Check in at LPL: The Library Newsletter

Our Mission: The Lafayette Public Library brings community, information, and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.

To Do at the Library
Storytimes
Computer Coaching
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Help Support YOUR Library!

Love us? We love you, Lafayette, and we need you to show us the LOVE!
There are so many ways to love and help support us – you can join our Friends organization, work on community events such as book sales and fundraisers, or donate your gently used and greatly loved books.

Volunteer with Us
Our eclectic band of volunteers is essential in helping the library carry out its mission. Become a Lafayette Public Library Volunteer and make connections, learn new skills and enhance your community.  
We’re always looking for new volunteers, and at present we have a special need for your help! We need Homework Center tutors, computer coaches, and Lafayette Kids Ready to Read story leaders.   
Find the quick and easy application on our website, as well as details about each position.  We look forward to welcoming you onto our volunteer team!

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Lafayette Community Cookbook Fundraiser

Please join us in our efforts to create a Lafayette community cookbook. We are gathering recipes and stories from Lafayette residents and businesses, so get out your favorite recipe and join us. The community cookbook will be sold this holiday season, with proceeds going to Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation, enabling the Library to remain vital and vibrant in our community. 
Submit your recipe today, and help us assemble a taste of Lafayette!
Deadline is September 8.

Library Matters

Strategic Planning for the library
Friends of the Library recruitment
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Our Latino Heritage

Latino Families in Lafayette

LPL proudly hosts a community collaborative exhibit beginning in September, created from photos and stories of Lafayette Latino families.

Community members are invited to add their own framed family photos, past and present to the ever-growing exhibit of photos and stories about their families, friends, and heroes. The stories will be included in a community notebook as part of the exhibit.
To submit your photos and stories, contact Karen Andrews.

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Our Newest Way to Connect - Instagram!

You can follow us on Facebook, or Twitter, or our blog. And now you can follow us on Instagram, the visual social media. Connect and follow LPL!

All About  BOOKS!

Sing for your life
Staff Favorites
Books to Film
Redesign a Book Cover Contest
Tumblebooks
Book Group To Go kits

So much to do at the Library!

Each month we offer programs and events for a wide variety of interests. Check out ALL of our programs this month, on our To Do page.

Services we offer

Online High School Diploma
Playaway Launchpads
Computer Coaching
Genealogy

Genealogy

In addition to providing Ancestry Library edition, which  delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world and is available  on the library computers, we now subscribe to My Heritage library edition.

MyHeritage Library Edition is available here at the library as well as  outside the library with your library card. It is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It contains more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. New collections containing millions of records are added monthly
Check out all of our genealogy links!

Reading Buddies

The fall session of Reading Buddies, our award-winning reading enrichment program begins September 11.  Visit us online  or call Sarah at 303-661-1180 to enroll for Little Buddies in grades 1-3.

Homework Center
Travel Bug Club
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Beyond the Library Walls - Our Offsite Services

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Did you know the library provides services BEYOND the library walls? We offer a range of outreach services from Lafayette Kids Ready to Read, which brings story time and library materials to early childhood care facilities around town, Homebound Delivery Service, and visits to Josephine Commons , Affinity Senior Living, Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park, and our “Little Libraries” at Waneka Lake and Lamont Does Park.

Join us at Art Night Out, September 8; or drop by our new Travel Bug Club at the Lafayette Senior Center, on October 6, from 10-noon. 

Last but not least, our Homebound Delivery Service volunteers bring library materials and smiles to folks who can't make it to the library due to illness or other situations.
Do you have an idea for library outreach? Contact our outreach librarian to share your ideas!

Coming up on October 1

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Lego
Sing for your life book discussion
Art at the Library, Ruth Soller and Lafayette Historical Society
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