kids during the dog days of summer?  Want to save money? Visit the Lawrence Library and take out a museum pass! The Library has 24 passes that allow you reduced admission to various area attractions like Battleship Cove, Museum of Science, and Acton’s Discovery Museum.

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Visit our website to search for passes by museum or date and use your library card to reserve the pass of your choice. Then come to the library to pick up your pass! You may also reserve passes over the phone (978-433-0330) or in person.

You can even reserve a parking pass for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation! Reservations for this parking pass must be made by Library staff. This pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the state parks system that charge a parking fee. For a full list of locations, click here.

In July, we will be adding five new passes:

These passes are donated by the Friends of the Lawrence Library with money raised through donations and fundraising.


Posted in Children's, Crafts, Free Event, Special Event, storytime, Summer Reading, Teen

Summer Programs Start June 28!

Celebrate our kickoff to summer in style with zillions of bubbles! Join us on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 AM for our fun Annual Bubble Blast Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

The fun isn’t limited to kids! This summer, every time that you visit the Lawrence Library, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize!

Visitors to the children’s room will get to make a necklace this summer, by choosing a new bead to add to their necklace each time they visit. The children’s department has planned activities for kids of all ages with something new each day!

On Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM, we will be having a family book club for the elementary age group. Make sure you register online to pick up a free copy of Race the Wild by Kristin Earhart and illustrator Eda Kaban. Join us for pizza and a discussion in the library’s meeting room on the lower level.

We will also be offering evening family storytimes on Wednesday, July 25 and August 15 at 6 PM on both nights.

Don’t forget summer reading! This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! and we’ll be celebrating with:

Speaking of rocking, did you know that in addition to being able to borrow DVDs and CDs from the library, you can access many concerts online via Qello?  All you need is your library card!

The Lawrence Library has something for everyone this summer! The children’s room will offer engineering challenges (grades 2-8), sand art (for the whole family!), LEGO fun, various crafts, chess (grades K-8), and ICE CREAM.  Teens can join us for  pizza and movie nights as well as a Shibori dyeing workshop, which is being held on August 9. 

Check out our event calendar for details, dates and times. You can also subscribe to this blog for frequent updates on events. 

See you at the library this summer for a rocking good time!

Posted in Friends of the Library

Smile for the Friends of the Library

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon, you can raise money for the Friends of the Lawrence Library? You’ll be supporting a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the Library and the community; to promote awareness of the Library’s services and programs; and to raise funds for Library purchases.

1. Go to Amazon Smile

2. Sign into your Amazon account.

3. If you’re already supporting an organization, you’ll see something like the following image. Note where it reads “Supporting” in gold. If you are already supporting an organization, you can change it from the drop down menu.

Amazon Smile

4. If you’re new to Amazon Smile, you’ll see something like this “Welcome to AmazonSmile” image. In the lower right corner, type in “Friends of the Lawrence Library” and we should pop up. Make sure you’re selecting the Friends of the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, MA.

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And that’s all you have to do! Just make sure that you start your Amazon shopping at

Posted in Video

Literary Landmark Dedication Video

Last month, we celebrated the Lawrence Library’s designation as a Literary Landmark. The library was awarded this status because of its depiction in Barbara Cooney’s award-winning children’s book Miss Rumphius.

If you weren’t able to attend the Barbara Cooney Literary Landmark dedication, you can watch the whole thing here, thanks to Pepperell Community Media, Inc.

Want to learn more about Literary Landmarks? Check out this Lawrence Library blog post for more details.