Summer Reading Challenge Extends to August 15

So far, our patrons have logged more than 2 million minutes (67%) for the Summer Reading Challenge! We are more than two-thirds of the way to our goal and need your help. Here’s where the …

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Ragin’ Readers Program Announced with Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics

Louisiana Athletics and its Young Ragin’ Cajuns Club have partnered with the Lafayette Public Library System to create Ragin’ Readers, presented by Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The initiative promotes the library’s goal for children (teens, and adults) in Acadiana to read more than three million minutes this summer.

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Bookmobile Summer Schedule
Bookmobile Summer Schedule

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

 

Personal Time Capsule
Personal Time Capsule

Teens are encouraged to make a personal time capsule using recycled household containers to capture the COVID-19 historical event. Extra containers are available for pick up at the South Regional Library if needed while supplies …

*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 …

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. 
Stay tuned! Tinker Tuesdays will return in September!
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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 …

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 …

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

Friday Trivia!
Friday Trivia!

Do you think you know trivia? Join us for Friday Trivia to test your skills. Click the link below, test yourself, then show off your knowledge by heading to our Facebook page and posting your score in …

Learn to Finger Knit
Learn to Finger Knit

Finger knitting is a fun and easy craft! It’s a simple stitch, requires no experience or expertise. All you need is yarn, scissors, and your hands!
Click here to get started!

*Virtual* Master Puppet Theater
*Virtual* Master Puppet Theater

Tune in for our puppet shows that are sure to entertain! Ages 3-12.
Youtube and Facebook
 
 

Tensegrity Model Craft Tutorial
Tensegrity Model Craft Tutorial

Looking for a nifty Father’s Day gift? Learn how to create a gravity-defying sculpture with household items using the power of tensional integrity, or tensegrity!
Click here for Youtube tutorial.

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

Until August 31st, you can 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 …

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 …

Writes of Spring Writing 2020: Contest Winners List
Writes of Spring Writing 2020: Contest Winners List

The annual Writes of Spring Writing Contest involves K–12 Grade students residing in Lafayette Parish or the surrounding parishes of Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion. These students submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, …

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 …