Writes of Spring Winners
April 29, 2016 – 4:05 pm | Comments Off

Congratulations to the young writers who placed in our Writes of Spring Writing Contest! Their names and the titles of their pieces are listed below.
The Awards Ceremony for K-8th grade winners will be held on …

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“Expressions in Color and Texture”
“Expressions in Color and Texture”

Paintings by Louise Guidry
Exhibit Dates: April 8 – June 23
Main Library
BIOGRAPHY
Louise Guidry
Painting and drawing have been a lifelong pursuit of St. Martinville native Louise Guidry. At 85 years old, she continues to produce incredible works …

Evening with Teen Author Alys Arden
Evening with Teen Author Alys Arden

Spend an evening with Alys Arden, author of Casquette Girls, a haunting love letter to New Orleans. Her talk will follow the high school awards ceremony for the Writes of Spring Contest. Parents welcome!
Thursday, May 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Main Library
 
Photo credit: Louis …

New Online Catalog Now Available!
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!
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 …

LRT: Crafts and Classes
LRT: Crafts and Classes

LEGO Mindstorms Obstacles Course
Pit your Lego Mindstorm Robot against our obstacle course! You can build a robot that navigates the entire course or create a specialized robot that excels at one specific hurdle. Work in groups with …

City Transit to Begin Servicing the South Regional Library
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
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
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!
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!
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 …

Kill A Watt™ Meters
Kill A Watt™ Meters

Ever wonder how much a particular appliance or electronic device affects your energy bill? You can now find out with Kill A Watt™ meters available at all Lafayette Public Library locations. These meters are provided …

Atomic Training – Hundreds of software training tutorials available!
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 …

New Link to Search for Kindle eBooks
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.

Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available
Digital Sanborn Maps Now Available

Lafayette Public Library patrons may now access the Digital Sanborn Maps from the  Lafayette Public Library database page.  These maps can be accessed from within the library or from outside of the library with a Lafayette Public …

Book Donations: 211 E. Pinhook Rd.
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 …

Teen Tech Squad OverDrive Tutorial for iPad
Teen Tech Squad OverDrive Tutorial for iPad

Lafayette Public Library’s Teen Tech Squad created a
video tutorial for iPad users who are interested in using the OverDrive service.

How to return your eBooks (pdf)
How to return your eBooks (pdf)

If you received an e-reader for the holidays you might be interested in the library’s Overdrive e-book service. You can download free ebooks checked out for 7 to 14 days. You can place electronic holds …

Overdrive eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle
Overdrive eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle

Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce Amazon® Kindle compatibility with our Overdrive eBook collection. This will allow most existing eBooks in your our eBook collection to be read on all Kindle devices or …

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks – Get started here!
Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks – Get started here!

Will my eReader work, answers to frequently asked questions, where to get the mobile apps!

Proquest Newsstand includes full-text access to The Daily Advertiser
Proquest Newsstand includes full-text access to The Daily Advertiser

The Proquest Newsstand provides full-text coverage of major newspapers, which includes national and leading regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, …