2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Events at this Branch
Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards.” Visit the Lawrence Branch any Sunday from 12-5 throughout the month of January to make a card, or grab a kit to make one at home and drop it off at our Youth Services desk any time. At the end of the month, we will send the cards in to be distributed to children at Ronald McDonald houses around the US. To learn more about the organization, visit cardsforhospitalizedkids.com.
Saturday Night @ the Movies
Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!
About the Branch
If you haven’t visited lately, you may not recognize us!
Far from its humble beginnings as a one room library behind the Lawrence Shopping Center, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch now stands at the helm of the Mercer County Library System, housing a variety of print, electronic and audiovisual materials, in addition to the Lawrence Historical Collection and the Library Administrative Offices. Numerous book displays, bookmarks, newsletters and other handouts serve to inform and to complement our seasonal decorations, creating an atmosphere of warmth and welcome amidst a very busy building!
During our most recent building expansion, which was completed in 1997, the branch gained an additional 7,000 square feet of library space and now boasts eight conference rooms for community and non-profit use, Internet, word processing, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint access from every public terminal, extensive print and electronic business reference sources, including Lexis-Nexis and a room dedicated to New Jersey materials that also houses key genealogical research resources and a sixteen PC Computer Instruction lab.
The branch offers a full monthly schedule of computer instruction classes, from an introductory mouse class to PowerPoint and intermediate Excel training, as well as monthly adult programming, book discussions and children’s activities, all of which are listed in our monthly “Calendar of Events” and “Computer Instruction Brochure” and are free of charge. In addition to the more traditional programs, the Headquarters Branch coordinates the system-wide Home Bound Delivery Program, which matches patrons who are permanently or temporarily homebound with volunteers who select and deliver library materials.
The New Jersey Room
The New Jersey Room at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch contains a collection of historical and genealogical materials on New Jersey with distinct emphasis placed on materials covering Mercer County and its municipalities.
These historical and genealogical materials include atlases, archives, directories, encyclopedias, legal resources, records, and more. Special vertical files on a variety of topics covering New Jersey are also kept in this collection.
In addition to housing the New Jersey collection, the New Jersey Room serves as a quiet study community room. Patrons are welcome to use the New Jersey Room at their convenience during open hours at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch.