“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. As a result, a genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework.” Thomas A. Edison Continue reading Our Twentieth Year of Homework Help!
There are just a few days left of 2019’s Summer Reading Program! Stop in for your final prizes by July 31! Let us know how we did this year–fill out a paper survey, or follow the survey link below to answer a few anonymous questions for us online.
Staff works quietly and diligently to update materials displays around the Library, with additional help provided by our fantastic volunteers. Take a look at some of what we have on display this month:
- Lobby: Immigrant Heritage Month
- Adult Nonfiction: Alzheimer’s Awareness and Brain Health
- Adult Fiction: Take A Trip! (books with international settings)
- Kid Zone: Get Outside and Science Nonfiction Youth
- Table near DVDs: Audio Book Month
- Teen Zone: LGBTQ – Pride Month
Our summer reading program begins June 1, and continues through July 31, with all sorts of reading incentives, events, and activities to keep our community reading and learning throughout the summer.
But have you ever wondered how summer reading programs got started, and what their value might be? Read on for a short history, reasons why parents might want their kids participate in a summer reading program, and what we offer right here at the Lafayette Public Library. Continue reading Summertime – and the Reading is Easy . . .
“Poetry is an act of peace.” – Pablo Neruda
Today during National Poetry Month we offer a reflection on the place of poetry in our lives, and most specifically on the impact of poetry in our children’s lives. Thanks to our friends at Brightly for sharing this thoughtful piece by Matthew Burgess. Continue reading The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids