April 9-15 is National Library Week
The One Book 4 Colorado program aims to get books into the hands of 4 year olds across the state each year. This year’s free giveaway will take place April 17 – May 1 here at the library, so don’t forget to stop by and pick up a book for that special 4 year old in your life!
Books are available in English and Spanish. The title of this year’s prize book will be revealed on the 17th.
Learn more about the OB4CO program and the impact is has made here.
March is a great month to feature local authors! Check out our upcoming events, and stop by the lobby display to find works by other local authors!
Upcoming: Tonight (Thursday, March 2), 6:30 pm: Meet to Amy Rivers, who will be discussing her recent books. Copies will be available for purchase!
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am: Heather Preusser will do a story time and share her book A Symphony of Cowbells.
March kicks off the “Read Aloud From Birth” campaign, from our friends at the Read Aloud 15 Minutes organization. Based on their research, only 15% of parents read aloud to their baby in the first year of life. That means over 3 million babies each year miss out on early brain development, and yet it only requires as little as 15 minutes a day to reap that benefit for your baby! Continue reading Read Aloud From Birth . . . It Makes a Difference!
Lafayette READS! might just be the reading group you’ve been looking for. We’re a new book discussion group under the umbrella of your Lafayette Public Library. Meetings are held quarterly, giving everyone ample time to enjoy each season’s selection. Lafayette READS! is committed to choosing an eclectic and exciting range of titles. Check out the Lafayette READS! web page for more information about the book schedule, reader’s guide and discussion questions, and more.
Our next meeting will happen on Monday, March 20 at 6pm, where we’ll discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz. The New York Times called the fast-paced romp, “Mario Vargas Llosa meets ‘Star Trek’ meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West.” It’s funny, cool, sad and inspiring, narrated by one of the most original voices in recent fiction.
You’ll want to reserve your copy today, then join us in a couple of weeks for our Lafayette READS! discussion. In months to come, we’ll be diving into books by Richard Louv and Colson Whitehead, as well as your 2017 On the Same Page selection.