Library Locations Are Open!

The Lafayette Public Library reopened to the public at noon on Monday, May 18. All library locations are back to regular hours with the exception of the Butler Memorial Branch which will remain closed. The Chenier …

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Start the Summer by Joining Our Reading Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? The Lafayette Public Library is challenging you, your family, and friends to help us reach our summer community goal of 3 million minutes read! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme, Imagine, encourages you to explore the world of fantasy, folk tales, fairy tales, myths, and other titles that foster imagination.

Read & Record:
Read 10 minutes a day for a total of 600 minutes (or 10 hours) between June 1 and July 31. Audiobooks and reading to a non-reader count too. Read the full story »

Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts
Kids’ Grab & Go Crafts

Swing by a Lafayette Public Library drive-thru (Main Library and all Regional Libraries) and pick up a bag full of fun! Grab & Go bags will include all the supplies you’ll need plus instructions and …

Boredom Busters
Boredom Busters

Swing by any of our drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries) to grab a fun-filled activity sheet then return it filled out to get a sticker prize! Recommended for children.
Action BINGO
Sunday, May 31 – …

Teen Grab & Go Crafts
Teen Grab & Go Crafts

Teens– No need to be bored this summer! Swing by any of the library drive-thrus (Main Library and Regional Libraries), and grab a bag full of fun! Each bag contains supplies needed for the craft …

FanFiction Writing Prompts for Kids and Teens
FanFiction Writing Prompts for Kids and Teens

Kids and Teens: Respond to a series of writing prompts (below) using characters from your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or video games. Come back to the website each week for a new prompt and …

Digital Storytime
Digital Storytime

Lafayette Public Library will be hosting Digital Storytime on Facebook each Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM!  Tune in each week for stories, songs, and laughter!

Due to copyright restrictions, the videos will be removed from Facebook immediately …

Bookmobile Summer Schedule
Bookmobile Summer Schedule

GoGo Biblio Bookmobile will be making community stops near you this summer! Curbside service of books, movies, Grab & Go crafts, Wi-Fi, and tech assistance for eBooks and eAudiobooks will be available.

 

Tinker Tuesdays
Tinker Tuesdays

Weekly instructional videos that will get kids tinkering around the house! Check back weekly for updated links to videos. 
Snow Storm in a Jar
Join us for some hands-on science as we create snow storms in a …

To Be Continued – Book Club
To Be Continued – Book Club

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of  “Welcome to Dead House” by R.L. Stine. Check it out to continue, if you dare!
Find the book in our catalog!
June 2: Welcome to Dead …

*Virtual* Master Puppet Theater
*Virtual* Master Puppet Theater

Tune in for our puppet shows that are sure to entertain! Ages 3-12.
Wednesday, June 3
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Youtube and Facebook
 
 

Virtual Needle Arts
Virtual Needle Arts

Do you have an interest in crochet, knitting, sewing, or other needle arts? Join us online for a Zoom meet up where you can show off and discuss any current projects you are working on …

“Straw Wars” Paper Circuit Craft
“Straw Wars” Paper Circuit Craft

Make an X-Wing paper circuit craft at home! Stop by North Regional Library’s drive-thru or come inside and grab a bag full of everything you need including supplies and instructions. Ages 12 & up.
No registration …

Craft Challenge Thursdays
Craft Challenge Thursdays

Kids can look forward to a new craft challenge with a tutorial or example every Thursday! Be sure to check our Facebook page on Thursdays for a chance to post a picture of what you’ve made …

*Virtual* LEGO Club
*Virtual* LEGO Club

Calling all LEGO lovers! We’ll post themes on Facebook at the beginning of each week, then you build your unique creations at home and share them with us in the comments of the post! As …

Grab & Go Paper Towel Roll Art
Grab & Go Paper Towel Roll Art

Grab a bag of supplies from the library and go make something unique at home. We supply the paper towel roll, craft paper, and cardboard backing. You supply the paint, glue, and creativity. Recommended for …

Teen Snack Attack
Teen Snack Attack

Learn to create easy recipes! Amaze your friends and families with the things you can make.  Ages 12–18.
June 10: Microwave Mac & Cheese
June 24: Edible Cookie Dough
Videos to follow

Romance Book Club
Romance Book Club

Love to read romance? Join us on Zoom for our virtual Romance Book Club. We’ll be discussing “Get a Life, Chloe Brown,” by Talia Hibbert.  We’ll engage in discussions, activities, and games, all while sharing …

Tensegrity Model Craft Tutorial
Tensegrity Model Craft Tutorial

Looking for a nifty Father’s Day gift? Learn how to create a gravity-defying sculpture with household items using the power of tensional integrity, or tensegrity!
Video debuts Saturday, June 13!
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Hogwarts Puzzle Room
Hogwarts Puzzle Room

We need your help! Log into Zoom and help several Hogwarts students find clues and solve puzzles to escape detention gone awry at the school! Ages 7-12.
Registration by phone (337) 261-5779 or in-person begins Monday, …

Learn to Play Chess Remotely
Learn to Play Chess Remotely

Join us in a Skype meeting and learn to play chess! Ages 10 & up.
Registration begins Monday, June 8. Valid email required. On the day of the class, an email will be sent out with …

Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!
Limited Time Only – Romance Book Cloud is Free!

Until August 31st, you can read to your heart’s content! RomanceBookCloud provides unlimited and unrestricted access to a curated collection of 1,800 romance ebooks. Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will …