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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Library Goes Fine Free in 2020 - What's Happening, and Why!

Library Fine Free Starting in 2020!

Stuck in traffic? Kids home sick? Book temporarily lost under the couch? Life happens. The Lafayette Public Library wants everyone to bring their materials back in a timely manner but understands that unexpected challenges arise and sometimes library mate...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Support the Library - Donate Online!

Support the Library - Donate Online

Now it's easier than ever to give financial support to the Lafayette Public Library, through the Friends of the Lafayette Library Colorado Foundation! Donate directly from our website with a credit card using PayPal, a safe and secure way to help the Libr...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Library 101: Our Perfect, not-so-quiet Library

Library 101

I’m sure most of us have been “shushed” at a library sometime during our lives. 

There was a time when many libraries enforced absolute quiet across the board. Over the past several years, however, libraries like ours...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Volunteer at the Library with AARP for tax prep!

AARP tax volunteers at the library

Interested in helping your neighbors? You can help provide free tax return preparation - please consider volunteering with the AARP Tax-Aide program. Volunteers can be any age, and tax training is provided in both December and January. You can work at the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

November Active Minds Lecture Examines China's Human Rights

Active Minds 2019 Adult Lecture Series

Adults - Join us on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm for the final of four seminars presented by Active Minds. This month's topic: China's Human Rights. Thirty years ago, China's human rights issues were showcased to the world by the Tiananmen Square Mas...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Lynda.com Free Access Ends December 19

Learn with Lynda

Lynda.com for Libraries has made considerable changes to its terms of use, which will impact library patrons' privacy. Due to these privacy concerns the Lafayette Public Library and the rest of the Flatirons Library Consortium will not renew the subscript...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Pay it Forward - Join the Library Board!

Join the Library Board!

Are you passionate about libraries and looking for a way to help us grow? The Lafayette Library is seeking candidates to fill one alternate position on the Library Board. We need people who believe in the importance of literacy, are thoughtful about the f...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

The Library Has a New Calendar!

New Calendar! Just in time for Summer!

Check out our new Lafayette Library calendar starting May 31!  Here's what we love about it: 

  • Clean and easier to read on mobile and desktop
  • Easier to filter based on interests
  • Easy to see all future dates of a re...
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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Library 101: Why Are the Book Drops Locked?!!

Library 101

When the Lafayette Library is closed for a holiday, we lock up the outside book drops. But why?

Have you ever stood outside the Library entrance to watch the seemingly endless parade of cars creep by our external book drops?  Keeping our collectio...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Library 101: Find More with Prospector

Library 101 Find More with Prospector

When we joined the Flatirons Library Consortium a couple years ago, it immediately put many thousands more items at your disposal. If a book isn’t on our shelves, we can usually have a copy delivered within a couple days, because more than 98% o...

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Library 101: Book a Study Room or Event Space

Library 101 - Book a Study Room or Event Space

Starting July 1, use our new reservation system to book a free study room or request a paid event space.

To book a free space, or hold a paid space for an event (subject to approval), use the orange Reserve a Room button from our homepage, or go to: https:...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Library 101: Track Your Reading History

Library 101 - Track Your Reading History

Can you tell me if I have read this before?

We get that request more often than you might think, from fellow book lovers who have trouble recalling what they’ve read (believe me, we do too!).  To protect confidentiality, we don’t track your activi...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Intermittent Access to MyHeritage Database

MyHeritage

The MyHeritage Library Edition database is currently experiencing sporadic loading issues or certificate errors. 

After going to the site, you may be prompted to enter your library card number, and you may have to click on another MyHeritage link ...

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