1. Summer Reading Passports

    Summer Reading Books & Beats begins June 1!

    All-ages Summer Reading runs June 1 - July 31. Stop by starting June 1 for a quick signup and your log for the Passport Challenge (new this year!), or visit the website for a printable Passport or to learn about the alternate online Beanstack Challenge! View Details & Events
  2. Memorial Day

    Library closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30

    The Library is closed in recognition of Memorial Day. The book drops will be locked from 5pm on Saturday until 9am on Tuesday. Library Calendar
  3. Kids work on projects in the Makerspace

    Summer Reading, Writing, and Maker Buddies - Register

    Sign up your kids for weekly Reading, Writing, or Maker Buddies (programs run mid-June through July). Kids read and play games, do creative writing, or develop Makerspace projects with teen volunteers. Registration for the full 6-week session is required. Details and Registration
  4. Teen volunteer at the Library&#39s Day of the Child celebration

    Teens - Sign up today for Summer volunteer opportunities

    Teens in grades 6-12 - we have many opportunities to volunteer this summer! Training sessions are beginning, so sign up now! Learn more and sign up
  5. Teen in meditative pose

    Teen Lunchtime Meditation, Wednesdays in June, noon-1pm - Register

    Teens in grades 9-12 - Learn quick and easy practices, co-led and created by teen peers, to support you in navigating teen life today. Don’t let stress diminish your fun and self-expression in the world! Registration for the series is required. Sign up
  6. Grupo Tlaloc at the Lafayette Library

    SRP Event - Grupo Tlaloc Dancers, Saturday, June 4, 11am

    Kick off to Summer Reading with an all-ages performance by the dynamic Denver-based Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca. More Details
  7. Sensory Storytime with Megan

    Sensory Storytime, Friday, June 10, 10:30am

    Kids and caregivers - join us for a storytime designed for individuals who are neurodiverse or have sensory needs. The structured storytime, with books read by a board-certified behavior analyst, will feature dim lights, low sound, and limited people. Storytime Schedule
  8. Drag Queen Storytime at the Lafayette Library

    SRP Event - Drag Queen Storytime, Saturday, June 11, 11am

    Kids and families - come dressed in your finest for a special storytime with Shirley. Drag Queen Storytime captures the imagination and gender fluidity of childhood play and celebrates people of all shapes, sizes, and forms! More Details
  9. Colorado band Chicano Heat

    SRP Event - Chicano Heat, Saturday, June 25, 3pm

    Don't miss an all-ages Books & Beats musical performance by Chicano Heat, outside on the North Lawn/Plaza. More Details
  10. Great Horned Owl

    SRP Event - Storytime and Event at Coal Creek, Saturday, June 25 , 11am-1pm

    Join the fun all-ages storytime and nature event "Who are the Critters in your Neighborhood?" at Coal Creek Trail. Gather at the trailhead at S. Public Road for storytime, followed by a walk along the Coal Creek Trail. More Details
  11. Ann Lincoln at the Lafayette Public Library

    SRP Event - Ann Lincoln, Saturday, July 9, 11am

    Enjoy all-ages hijinks on the high seas with pirate captain Ann Lincoln and her animal crew. You will set sail on a show full of juggling, magic, comedy, and adventure, followed by an up-close look at the live animals! More Details
  12. Sans Souci Festival

    Kids + Dance + Film - Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Saturday, July 9, 2pm

    All ages - Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (SSFCD), a Boulder-based festival of dance film, brings you a free afternoon event for the family (recommended for ages 6+ ). More Details
  13. Colorful closeup of bingo balls

    SRP Event - Family Book Bingo, Saturday, July 16, 3pm - Register

    Families - come dressed in your finest for Family Book Bingo with local drag queen Shirley Delta Blow. Registration is required - submit one registration for your family. More Details
  14. Cuenta Cuentos at the Library

    Bilingual Twilight Tales, Tuesday, July 19, 6pm

    Families - join us on Tune into Nature Tuesday for Bilingual Twilight Tales, "Cuenta Cuentos de Verano con la Naturalista Juanita Echeverri de OSMP" (Summer Tale Tell with Naturalist Juanita Echeverri of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks). Storytime schedule
  15. Circus Foundry performers

    SRP Event - Circus Foundry, Saturday, July 23, 11am

    All ages - the circus is coming to the Library! Join us for acrobats, jugglers, and aerialists… Oh my! This lively show, created for our community, features juggling, stunts, aerial work, and fun opportunities for audience participation. More Details
  16. Award-winning duo 123Andres

    SRP Event - 123 Andrés (Bilingual), Saturday, July 23, 3pm

    Don't miss an all-ages Books & Beats musical performance by 123 Andrés, the Latin Grammy-winning team husband-wife team of Andrés and Christina. More Details
  17. Stacks of KN95 masks distributed by the Lafayette Library

    COVID tests are now available; masks are out of stock

    At present, we have COVID test kits in stock, but have not receive a new order of N95 masks. When a new order is received, this notification will be updated. Read on...
  18. Kids music performers Jeff and Paige

    SRP Event - Jeff & Paige, Saturday, July 30, 11am

    Join us for the all-ages Summer Reading Program finale with Jeff and Paige! Jeff and Paige are a beloved local award-winning duo who use interactive, joyful, nature-focused performances to engage and entertain kids and families. More Details
  19. Rescinded mask order effective Feb. 18

    Boulder County universal mask requirement ends Feb. 18 at 5pm

    El requisito del uso de mascarilla del condado de Boulder termina el 18 de febrero. Learn More
  20. Studio775 Makerspace

    Makerspace drop-in hours, March-May

    Adults and teens - drop in to explore the Library Makerspace! Learn about the equipment we have, programs we offer, and tools available for making designs. Hours and Details
  21. Image of phone showing account login - learn more about new Library PINs

    New - PINs required to access Library accounts and resources

    PINs (personal identification numbers) are now required to access and use the features of your online library account (My Account). Read on...
  22. Join us virtually for Death Cafés, in Zoom every third Thursday at 6pm! Registration required.

    Engaging Death Café conversations for adults are back...over Zoom!

    Death Cafés bring adults together for authentic, engaging conversations. Sign up for one or more virtual conversations on Zoom, held on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm (registration required). Read on...
  23. Library spaces

    Book a Study Room or Event Space

    Free study rooms and fee-based event spaces are open for use! Learn more
  24. Request a grab bag of librarian-selected books!

    Grab bags for adults, kids, or teens!

    Need help finding your next read? Request a mystery bag of librarian-selected books! Read on...
  25. Pick up your holds and browse during Grab and Go hours--thanks for remembering your face covering!

    How to pick up your holds

    View hours and details for picking up your books and other items at the Lafayette Public Library. Read on...
  26. Sister Carmen truck picks up donations at the Lafayette Public Library curbside dropoff

    Donate food and essential items

    The Library is a Sister Carmen donation site during open hours. Read on...
  27. Falling snow in front of Library building.

    Library status and user guide

    View Library status, get a card, learn about current services, and more! Read on...
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  1. Storytime at the Library

    Summer Storytimes, June 1-July 31

    Join us for Storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Library at 10:30am, Wednesdays at 11am at Waneka Lake, and Thursdays at 11am at LaMont Does Park. View the schedule for dates and times for Sensory Storytime and Twilight Tales. Storytime Schedule