Ragin’ Readers Program Announced with Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics

Louisiana Athletics and its Young Ragin’ Cajuns Club have partnered with the Lafayette Public Library System to create Ragin’ Readers, presented by Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The initiative promotes the library’s …

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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. For minutes to count toward an award, you may read (or listen to) books, magazines, graphic novels, or newspapers on your reading level. You may record minutes read to a non-reader. Audiobooks and reading to a non-reader count too. Read the full story »

Free Books at the Summer Book Bash!
Free Books at the Summer Book Bash!

Beat Summer boredom by picking up free books to read from the Summer Book Bash. Throughout the month of June, you can fill up a bag or box with adult, teen, and children’s books removed …

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.

 

Take the North Regional Library Expansion Survey
Take the North Regional Library Expansion Survey

We want to hear from you! Take the North Regional Library Expansion Survey, now through Wednesday, July 8, at: https://tinyurl.com/nrlexpansionsurvey

*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 …

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!
Click here for Youtube tutorial.

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.
Neighborhood Sounds
Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tinker Tuesdays
Tinker Tuesdays

Weekly instructional videos that will get kids tinkering around the house! Check back weekly for updated links to videos. 
Kitchen Science
Turn your kitchen into a science lab! We’ll use items from the pantry to explore chemical …

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 16: Magic Bone: Be …

Virtual Drop-In Gaming: Jackbox Edition
Virtual Drop-In Gaming: Jackbox Edition

Join us Friday afternoons in July & August for a remote gaming session featuring Jackbox party games! You just need a computer for Zoom and a smartphone or tablet to use as a controller.
Registration with …

YA Virtual Book Club
YA Virtual Book Club

Do you love Young Adult books? Join our Goodreads group to discuss a new book each month!
June 18, 5:30 pm: Children of Blood & Bone
https://zoom.us/j/93194236495?pwd=Sjh0aHo1akNkcyt5NFJmMjhNa3MzZz09
Meeting ID: 931 9423 6495
Password: bone
 
 

Get Growing!
Get Growing!

Expert gardening tips presented by the Lafayette Master Gardeners. Ages 18 & up.
June 11: Virtual Presentation – Herbs: Garden to Table

June 18: Virtual Presentation - Organic Practices

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 …

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 …

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 24: Edible Cookie Dough
Videos to follow

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

Tune in for our puppet shows that are sure to entertain! Ages 3-12.
Youtube and Facebook
 
 

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 …