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
Storytimes
Computer Coaching

Library Closures in December

The Library is closed on December 24 and 25 for Christmas - we will reopen on December 26. Books drops are locked starting at 5 pm on December 23, and will be open again on December 26 at 8:30 am. There are no books due while we are closed. Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the Holidays at the Library

Holiday Events

Santa Paws to Read - December 3, 1:30
Kids ages 5-10. Welcome the holiday season with Santa Paws and their helpers.

A Holiday Stuffies Sleep Over - December 6, 7 pm
Kids ages 4 -9. Bring your stuffies for a holiday story time, then let them spend the night in the Library! Register.

DIY Holiday Garland - December 9, 10:30 am
Kids and Teens. Make your own holiday popcorn garland! We provide the supplies. Register.

Holiday Storytime - December 18, 10:30 am
All ages are welcome! Celebrate the season with a special story time at the Library. 

Christmas Storytime - December 19, 10:30 am
All ages welcome! Celebrate the season with songs, stories, crafts, cookies, and cider!

Hanukkah Storytime - December 20, 6:30 pm
All ages welcome! Celebrate Hanukkah with stories, songs, crafts and light snacks.

Winter Solstice Storytime - December 21, 6:30 pm
All ages welcome! Celebrate Winter with stories, songs, crafts, cookies and cider.

Community Caroling - December 23, 1 pm
All ages welcome! Drop by for warm holiday cheer – caroling, cookies, and cider.

Each month we offer programs and events for a wide variety of interests. Check out ALL of our programs this month, on our To Do page

Give the Gift of Your Time: Volunteer!

Volunteer at LPL

Not quite sure where you belong, but know you belong at the library?
Feel free to fill out our Volunteer Application, and we’ll bring you in for an informal chat and informational session.  

Computer Coaches Needed!
Our computer coaching program is growing, slowly and steadily. If you like to help folks with tech stuff like email, browsing, or MSOffice, give us a call!  Read on . . .

Lisa Francisco, Comfort Quilt coordinator

Comfort Quilts

Saturday, December 9, 1-5 pm
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu
Some children have scary times and emergencies in their lives, and it must seem very dark to them during those times. You can help ease some of that fear by being part of our Comfort Quilts community project.


Lisa Francisco coordinates an informal community charity quilting group that works at the Library on the second Saturday of each month. The finished Comfort Quilts are distributed to children in distress, here in Lafayette and to places that serve children in crisis. Read for more details.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Holiday Giftie Sale
Gearing up for gifting?

Visit the Friends of the Library Holiday Giftie Sale, December 10-17 in the Library lobby. 
We offer a fine selection of affordable holiday books, CDs, recent fiction and non-fiction, coffee table books and holiday non-book gifts. Find that special holiday gift and support the Library - that's two gifts for the price of one! Most items priced $1-$3, with nothing over $10.  


Save the Date
Annual Book Lovers’ Sale – New Time!

Treat yourself to some great book finds during the Friends Annual Book Lovers’ Sale, January 20-22. Mark your calendars and stock up for your personal library. 

Update on the RE(a)D Friday book sale
Thanks to all who dropped by our very successful RE(a)D Friday sale – we raised hundreds of dollars for the Library, and saw a real surge of community support for shopping locally. Thank you, community!

Holiday Suggestions

Gifts for Bibliomaniacs
Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens and Tweens
Holiday films

It's all about those books . . .

Lafayette Reads! Water Knife
1000 Books before Kindergarten
Books to Film

Services we offer at the Library

Online High School Diploma
Playaway Launchpads
Computer Coaching
Genealogy

Genealogy

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 - See and Respond Exhibit
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