Lawrence Public Library to hold community resource fair

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


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

The resource fair is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 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” area with face painting, free book giveaways, and some squishy furniture for kids to play on
  • Free cups of coffee and hot chocolate
  • Snack packs donated by Just Food
  • Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile Bus providing vaccines, A1C/biometric screenings, and nutrition education

And representatives from the following agencies are expected to be there:

  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
  • Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • Community Children’s Center
  • Tenants to Homeowners
  • Heartland Community Health Center
  • Kansas Department for Children and Families
  • Lawrence Humane Society
  • Lawrence Transit
  • Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ
  • Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

For those who can’t make it, the library offers a Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guide at

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