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All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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DebrisFish
DebrisFish

Trish Ransom demonstrates how to make your trash into a treasure! Registration begins Monday, June 27. Participants must attend both dates.
Monday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 20
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

Make Shark Binoculars!
Make Shark Binoculars!

Come make your very own scary shark binoculars for summer fun! Ages 5–12. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Wednesday, July 20
2:00 – 3:00 PM
South Regional Library 

Fuse Bead Creations
Fuse Bead Creations

Melt colorful fuse beads into a work of art! Use patterns or create your own designs. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Wednesday, July 20
3:00 – 4:30 PM
East Regional Library

All Day Anime
All Day Anime

UL Lafayette’s Anime Club is back to host an amazing day of cosplay, anime workshops, snacks and a drawing contest. Bring a bag lunch. Ages 12–18. Registration begins Monday, June 27.  All Day Anime Art Contest …

Master Puppet Theater
Master Puppet Theater

Come see our Teen Performance Troupe perform the classic tale of the Tortoise and the Hare! Ages 5–12.
Monday, July 25 – Wednesday, July 27
10:30 – 11:00 AM
South Regional Library
Storytime Room
 

Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show
Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show

Featuring Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Mr. Tim and Miss Laura in a fun-filled, energetic show of puppetry, music, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, and audience participation. Ages 3–12.
Friday, July 29
9:30 – …

Lizards and Gators and Snakes, OH MY!
Lizards and Gators and Snakes, OH MY!

Ecologist Brad Glorioso with the National Wetlands Research Center will discuss native Louisiana reptiles and amphibians.
Wednesday, August 3
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Main Library

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 …