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

Library Closed on October 20 for staff training!
Book drops will remain open.

Computer Lab Changes - Starting October 2

We know and appreciate that some customers come here to work collaboratively, that cellphones are part of modern life and that talking and laughing has its place in the library. 

We also recognize that it isn’t developmentally appropriate for children to be quiet all the time, and that play is essential to children’s learning. Because of this understanding, the upper level of the library is an "unquiet" area.  

However, the lower level of the library is a "quiet" area and we would like to preserve it for customers who would prefer a quieter work environment. In order to further develop the balance between bustle and quiet, effective October 2 there will be changes to our Computer Lab.

  • Computer use in the lobby lab is limited to patrons ages 17 and older, or children when accompanied by an adult. 
  • Children and teens may use computers on the upper level of the library. 
  • Computers are available for elementary and high school students during homework center hours, with free printing for schoolwork. 
  • Coming soon - Ipads are on order for expanded internet access by children and teens. 
Thanks for your help in providing a good experience for all of us at the Library!
Gala for Good fundraiser

Help Support YOUR Library

Help support the library you love! October brings a special opportunity to support us, with the Gala for Good. Find out more and join us for a great party on October 21 at East Simpson Coffee Company.

Join this community fundraiser for the Library and other local projects. Enjoy music - tasty appetizers and adult beverages – meet friends old and new, and Party for a Good Cause!

Library Notes

We are excited to announce that a User Reading History page will be added to your OverDrive site the week of October 2nd. This page automatically displays titles a user has borrowed (from the day the feature is live), and users have the option to manually add titles previously read, through OverDrive or other sources.


Strategic Planning for the library
Friends of the Library recruitment
Kids and Teens Banned Books List

Teens and Tweens

ps4 gaming controller

New Gaming System - more fun!

We now have a PS4 gaming system in the Teen Zone! Yay! Teens and Tweens, ages 11-18 can sign-out a PS4 game and controller for loads of fun. We have set-up parental controls, so kids can play games rated “E for everyone” or “Teen.” Woot! We also have an assortment of Teen Launchpad devices on the game shelves in the Teen Zone. Pick up one when you're "in the Zone", and find something fun to play, either in the Library, or checked out for home.

Volunteer with us

Teens Volunteer at Denver Makerspace

Teens!

Volunteer with the Library at Denver Maker FaireOctober 14 and 15. Meet other "makers", see lots of exhibits, and help us at this year's Cardboard Challenge. Interested? Email our youth services librarian for details.

We need you! Consider joining our Friends organization, and work on community events such as book sales and fundraisers, or donate your gently used and greatly loved books.


Become a Lafayette Public Library Volunteer - 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 REALLY need Computer Coaches! Also on our wish list -  Homework Center tutors and Lafayette Kids Ready to Read story leaders.   

Find the quick and easy application on our website, as well as details about each position. Why not be part of our volunteer team?!

It's all about those books . . .

Sing for your life
Staff Picks
Books to Film
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Tumblebooks
Book Group To Go kits

Special Exhibit: Our Latino Heritage

Latino Families in Lafayette

LPL proudly hosts a community collaborative exhibit, 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.

Services we offer at the Library

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!

Homework Center
Travel Bug Club
Electric Vehicle Charging Station

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.

October 1 Special Events!

Star Wars Reads Day
Star Wars Lego
Sing for your life book discussion

Beyond the Library Walls - Our Offsite Services

Books and more beyond the library walls icon

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.

Drop by our Travel Bug Club at the Lafayette Senior Center, on October 13, 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!

Art at the Library

Art at the Library - See and Respond Exhibit
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