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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You Can Draw Cartoons!
You Can Draw Cartoons!

Whether you’re interested in learning basic cartooning techniques or want to know how to take your cartooning to the next level, join author and cartoonist Mike Artell for this 50 minute step-by-step workshop filled with …

Fairy Garden Craft
Fairy Garden Craft

Come build our very own fairy house for your garden! Ages 7 – 12. Registration is required and opens two weeks before the program date.

Books & Bakes with Bonne Vie Macarons
Books & Bakes with Bonne Vie Macarons

The Library has teamed up with Bonne Vie Macarons to offer a special storytime in which the featured book ties in with a baked good decorating activity, allowing children to process stories in new ways! …

Button Tree Art
Button Tree Art

Create unique wall art on canvas with acrylic paint and colorful buttons.

Visible Mending
Visible Mending

Have a hole or tear in a favorite piece of clothing? Come learn to fix it with a statement stitch!

Vacation Tile Coasters
Vacation Tile Coasters

Where did you go on vacation, or where do you want to go? Stop by the library to make a keepsake coaster about your travels, or a mini vision-board coaster of your dream vacation! Ages …

Adventures in Birding
Adventures in Birding

Join us as we learn how to identify various species of birds! We will even find out how different types of beaks work! Ages 7 – 12. Registration is required.

Paper Seashell Earring Craft
Paper Seashell Earring Craft

Join us to make a pair of dangle-y seashell earrings. 

Mason Jar Aquarium Lamp
Mason Jar Aquarium Lamp

Create a lantern with an aquarium scene using a mason jar and simple supplies. 

Eye of the Dragon
Eye of the Dragon

Adventure over to the library to make your very own dragon eye using air-dry clay.

Tiny Olympics
Tiny Olympics

Celebrate the Olympic games with your little one! Join us for some simple Olympic-themed activities for your toddler. Ages 2 – 5. Registration is required.

Summer Performers: Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show
Summer Performers: 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.

Summer Olympics in the Library
Summer Olympics in the Library

Let the games begin! Join us for an afternoon of Olympic fun as we champion our way through all sorts of games and challenges! Ages 5 – 12. 

Shrinky Dinks
Shrinky Dinks

Draw a design onto special plastic, then pop it in the toaster oven and watch it shrink before your eyes! Use the finished product to create jewelry, magnets, and more! Ages 7 – 12. Registration is required.

Summer Bingo
Summer Bingo

Join friends at the library for a game of Bingo, snacks, and cool prizes! Ages 5 – 12. Registration is required.

Wild About Whooping Cranes
Wild About Whooping Cranes

Join our flock and learn how to identify whooping cranes and other wetland creatures through stories, puppets, animal figurines, and crafts! Presented by the International Crane Foundation. 3 – 10. Registration is required.

Mini Terrariums
Mini Terrariums

Bring your child to the library to make a small self-sustaining garden! Once done, your child can take it home and watch it grow. Ages 7 – 12. Registration is required.

To Dye For: Tie-Dye!
To Dye For: Tie-Dye!

Join us for hands-on tie-dye fun! We’ll provide all the dyeing materials.

Balloon Race Car
Balloon Race Car

At this craft, kids will get to build a cardboard race car powered by a balloon! Ages 5 – 12. Registration is required.

Risk and Reward Trivia
Risk and Reward Trivia

Complete in this Jeopardy!-style trivia match, setting your point wager based on your confidence in the category.