Lafayette Reads Together selects Haben

Lafayette Reads Together (LRT) is entering its seventh year as a community-wide reading program and you are invited to be a part of it! This annual event was created to get our community reading, sharing, …

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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 campaign to share ways families can incorporate the five practices of early literacy  ̶  reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing  ̶  into their daily lives. Read the full story »

Writes of Spring – 2021 Writing Contest
Writes of Spring – 2021 Writing Contest

The annual Writes of Spring Writing Contest involves K–12 Grade students residing in Lafayette Parish or the surrounding parishes of Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion. These students submit original pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, …

Butler Memorial Branch’s New Open Hours
Butler Memorial Branch’s New Open Hours

The Butler Memorial Branch, located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center (309 Cora St.), will have new hours beginning Monday, January 11. The library location will be open Monday – Thursday from 4:00 …

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.

Friday Trivia!
Friday Trivia!

Do you think you know trivia? Join us for Friday Trivia to test your skills. Click the link below, test yourself, then show off your knowledge by heading to our Facebook page and posting your score in …

Kids’ Trivia
Kids’ Trivia

Show off your knowledge with this week’s trivia challenge!
Check back every Friday to take our fun quizzes on some of your favorite books, games, and moves to see how you stack up against other kids in Lafayette! …

Adult Grab & Go Crafts
Adult 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 …

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 …

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 most of the supplies you’ll need plus instructions …

DIY Board Games
DIY Board Games

Bored? Come to the Main, North Regional, or West Regional Libraries and pick up your own board game to make! Ages 5 & up.
 
 
 
 

*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!
 

A Taste of Travel: Ethiopian Cooking
A Taste of Travel: Ethiopian Cooking

Local foodie Sami Parbhoo will discuss Ethiopian cooking techniques and spices while sharing stories of his travels through the country. Pick up a spice pack at any regional branch starting January 24th (while supplies last).

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 …

Beyond Black History Month Book Club
Beyond Black History Month Book Club

Join us for a book club focused on black history, critical race theory, and anti-racism. Our November book will be “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. The December book will be “The Warmth of Other …

Kids’ Vids
Kids’ Vids

Fun and entertaining Youtube videos for kids and kids at heart!
 
 
 
 

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

Join us virtually as we read the first few chapters of a story, then check it out to continue! Find us on Youtube.
Find the book in our catalog!

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Do you love young adult books? Join our group LPL YA Virtual Book Club on Goodreads to discuss a new book each month. Also, join us monthly for a Zoom chat with a moderator!
February – Uglies by Scott …

Computer Braille Demonstration
Computer Braille Demonstration

Sam Adler from HumanWare will join us to demonstrate Braille and Assistive Technology solutions for Visually Impaired, products that Haben uses to communicate and read.
Join us on Zoom for this event
Wednesday, February 3
1:00pm – 2:00pm