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Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale: Now through Sept.18
Posted on August 31, 2021
Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale: Now through Sept.18

Save the Date! The Friends of the Lafayette Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place this week at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Posted on August 31, 2021
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Lafayette Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card …

Homework Louisiana Provides Online Tutoring for Students
Posted on August 2, 2021
Homework Louisiana Provides Online Tutoring for Students

Need homework help? Homework Louisiana offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents. 

Cheers to 75 Years! Lafayette Public Library Celebrates Anniversary
Posted on August 2, 2021
Cheers to 75 Years! Lafayette Public Library Celebrates Anniversary

The Lafayette Public Library is celebrating 75 years of serving Lafayette Parish this year! On Tuesday, August 6, 1946, the parish library opened its doors.

Governor’s Mask Mandate in Effect Through September 29
Posted on August 2, 2021
Governor’s Mask Mandate in Effect Through September 29

By order of the Governor of Louisiana, beginning Wednesday, August 4 through at least Wednesday, September 29, all persons must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Thank you to our patrons for your cooperation.

LPSS Student IDs serve as a Lafayette Public Library Card!
Posted on August 2, 2021
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 fourth year to provide your child with a free Student ID-Public Library Card. This program automatically enrolls more than 31,000 …

Digital Storytime
Posted on August 1, 2021
Digital Storytime

Lafayette Public Library will be hosting Digital Storytime on Facebook each Monday at 10:00 AM!  Tune in each week for stories, songs, and laughter!

Read to Me Book Club Promotes Early Literacy
Posted on April 3, 2021
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 …

Library Resource Guide
Posted on April 3, 2021
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 …

Early Literacy Bag Available at Main and Regional Libraries
Posted on April 3, 2021
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 April 3, 2021
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 April 3, 2021
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.

Fishing Poles Available at East Regional Library
Posted on April 3, 2021
Fishing Poles Available at East Regional Library

Thanks to a partnership with the Louisiana Department’s Wildlife & Fisheries‘ Get Out & Fish program, you can check out a fishing pole from the East Regional Library!

Small Businesses Benefit From LinkedIn Learning
Posted on April 3, 2021
Small Businesses Benefit From LinkedIn Learning

Are you a small business owner or professional looking to learn new skills or keep up with changing technology? We’re here to help. Access thousands of online tutorials about software programs with LinkedIn Learning.

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 …

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 …

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning
Posted on May 24, 2019
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

What if you could learn photography, Photoshop, animation, web development, marketing, graphic design, and video production all in the same place? How about mastering Microsoft Office and Adobe suites? What if all the courses were …

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 …