is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of your Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues. Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world. Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics. We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book!
June Book Selection
About the Book
Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
"The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable." -Richard Louv
"The simplest, most profound and most helpful of any book that I have read on the personal and historical situation of our children and ourselves as we move into the 21st century." -Thomas Berry, author of Dream of the Earth
LPL will have ten copies for each title which will not need to be checked out. These will be available from the staff picks kiosk upstairs. Look for the label: Take Read Return. These will be available to take home immediately, and we only ask that you return them or share them with another eager reader.
Join the discussion: Monday, June 19 at 6pm!
Check out our companion program:
Getting Kids Outdoors in Lafayette; a Primer for Parents
Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 pm
Local outdoor advocate Martin Ogle will present and give tips on how to be outdoors with your kids. Ideas and activities to engage the next generation while outside. Presented by Lafayette Open Space and Lafayette Public Library