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Friday, October 25
Lafayette Library is closed for staff training; book drops are locked.

No books are due on October 25 or 26. We reopen on Saturday, October 26.  

Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a perfect time to raise awareness of how libraries provide trusted health information to their communities. Check out our displays on the subject, and read about the health resources we offer.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15. Celebrate and recognize the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of Hispanic and Latino communities.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead / Día de Los Muertos

Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am - 1 pm Learn more

Call for Participation

Would you like to create or host an altar for Day of the Dead? Please contact us by October 11, 2019.

Solicitud de Participación Comunidad

¿Tienen interes en crear/alojar un altar para
Día de los Muertos? Póngase en contacto a más tardar
el 11 de octubre.

Contact Angelique Velasco303-661-1181


Learn, Share, Create, Connect!

All month: Homework Center & Tutoring, Computer Coach, Studio 775 Makerspace

View our online To Do page, download the flyer, or visit the Calendar


Proceeds from the latest Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation (FOLF) book sale were $3,842! ALL profits support Library programs, especially Summer Reading.

Stay tuned for the holiday sale in December, and a HUGE thank you to the hardworking FOLF volunteers!
Visit the Friends' Donate & Shop page for donation guidelines and to learn how else you can help!

New Way to Support the Lafayette Public Library (via the Friends):


Library 101

Why are the Book Drops Locked?!!

When the Library is closed during a holiday,
book drops are locked (and no items are due).
Find out more about our book drop policy.

Book recommendations

Explore all our blog posts each month and get the lowdown on our staff picks, youth favorites, and specialty lists. See anything you like? Find it all in our catalogIf you need even more choices, try Novelist Good Books Alerts!

Lucky Day - Books are available for checkout, on display in the lobby. Avoid long hold waits on popular titles! No renewals; only one Lucky Day can be checked out at a time.

Online Magazines - Bring them anywhere, with RBDigital. Stream or download eMagazines for free! There are over 100 titles to choose from, including popular choices like National Geographic, The New Yorker, 5280 Magazine, Vanity Fair and more!
Library Resources


We offer an assortment of tools to simplify your Library life. Try out a few of this ever-growing list, and enjoy the advantages of easy access.
  • Text messaging with the Library - Manage renewals and holds by text message.

  • iPads - Enjoy the use of an iPad in the Library, for up to 2 hours.
  • Libby helps you find and reserve downloadable library materials, from anywhere!

  • Consumer Reports WEBSITE - free access to the member content of the Consumer Reports website!

  • Scan your stuff at the Library! We have a scanner and dedicated computer in our computer lab for your use, but our copy machine also has scanning capabilities. Ask a computer coach or librarian for help!


Museum Passes

Free Museum Passes to area cultural institutions for cardholders living in Lafayette!

  • Clyfford Still Museum
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
  • Fiske Planetarium CU-Boulder 
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
  • WOW! Children's Museum

Confluence Small Business Collective
Free weekday access for one person, up to four times per year. Confluence is a shared-office "co-working" community offering flexible work, meet, and event space in downtown Lafayette. The pass includes wifi and use of common areas! Check out this resource!


We offer several art galleries throughout the library featuring local artists, community art, and local school art projects. View current and upcoming exhibits on the Library art calendar. 

  • Lobby North and South Galleries - Art on the Street See & Respond

  • Upper North Gallery - Ken Sanville, Rural Still Lifes

  • Upper South Gallery - BVSD Student Art 

Library Databases


Our database collection offers free access to comprehensive information on a wide range of subjects. This month we highlight health databases and resources, including -

NaNoWriMo Logo - Submit a Short Story


Young Writers Program for National Novel Writing Month in November. For youth under 18 years old. Writing help is available by teen Writing Buddies volunteers, Tuesdays in November, 4:30 -5:15 pm.
Join us - your story is important!

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