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Lafayette Reads Together selects Haben
Posted on December 2, 2020
Lafayette Reads Together selects Haben

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is entering its seventh year as a community-wide reading program and you are invited to be a part of it! This annual event was created to get our community reading, sharing, …

Read to Me Book Club Promotes Early Literacy
Posted on December 2, 2020
Read to Me Book Club Promotes Early Literacy

Learning begins at birth, and part of Lafayette Public Library’s new early literacy initiative, Read to Me Book Club, supports learning for children from birth to age 5. The library has partnered with talkingisteaching.org’s early literacy …

Writes of Spring – 2021 Writing Contest
Posted on December 2, 2020
Writes of Spring – 2021 Writing Contest

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, …

Library Resource Guide
Posted on December 2, 2020
Library Resource Guide

This resource guide is meant to serve an an introduction to our digital and physical resources available to you. As a service to you, the Lafayette Public Library subscribes to a large selection of online databases …

Butler Memorial Branch’s New Open Hours
Posted on December 2, 2020
Butler Memorial Branch’s New Open Hours

The Butler Memorial Branch, located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center (309 Cora St.), will have new hours beginning Monday, January 11. The library location will be open Monday – Thursday from 4:00 …

Early Literacy Bag Available at Main and Regional Libraries
Posted on December 2, 2020
Early Literacy Bag Available at Main and Regional Libraries

The Lafayette Public Library is proudly participating in a national campaign to boost the early learning and brain development of children from birth through age three. The “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaign is …

Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging
Posted on December 2, 2020
Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging

The Library Elf service, which previously helped patrons keep track of their holds and checked out items while managing multiple library cards on a single account, has been retired.
We now have the ability to send …

For a Limited Time, Enjoy Kanopy Streaming Service
Posted on December 2, 2020
For a Limited Time, Enjoy Kanopy Streaming Service

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more with your library card! Patrons can enjoy access to a rotating selection of movies through the Kanopy streaming service.

Digital Storytime
Posted on December 1, 2020
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 …

MiFi Hotspots Available for Checkout at Main Library
Posted on October 31, 2020
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 …

Grow with Google Webinar Series
Posted on May 24, 2020
Grow with Google Webinar Series

Learn how can Google can help your small business succeed! The Grow with Google Programs for Libraries series are self-guided tutorials that you can access at your own pace to learn about Google applications, how to apply for …

Library Online Resources Available From Home
Posted on May 24, 2020
Library Online Resources Available From Home

Our library doors have officially reopened, but our online databases are still available for you 24/7. We have everything you need to support online learning, eBooks & eAudiobooks, magazines & newspapers, entertainment, and so much …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Posted on May 24, 2020
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 …

LPSS Student IDs serve as a Lafayette Public Library Card!
Posted on May 24, 2020
LPSS Student IDs serve as a Lafayette Public Library Card!

The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up for a second year to provide your child with a free Student ID-Public Library Card. This program automatically enrolls more than 31,000 …

Lynda.com @ LPL
Posted on May 24, 2019
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
Posted on May 24, 2019
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 …

LPL Mobile App!
Posted on May 24, 2019
LPL Mobile App!

Download our mobile app today for iOS or Android by searching “Lafayette Public Library” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, simply log in using your library card …

Library Museum Pass Includes Five Local Museums
Posted on November 29, 2018
Library Museum Pass Includes Five Local Museums

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer the museum pass program that provides free family admission to five museums and historic sites in Lafayette Parish. Due to the success of the library’s partnership with …

Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!
Posted on October 5, 2018
Check out musical instruments from the M.I.Brary!

Check Out the Musical Instrument Library (M.I.Brary)!
You can now check out a guitar, keyboard, or even an accordion the same way you would a book at the Chenier Branch of the Lafayette Public Library!
Who knows — …

AR Information in Catalog
Posted on October 9, 2017
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 …