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Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Posted on February 14, 2017
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
The contest is open to students in grades K-12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia.
Students can submit original pieces …

Study Space for Teens
Posted on February 14, 2017
Study Space for Teens

Need a spot to study, work on a group project or write that paper you’ve been putting off? We’ll provide the space and snacks! Ages 12 – 18.

Good Friday Library Closures
Posted on February 14, 2017
Good Friday Library Closures

All library locations will be closed on Friday, April 14 in honor of the Good Friday holiday. Libraries will reopen Saturday, April 15 at their usual times. All library locations will be closed on Sunday, …

Easter Sunday Library Closures
Posted on February 14, 2017
Easter Sunday Library Closures

All libraries will be closed on Sunday, April 16 in honor of the Easter holiday.

Victory Garden Spring Planting Party
Posted on February 14, 2017
Victory Garden Spring Planting Party

In collaboration with Townfolk and the Urban Naturalist, you can learn about community gardening and enjoy outdoor Spring activities! All ages welcome.
Wednesday, April 19
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Dig In! Community Gardening
Posted on February 14, 2017
Dig In! Community Gardening

Bring your gardening tools and dig in! Help us weed, water and plant (weather permitting) in the Carencro Community Garden located behind North Regional Library. All ages welcome!
Saturday, April 22
10:00 AM – noon
North Regional Library 

Festival International: Main Library Closure
Posted on February 14, 2017
Festival International: Main Library Closure

The Main Library will close early on the following dates due to Festival International taking place in downtown Lafayette:
Wednesday, April 26
closes at 5:00 PM

School’s Out for Summer!
Posted on February 14, 2017
School’s Out for Summer!

You’ve survived another school year! Celebrate with food, activities, and video games. You’ll also learn about volunteering at the library and the great summer programs we are planning! Ages 12 – 18.
Friday, May 26
3:00 – 4:00 …

Memorial Day Library Closures
Posted on February 14, 2017
Memorial Day Library Closures

All libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Posted on January 16, 2017
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2017, 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 …

State & Federal Documents
Posted on October 19, 2016
State & Federal Documents

State and Federal Documents of Local Interest
The Lafayette Public Library System has print copies of some State and Federal documents, of interest to the local community, available for review on the third floor of the …

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 …

Water Damaged Materials
Posted on October 18, 2016
Water Damaged Materials

Water/Flood Damaged Books
If you can return your water damaged items, do so in person. Do not put wet items in the book drop or items will damage other items. Place items in plastic and bring …

Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout
Posted on October 1, 2016
Speck Air Quality Monitors Available for Checkout

Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library. And in Lafayette Parish, it now is! Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, …

Free Audiobooks with SYNC
Posted on October 18, 2015
Free Audiobooks with SYNC

SYNC Audiobooks are now available to download, and they’re completely free! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13 and up. It runs May 5th through August 17th, with two audiobooks available …

Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume
Posted on October 18, 2015
Create Professional Resumes with Cypress Resume

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you easily create professional-looking resumes in just a few minutes with little-to-no help, regardless of your computer or writing skills. With Cypress Resume, there …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
Posted on October 17, 2015
New Online Catalog Now Available!

The Lafayette Public Library is online with our new catalog upgrade!
If you have a bookmark to the old catalog, please click “ONLINE CATALOG” above and update your bookmarks accordingly.

iPads for Children Available at Main!
Posted on October 17, 2015
iPads for Children Available at Main!

The Lafayette Public Library Children’s Department at  the Main Library is now checking out ipads to be used in the Children’s department. In an effort to provide early and equal access to digital resources, iPads will …

Renew on OverDrive!
Posted on October 7, 2015
Renew on OverDrive!

Did you know that you can renew your ebooks and audiobooks that you have checked out on OverDrive? If there isn’t a hold placed on the item you have checked out, simply log into your …

Download Your Favorite Magazines
Posted on December 19, 2014
Download Your Favorite Magazines

The Lafayette Public Library offers two digital magazine services that allow patrons to check out and read magazines on mobile devices, tablets or computers. You see the same material you get in print. Some of the available magazines …