The Library of Congress’ largest library to open with the first public reading on the grounds of the Lawrence Public Library
The Library’s first public viewing of the grounds was held at the Lawrence Library on Friday, May 2.
The reading, which was sponsored by the Lawrence Foundation and the Lawrence State University, brought together people who have participated in the Lawrence community for years.
The first reading was also a celebration of the library’s new location on the National Mall.
The library was built to serve as a symbol of the city and the nation.
The building was named in honor of Lawrence City Councilman George Lawrence, who died in January 2017 at the age of 84.
More to come.