Adventures Begin at the 2024 Summer Reading Kickoff!
May 3, 2024 – 8:43 am | Comments Off

This summer, Adventure Begins at Your Library when you sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Embark on a reading journey with the Lafayette Public Library and win a prize pack along the way!
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Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for snacks and a game of Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)! Bring your own level five character, or use one of our pre-built sheets. Ages 14 – 18; Registration is required. 

Freestyle Art
Freestyle Art

Use our extra craft supplies or bring your own to create a masterpiece. Ages 12-18.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre
Lafayette Ballet Theatre

Our friends at the Lafayette Ballet Theatre will be demonstrating some fun ballet moves, then kids will have a chance to learn the moves too! Ages 4 — 8. Registration is required and opens two weeks …

Be a Jean Lafitte Park Junior Ranger
Be a Jean Lafitte Park Junior Ranger

Is your child interested in learning about our local National Parks and earning a Junior Ranger badge? Then bring them to the library where they can join a National Park Ranger with the Jean Lafitte …

Bubble Bus of Acadiana!
Bubble Bus of Acadiana!

 Get to experience the Bubble Bus of Acadiana at your branch! Dress for a mess! Ages 12 – 18, no registration needed. 

Children’s Museum of Acadiana at the Library
Children’s Museum of Acadiana at the Library

The Children’s Museum of Acadiana will be visiting the library and bringing its STEAM-based activity stations for kids to experience! Participants can join the fun at any time during the listed hours of the program. …

No Water Park
No Water Park

Join us at our “No Water Park” where we’ll have games and activities you would find at a water park, but minus the water! Don’t forget to bring floaties for the unlazy river! Ages 5 – …

Tape Town: Around the World
Tape Town: Around the World

Zoom down the streets of our pretend town while making stops at the car wash, bakery, and more! Please bring a small toy vehicle to participate. For ages 3 – 5. Registration is required and …

Bouncing Buddies
Bouncing Buddies

Engage your child’s gross motor skills with ball games and social play! Ages 18 – 36 months. Registration is required and opens two weeks before the program date.

Movie Critic
Movie Critic

Come join us for a poorly-rated movie so we can critique it in real time. Talking is encouraged during these screenings. Ages 12 -18. 

Stained Glass Ornament Craft

Use paints and stencils made by our Cricut to decorate a small glass ornament. Make something suncatcher or stained glass style or choose your own method!

Makerspace Let’s Make! Crafts
Makerspace Let’s Make! Crafts

Use various equipment in the Makerspace and learn how to make both digital and physical designs. Recommended for teens and adults ages 13 & up. Registration is required. 

Teen Puppeteer Studio
Teen Puppeteer Studio

 Aspiring teen actors are invited to produce and perform a puppet show for children! Teens must attend both Sessions 1 & 2. Ages 12 -18. Registration is required.

Teen LibCrate
Teen LibCrate

Sign up to receive a free Teen LibCrate from the Main or Regional Libraries! You’ll receive a themed box containing a library book, a snack, a craft, and more! When you’re done with the book, …

Making Tracks with the UL Lafayette Science Museum
Making Tracks with the UL Lafayette Science Museum

Join us and Dr. Hargrave to learn about fossil tracks! We will explore the different kinds of fossil tracks, match dinosaurs and other creatures with their tracks, and figure out how dinosaurs moved based on …

Summer Performers: The Crescent Circus
Summer Performers: The Crescent Circus

The Crescent Circus featuring Nathan Kepner and Morgan Tsu-Raun fuses international award-winning magic and circus arts, as featured on The Tonight Show, to deliver an energetic show that’s fun  for the whole family!

Movies at NRL
Movies at NRL

Join us on Tuesdays at the North Regional Library for various themed movies. Ages 14 & up; light refreshments will be served.

History Book Club
History Book Club

Join us at South Regional Library on the second Tuesday of month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm to discuss books of a historical nature. This book club is both in-person and online. Ages 14 & up.
 

Makerspace Grab & Go Crafts
Makerspace Grab & Go Crafts

Grab & Go bags will include all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions, you can pick yours up at the Main Library Makerspace during Open Access Hours. Recommended for teens and adults.  No registration necessary; available while …

Money Literate Teens!
Money Literate Teens!

Learn to manage your money with someone from Meritus Credit Union!