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 »

Early Voting Now Through October 27
Early Voting Now Through October 27

Early voting runs October 16 – October 27, excluding Sundays, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm in Lafayette Parish. Below are a list of various websites offering information about your upcoming election ballot.

Vote for Your Favorite Book Character!
Vote for Your Favorite Book Character!

It’s election time! All ages can participate in the democratic process by voting for their favorite book characters in a variety of categories. You can fill out a ballot at the Main or Regional libraries …

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 …

Meeting Room and Study Space Availability
Meeting Room and Study Space Availability

We have now entered Phase III Guidelines and are working to make library meeting rooms available once more. These rooms are able to accommodate a small gathering or study group safely with social distancing.

I Love My Librarian! Award
I Love My Librarian! Award

Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Nominations for this year’s I Love My Librarian Award are open until November 9, 2020.

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 …

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Be a part of our 2020 Pumpkin Decorating Contest! All ages are welcome; judging categories by age group (children, teen, and adult). Submissions are being accepted October 1 – 26 by email at pumpkin@lafayettepubliclibrary.org.

*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. 
 

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.
Spooky Campfire Stories (October …

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 …