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Lafayette Reads Together
Posted on December 13, 2015
Lafayette Reads Together

Lafayette Reads Together is back! The Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Parish School System and several community organizations are collaborating for this community-wide reading and learning experience, centered around the book, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, …

Mardi Gras Closures
Posted on December 13, 2015
Mardi Gras Closures

Friday, February 5 (parades)
Main Library drive-thru closes at noon. Main Library closes at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, February 6 (parades)
Main Library closed all day (including drive-thru).

LRT: Crafts and Classes
Posted on December 13, 2015
LRT: Crafts and Classes

Build-a-Bot Craft
Build a robot good enough to eat! Use candy to create a robot-like creation to devour or display. Open to ages 5 – 12. Registration begins Monday, January 11.
Friday, February 19
4:00 – 5:00 pm
North Regional
3D Printing and …

Donate Your Beads!
Posted on December 13, 2015
Donate Your Beads!

What do you do with all those Mardi Gras beads after the parades have rolled through? Donate them to a good cause! All Lafayette Public Library locations are collecting beads for LARC’s Mardi Gras Beads-N-More …

Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!
Posted on December 13, 2015
Take the Challenge: Join 100 Book Club!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2016, 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 …

Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs
Posted on December 13, 2015
Makerspaces & Tech Labs: Upcoming Programs

Come MAKE with us the Main and South Regional Libraries! Our Makerspaces and Tech Labs offer classes in digital media, paper and textile arts, electronics and fabrication, as well as open access time. For more information about …

Writes of Spring Writing Contest
Posted on December 13, 2015
Writes of Spring Writing Contest

Entries Due Thursday, March 24.  Students in grades K – 12 who reside in Lafayette Parish or in the surrounding parishes: St. Landry, Acadia, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Iberia can submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, …

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 …

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

The Lafayette Public Library now offers Flipster, a digital magazine service that allows patrons to check out and read magazines on mobile devices, tablets or computers. You see the exact same material you get in print. Some of the …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
Posted on December 15, 2014
City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library

Lafayette Transit System announced today that it will begin servicing South Regional Library with its Route 25 on Monday, December 1.
“We are thrilled that the Lafayette Transit System has agreed to offer our South Regional …

Holds and Overdue Notifications
Posted on December 15, 2014
Holds and Overdue Notifications

Please note that our automated PHONE notification system for holds and overdue items is not in operation. Patrons with overdue materials will no longer receive automatic notifications by phone, but will receive notices in the …

LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit
Posted on December 15, 2014
LPL: Your Lifelong Learning Toolkit

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, need new job skills or just want to improve your mind, the Lafayette Public Library has many free tools to help you out!
Most of these resources will …

Pronunciator is here!
Posted on August 14, 2014
Pronunciator is here!

The Lafayette Public Library is proud to introduce its newest service: Pronunciator. This service offers patrons the ability to learn 80 languages at their own pace. There is also a mobile app that lets patrons …

TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!
Posted on October 22, 2013
TrueFlix: Non-fiction resource for kids!

Parents, looking for something to engage a reluctant reader or a lover of non-fiction? Check out TrueFlix! This great literary resource by Scholastic provides short videos and ebooks on a variety of non-fiction topics, including …

Atomic Training – Hundreds of software training tutorials available!
Posted on July 10, 2013
Atomic Training – Hundreds of software training tutorials available!

We are excited to announce a new database available to patrons: Atomic Training. This learning resource makes hundreds of
training tutorials available for library card holders. Atomic Training allows access to online, on-demand video training tutorials …

LPL Mobile App Available for Apple and Android Devices
Posted on July 17, 2012
LPL Mobile App Available for Apple and Android Devices

Your Lafayette Public Library on the go! With the LPL Mobile app, you can check out books by scanning them directly from the library shelf, search the catalog, use My Account to place holds and …

New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks
Posted on June 26, 2012
New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks

Due to popular demand, the Lafayette Public Library has created a link that allows users to search for eBooks in Kindle format. To perform a search for Kindle eBooks only, visit http://tinyurl.com/lplkindle.

Book Donations: 211 E. Pinhook Rd.
Posted on January 9, 2012
Book Donations: 211 E. Pinhook Rd.

Patrons wishing to donate books to the Friends of the Library may drop them off at our warehouse, located at 211 E. Pinhook Road (red building next to United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank).
Drop …