MiFi Hotspots Available for Checkout at Main Library

Lafayette Public Library patrons can borrow a MiFi (Mobile WiFi) Hotspot to take the internet wherever they may go. A hotspot is a portable device that provides WiFi internet access to computers, smartphones, and tablets …

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Temporary Library Cards Issued for Hurricane Evacuees

Beginning Wednesday, September 2, the Lafayette Public Library will issue temporary library cards to Louisiana residents from Jefferson Davis Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Cameron Parish who have been displaced by Hurricane Laura and who are momentarily living in Lafayette Parish.

Access to information and communication is vital in these times, and in order to make library resources easily and immediately available for these individuals, cards will be distributed at all nine Lafayette Public Library locations. The temporary library card will provide all the same benefits of a regular library card including the ability to checkout materials and book study rooms, as well as offering access to WiFi, computers, printers, fax machines, and more.

For more information about how to obtain a temporary library card, visit any of the nine Lafayette Public Library locations in person or call (337) 261-5787. Read the full story »

Book Cover Challenge!
Book Cover Challenge!

Lafayette Public Library challenges your family to recreate your favorite book cover in a photo challenge to be shared on Facebook, Instagram, and our website! Let’s keep the community and the library connected in fun …

Bookmobile Fall Schedule
Bookmobile Fall Schedule

GoGo Biblio Bookmobile will be making community stops near you this fall! Curbside service of books, movies, Grab & Go crafts, Wi-Fi, and tech assistance for eBooks and eAudiobooks will be available.
Our fall schedule is …

Beyond Black History Month Book Club
Beyond Black History Month Book Club

Join us for a book club focused on black history, critical race theory, and anti-racism. Our September book will be “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin. The October book will be “The Fire This …

Romance Book Club
Romance Book Club

Love to read romance? Join us on Zoom for our virtual Romance Book Club. In September we’ll be discussing “The Kiss Quotient,” by Helen Hoang and October will be “Soulless” by Gail Carrige. We’ll have …

*Virtual* LEGO Club
*Virtual* LEGO Club

Calling all LEGO lovers! We’ll post themes on Facebook at the beginning of each week, then you build your unique creations at home and share them with us in the comments of the post! As …

Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts
Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include most of the supplies you’ll need plus instructions …

Virtual Programs for Teens
Virtual Programs for Teens

Check out our collection of programs for teen patrons (ages 12-18)! Videos will be posted on our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Virtual Programs for Adults
Virtual Programs for Adults

We have plenty of fun programs for our adult patrons to enjoy virtually! Videos will be posted on our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Teen Grab & Go Crafts
Teen Grab & Go Crafts

Teens– No need to be bored this summer! Swing by any of the library drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries), and grab a bag full of fun! Each bag contains supplies needed for the craft …

Adult Grab & Go Crafts
Adult Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions and …

Digital Storytime
Digital Storytime

Lafayette Public Library will be hosting Digital Storytime on Facebook each Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM!  Tune in each week for stories, songs, and laughter!

Due to copyright restrictions, the videos will be removed from Facebook immediately …

Tinker Tuesdays
Tinker Tuesdays

Weekly instructional videos that will get kids tinkering around the house! Check back weekly for updated links to videos. 
Leaf Science (September 22): Ever wonder why leaves change colors with the seasons? We’ll learn why with this activity!

Wild Card Wednesday
Wild Card Wednesday

Stay tuned for special activities or programs, because Wednesdays are full of surprises! Age ranges vary depending on the week’s activity. Videos will be posted to YouTube and Facebook on the dates listed.
Tortilla Art (September 16): …

To Be Continued – Book Club
To Be Continued – Book Club

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of a story, then check it out to continue! Find us on Youtube.
Find the book in our catalog!

Craft Challenge Thursdays
Craft Challenge Thursdays

Kids can look forward to a new craft challenge with a tutorial or example every Thursday! Be sure to check our Facebook page on Thursdays for a chance to post a picture of what you’ve made …

Be B.R.A.V.E. Mini Camp
Be B.R.A.V.E. Mini Camp

Be brave and complete the B.R.A.V.E. Mini-Camp where kids will learn to identify and put a stop to bullying behaviors. Kids who take the B.R.A.V.E. pledge can pick up a small prize from the Main …

Virtual Drop-In Gaming: Jackbox Edition
Virtual Drop-In Gaming: Jackbox Edition

Join us Friday afternoons in July & August for a remote gaming session featuring Jackbox party games! You just need a computer for Zoom and a smartphone or tablet to use as a controller.
Registration with …

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Do you love young adult books? Join our group LPL YA Virtual Book Club on Goodreads to discuss a new book each month. Also, join us monthly for a Zoom chat with a moderator!
September 17
“There’s Someone Inside …

Get Growing!
Get Growing!

Expert gardening tips presented by the Lafayette Master Gardeners. Ages 18 & up.
June 11: Virtual Presentation – Herbs: Garden to Table

June 18: Virtual Presentation - Organic Practices

Kids’ Friday Trivia
Kids’ Friday Trivia

Special trivia questions made just for kids! Join us every Friday for a new theme! Recommended for ages 7 – 14.
September 11: Animals
From creepy-crawlies to cute & fluffy, how much do you know about the animal …