Lawrence Public Library to Host Community Resource Fair – The Lawrence Times

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The Lawrence Public Library, in partnership with DCCCA, will host the second annual Community Resource Fair on Friday.


“We all encounter bumps in the road and need the help of our friends and neighbors from time to time. Knowing where to turn can make all the difference,” the library’s event page says. Connect to resources and chat with staff members at local social service agencies, including those related to retirement, health care, utility assistance, pet resources, and more. !”

The resource fair is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Some resources will be available on site, according to LPL, including:

  • Winter coats and warm winter accessories, such as hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and socks
  • “Kids” zone with face painting, free books and squishy furniture for children to play on
  • Complimentary cups of coffee and hot chocolate
  • Snacks courtesy of Just Food
  • Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile Bus providing vaccines, A1C/biometric screenings and nutrition education

And representatives from the following agencies are expected:

  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
  • Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
  • Northeastern Kansas Catholic Charities
  • Children’s community center
  • Tenants to Owners
  • Heartland Community Health Center
  • Kansas Department for Children and Families
  • Lawrence Humane Society
  • St. Laurent Transit
  • Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters
  • Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

For those who can’t get around, the library offers a Lawrence-Douglas County resource guide at

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