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Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale: Now through Sept.18
August 31, 2021 – 9:35 am | Comments Off

Save the Date! The Friends of the Lafayette Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place this week at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom.

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Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkin Painting

Join us to paint a small pumpkin. All supplies provided. Ages 3-5. Registration begins 2 weeks before program start date. 
 
 
 
 

Escape the Ghost
Escape the Ghost

Solve puzzles and find horror-ible clues in this frightening Halloween-themed escape room. Don’t forget to wear your costumes. It’ll be ghoulishly fun! Ages 12 and older. Visit or call West Regional Library (337) 232-9321 for …

Read to Me Book Club Promotes Early Literacy
Read to Me Book Club Promotes Early Literacy

Learning begins at birth, and part of Lafayette Public Library’s new early literacy initiative, Read to Me Book Club, supports learning for children from birth to age 5. The library has partnered with talkingisteaching.org’s early literacy …

Library Resource Guide
Library Resource Guide

This resource guide is meant to serve an an introduction to our digital and physical resources available to you. As a service to you, the Lafayette Public Library subscribes to a large selection of online databases …

Check Out an Adventure Kit!
Check Out an Adventure Kit!

Patrons can get ready to dig deep into tech, science, outdoors, crafts, and early literacy. We’ve collected some of the best adventures we could think of, such as going on an outdoor excursion or exploring a local …

Early Literacy Bag Available at Main and Regional Libraries
Early Literacy Bag Available at Main and Regional Libraries

The Lafayette Public Library is proudly participating in a national campaign to boost the early learning and brain development of children from birth through age three. The “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaign is …

Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging
Library Elf Replaced by Direct Messaging

The Library Elf service, which previously helped patrons keep track of their holds and checked out items while managing multiple library cards on a single account, has been retired.
We now have the ability to send …

For a Limited Time, Enjoy Kanopy Streaming Service
For a Limited Time, Enjoy Kanopy Streaming Service

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more with your library card! Patrons can enjoy access to a rotating selection of movies through the Kanopy streaming service.

Fishing Poles Available at East Regional Library
Fishing Poles Available at East Regional Library

Thanks to a partnership with the Louisiana Department’s Wildlife & Fisheries‘ Get Out & Fish program, you can check out a fishing pole from the East Regional Library!

Small Businesses Benefit From LinkedIn Learning
Small Businesses Benefit From LinkedIn Learning

Are you a small business owner or professional looking to learn new skills or keep up with changing technology? We’re here to help. Access thousands of online tutorials about software programs with LinkedIn Learning.

Grow with Google Webinar Series
Grow with Google Webinar Series

Learn how can Google can help your small business succeed! The Grow with Google Programs for Libraries series are self-guided tutorials that you can access at your own pace to learn about Google applications, how to apply for …

Take the 100 Book Club challenge!
Take the 100 Book Club challenge!

Read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, 2020, 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 …

Library Board 2021 Meetings

All meetings are scheduled to be held in the Library Board Room, on the 3rd floor Administrative Offices of the Main Library, located at 301 W. Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70501. Any location change will …

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

What if you could learn photography, Photoshop, animation, web development, marketing, graphic design, and video production all in the same place? How about mastering Microsoft Office and Adobe suites? What if all the courses were …

Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch
Lafayette Public Library’s Mobile Branch

The Bookmobile is 32 feet long, handicap accessible, and outfitted with a mobile hotspot. The vehicle is stocked with a diverse collection of books, DVDs and audiobooks available to check out as part of its outreach services. It …

Library Bill of Rights
Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.

“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service
“RENEW DAT” Auto-renewal Service

RENEW DAT  automatically renews your non-digital library items! Here’s how it works:
* No more late fees [but we still have late fees] – your non-digital items will automatically renew before they are overdue letting you return …

AR Information in Catalog
AR Information in Catalog

The Lafayette Public Library has AR information displayed within card catalog search results. Patrons can find all pertinent AR info when they search for a specific book, including interest level, reading level, points, and even …

Playaway Launchpad
Playaway Launchpad

The Lafayette Public Library has Playaway Launchpads in our collection! These preloaded tablets have everything your child needs to challenge their minds and increase their brainpower! Launchpads are a secure way to let your child …

Water Damaged Materials
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 …