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June Book Displays

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

Summertime – and the Reading is Easy . . .

kids reading at the beach

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 . . .

The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

“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

Libraries Can Be Life Changing

Books and computerNational Library Week is this week – time to remind you about the gem you have in your midst. We provide an opportunity for anyone to access information (yes anyone, and that would be for free). With so much information available online, we recognize that it still isn’t available to everyone. So libraries such as yours are stepping in to make sure everyone can easily access information!  Learn how libraries open up information for all, and thereby changes lives.