Check in at LPL: The Library Newsletter

Our Mission: The Lafayette Public Library brings community, information, and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.

To Do at the Library
Computer Coaching

Library Closure in January

The Library is closed on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen on January 16. Books drops are locked starting at 5 pm on January 14, and will be open again on January 16 at 8:30 am. There are no books due while we are closed.

Services at the Library

We have lots of changes in store for you at the Library!

We have 2 new device charging stations in the library now for all the gadgets you carry with you! They are handily placed by electric outlets and seating areas, one in the fiction area and one in the nonfiction area.

We have new software described in detail below. Enjoy our new services, and look for more exciting developments in the months to come. software
eMagazines with RB Digital
Tax help
Dementia Caregiver Support Group

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group is a safe place to receive support for the difficult journey of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, at any stage of the disease. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, and meets at the library on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6 – 7:30 pm.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900.

2018 dates:  01/23; 02/27; 03/27; 04/24; 05/22; 06/26; 07/24; 08/28; 09/25; 10/23; 11/27. 

Adaptive Storytimes

Adaptive Storytime
All ages and abilities are welcome at our monthly adaptive storytimes!

Storytimes are on Saturdays at 10:30 in the Kid Zone. Dates are: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12.
Each month we present a special storytime with a focus on visual props, printed prompts, emotion icons, and visual supports for communication. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs with a special emphasis on inclusiveness for children with communication and sensory differences.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Annual Book Lovers’ Sale – January 20-22!
Presented by the Friends of Lafayette Public Library.
Treat yourself to some great book finds during the Friends Annual Book Lovers’ Sale, January 20-22, at the Library. Mark your calendars and stock up!

Enjoy a great selection of well-loved, lightly-used children’s and adult books, CDs, and DVDs, with even more books than ever! Prices remain low; most books are 50¢ - $2.  All proceeds benefit Lafayette Public Library. 

Blog Bits

On our blog this month find a fresh assortment of intriguing recommendations for books, film, and music. Our recommendations are always varied and interesting, covering a wide range of interests. See something that calls to you? Check it out or put it on hold. 

Best Audiobooks of 2017
Staff Picks
Book Concierge
Winter night scene-stay cozy. read good books
Empathy and Acceptance
New York Times notable books

Library for You(th)

PAWS to Read
Reading Buddies

More services at the Library

Online High School Diploma
Playaway Launchpads
Computer Coaching


In addition to providing Ancestry Library edition, which  delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world and is available  on the library computers, we now subscribe to My Heritage library edition.

MyHeritage Library Edition is available here at the library as well as  outside the library with your library card. It is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It contains more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. New collections containing millions of records are added monthly
Check out all of our genealogy links

Homework Center
Travel Bug Club
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Beyond the Library Walls - Our Offsite Services

Books and more beyond the library walls icon

Did you know the library provides services BEYOND the library walls? We offer a range of outreach services from Lafayette Kids Ready to Read, which brings story time and library materials to early childhood care facilities around town, and visits to Josephine Commons , Affinity Senior Living, Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park, and our “Little Libraries” at Waneka Lake and Lamont Does Park.

Last but not least, our Homebound Delivery Service volunteers bring library materials and smiles to folks who can't make it to the library due to illness or other situations. Do you have an idea for library outreach? Contact our outreach librarian to share your ideas!

Art at the Library

Art at the Library, June Sanchez
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