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Summer Reading Challenge Extends to August 15

So far, our patrons have logged more than 2 million minutes (67%) for the Summer Reading Challenge! We are more than two-thirds of the way to our goal and need your help. Here’s where the “Challenge” part of our summer reading program comes in: Challenge your friends and your family to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Have you read and recorded 600 minutes? That’s incredible! Now, tell your friends. And come by any library location to claim your prize pack and be entered to win a grand prize.

The Lafayette Public Library is challenging you, your family, and friends to help us reach our summer community goal of 3 million minutes read! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Imagine, encourages you to explore the world of fantasy, folk tales, fairy tales, myths, and other titles that foster imagination.

Read & Record:
Read 10 minutes a day for a total of 600 minutes (or 10 hours) between June 1 and EXTENDED END DATE August 15th. That the average length of one audiobook! For minutes to count toward an award, you may read (or listen to) books, magazines, graphic novels, or newspapers on your reading level. You may record minutes read to a non-reader. Audiobooks and reading to a non-reader count too.

You can register for the Summer Reading Challenge by picking up a paper reading log inside of this summer’s BookTalk Online Resource Guide, cor log online at Register now by visiting or calling any library location or online at To download a Summer Reading Challenge Log, click here for the color reading log or click here for the black & white reading log.

Earn Badges:
The more minutes you read and the more activities you complete, the more badges you can earn. For a full list of activities to earn badges, visit

Activities Include:

  • Check out an eBook or audiobook from the Lafayette Public Library mobile app
  • Recreate the cover of a favorite book using yourself, your family/pets, and household items.
  • Take a virtual tour of a museum or castle
  • Walk or ride your bike in the neighborhood
  • And more! For a full list of activities to earn badges, visit

Once you’ve read 600 minutes, stop by the library to claim your prize and be entered for a grand prize drawing. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have to win! Keep reading and recording to help us reach our community goal by the end of summer! You can earn minutes beyond just books–audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and newspapers count too!

*Prize distribution will begin July 1. You may not receive prizes on the day you join.

Prize sponsors include Broussard & David, Chick-fil-A, La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, Parish Ink, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Super 1 Foods, Tropical Smoothie, and more. Tune-In Tuesdays (Summer Performance Series) are sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library.

Digital Programming:
This year, our programs will be a little different. You will be able to participate virtually from the comfort of your own home! Visit as well as our Facebook page for updates and information about virtual book clubs, summer performers, crafts, and much more.

Light reading over the summer is a fun and easy way for students to prevent a decline in reading achievement. With our Summer Reading Challenge, children can discover learning activities, teens can strengthen reading skills, and adults can explore great books. We look forward to seeing what you can Imagine!

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