Library Locations Are Open!

The Lafayette Public Library reopened to the public at noon on Monday, May 18. All library locations are back to regular hours with the exception of the Butler Memorial Branch which will remain closed. The Chenier …

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Start the Summer by Joining Our Reading Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? The Lafayette Public Library is challenging you, your family, and friends to help us reach our summer community goal of 3 million minutes read! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Imagine, encourages you to explore the world of fantasy, folk tales, fairy tales, myths, and other titles that foster imagination.

Read & Record:
Read 10 minutes a day for a total of 600 minutes (or 10 hours) between June 1 and July 31. Audiobooks and reading to a non-reader count too. Read the full story »

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 all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions and …

Boredom Busters
Boredom Busters

Swing by any of our drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries) to grab a fun-filled activity sheet then return it filled out to get a sticker prize! Recommended for children.
Action BINGO
Sunday, May 31 – Saturday, …

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 …

Tinker Tuesdays
Tinker Tuesdays

Weekly instructional videos that will get kids tinkering around the house! Check back weekly for updated links to videos. 
Snow Storm in a Jar
Join us for some hands-on science as we create snow storms in a …

“Straw Wars” Paper Circuit Craft
“Straw Wars” Paper Circuit Craft

Make an X-Wing paper circuit craft at home! Stop by North Regional Library’s drive-thru or come inside and grab a bag full of everything you need including supplies and instructions. Ages 12 & up.
No registration …

*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 …

Grab & Go Paper Towel Roll Art
Grab & Go Paper Towel Roll Art

Grab a bag of supplies from the library and go make something unique at home. We supply the paper towel roll, craft paper, and cardboard backing. You supply the paint, glue, and creativity. Recommended for …

Hogwarts Puzzle Room
Hogwarts Puzzle Room

We need your help! Log into Zoom and help several Hogwarts students find clues and solve puzzles to escape detention gone awry at the school! Ages 7-12.
Registration by phone (337) 261-5779 or in-person begins Monday, …

Learn to Play Chess Remotely
Learn to Play Chess Remotely

Join us in a Skype meeting and learn to play chess! Ages 10 & up.
Registration begins Monday, June 8. Valid email required. On the day of the class, an email will be sent out with …

Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!
Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!

Read to your heart’s content! RomanceBookCloud provides unlimited and unrestricted access to a curated collection of 1,800 romance ebooks. Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love …

Drive-Thru Window Services Have Resumed
Drive-Thru Window Services Have Resumed

Drive-thru window services have resumed at the North Regional, South Regional, East Regional, West Regional, and Main Libraries as of Monday, May 4. Patrons can pick up their requested materials if they have been notified …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Take the 100 Book Club challenge!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2020, and you will become a member of the 100 Book Club. Earn cool prizes and the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will! Complete rules are available …

Access Ancestry.com Library Edition From Home
Access Ancestry.com Library Edition From Home

Interested in family research? We’ve got you covered! From now until April 30, Ancestry.com Library Edition can be accessed remotely through the digital resources page of our website at lafayettepubliclibrary.org/freestuff. It’s an online resource with over 1.2 billion …

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Join our Goodreads group to discuss a new book each month!

*Digital* Wheel of Time Book Club
*Digital* Wheel of Time Book Club

The Wheel of Time book club will continue online as a Goodreads group! Join in by clicking below:
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1079709-lpl-wheel-of-time-book-club
“Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.” Join us as we discuss the Wheel of …

Lynda.com @ LPL
Lynda.com @ LPL

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer patrons free access to Lynda.com, a customized learning center that provides access to a vast subscription library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized …

Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch
Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch

The Bookmobile is 32 feet long, handicap accessible, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot. The vehicle is stocked with a diverse collection of books, DVDs and audiobooks available to check out as part of its outreach services. It …

“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service
“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service

RENEW DAT  automatically renews your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
* No more late fees [but we still have late fees] – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they are overdue letting you return …

AR Information in Catalog
AR Information in Catalog

The Lafayette Public Library has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons can find all pertinent AR info when they search for a specific book, including interest level, reading level, points, and even …

Playaway Launchpad
Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has Playaway Launchpads in our collection! These preloaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brainpower! Launchpads are a secure way to let your child …