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LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!
Posted on November 29, 2018
LPSS Student IDs Now Serve as a Library Card!

Your Student ID Card now serves as one of your most important school supplies: A Lafayette Public Library Card.
The Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Parish School System have teamed up this year to provide …

LPL Rolls Out New BiblioBike
Posted on November 29, 2018
LPL Rolls Out New BiblioBike

The Lafayette Public Library is debuting its new pedal-powered mobile library – the BiblioBike! This eco-friendly tricycle brings library resources in a new and exciting way to public venues in the community. As a new …

Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums
Posted on November 29, 2018
Library Museum Pass Expands to Include Five Local Museums

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to offer a newly expanded 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 …

Christmas Holiday: All Libraries Close at 1:00 PM
Posted on November 29, 2018
Christmas Holiday: All Libraries Close at 1:00 PM

All library locations will close at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas Eve holiday. They will remain closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. All …

New Year’s Holiday: All Libraries Close at 5:00 PM
Posted on November 28, 2018
New Year’s Holiday: All Libraries Close at 5:00 PM

All library locations will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 31 in observance of the New Year’s Eve holiday. They will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day …

Fishing Clinic
Posted on November 28, 2018
Fishing Clinic

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be on hand to introduce young anglers to the skills necessary to tie tackle, identify fish, and know their reel. Open to families.
Thursday, January 3
1:00 – 2:00
Main Library

Maker Meetup
Posted on November 28, 2018
Maker Meetup

Like crafting, building, creating and making of all kinds? Join like-minded makers for a short presentation and socialization each month leading to the Lafayette Mini Maker Faire 2019 (March 30). These gatherings are sure to …

Lafayette Reads Together: Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard
Posted on November 28, 2018
Lafayette Reads Together: Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

Lafayette Reads Together is a community read that involves the Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and many other local organizations. Visit our libraries for a free copy of the book Finding Gobi …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Libraries (Except Butler) Closed
Posted on November 28, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Libraries (Except Butler) Closed

All library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Butler Memorial Branch WILL be open 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

An Evening with Author Dion Leonard (LRT)
Posted on November 28, 2018
An Evening with Author Dion Leonard (LRT)

Author Dion Leonard will talk about his journey in Finding Gobi while running an ultramarathon in the Gobi Desert. Along the way, he discovered many things about himself and China. Preceeding the author talk, Middlebrook Mandarin …

Finding Gobi Book Discussion (LRT)
Posted on November 28, 2018
Finding Gobi Book Discussion (LRT)

Take part in a discussion of Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard. Our special guest is Christine Duay, Lafayette Parish School System’s Director of Early Childhood. Ms. Duay will bring along Willow, the public schools’ service dog. For Ages …

Talk to a Dog Expert (LRT)
Posted on November 28, 2018
Talk to a Dog Expert (LRT)

Are you curious why dogs act in certain ways and what they are trying to tell you? Find out with dog expert Ally Lockin from ZenDog Training to learn about canine body language, how to …

Mardi Gras Closures
Posted on November 28, 2018
Mardi Gras Closures

Library closures due to Mardi Gras related parking and access issues:
Saturday, February 23 – Main Library and North Regional Library closed all day
Sunday, February 24 – Scott Branch closed all day

Animal Tales (LRT)
Posted on November 28, 2018
Animal Tales (LRT)

Practice your reading-aloud skills with trained therapy animals from Pet Partners of Acadiana! Ages 5-10. Registration begins Monday, February 11. Call 445-3168 to schedule a time slot.
Saturday, February 23
1:30 – 2:30 pm
East Regional Library

Marathon Running by Dr. Damien Chaisson (LRT)
Posted on November 28, 2018
Marathon Running by Dr. Damien Chaisson (LRT)

Join Dr. Damien Chaisson of the Cajun Road Runners Club as he discusses the training, nutrition, travel, and recovery involved with marathon running. Ages 10 & up.
Monday, February 25
6:00 – 7:00 PM
South Regional Library

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 — …

Director’s Message: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
Posted on October 4, 2018
Director’s Message: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

After a very long wait for our patrons and staff, we hope to have new state-of-the-art self-check stations in place at all regional library locations after the first of the year. What does that mean …

AR Information Now Shown in Catalog
Posted on October 9, 2017
AR Information Now Shown in Catalog

School is back in session and Accelerated Reader (AR) requirements will be here before you know it. The Lafayette Public Library now has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons will now be …

Lynda.com @ LPL
Posted on June 19, 2017
Lynda.com @ LPL

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce that patrons now have 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 …

Introducing Playaway Launchpad
Posted on October 18, 2016
Introducing Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has recently added Playaway Launchpads to our collection! These pre-loaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brain power! Launchpads are a secure way to …