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 and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.


Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 27 we close at 5 pm
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving
Book drops are locked at closing the night before the holiday, and reopen at 8:30 the day following the closure.
NaNoWriMo Logo - Submit a Short Story


Be part of the Young Writers Program during National Novel Writing Month, for youth under 18 years old.

Drop-in for writing help with your novels and stories. Volunteer teen Writing Buddies are on hand Tuesdays in November,  from 4:30 -5:15 pm.

Submit your story!
Events and activities

Available All Month:

View our online TO DO page, download the FLYER, or visit our CALENDAR

Library 101

Our Perfectly, No-so-quiet Library! Have you ever been shushed in a library? Some of us have, and so we want to let you know why we are a "No Shush" library. Read on!

Library volunteers banner
Friends of the Library December Book Sale

Thank you for your Support!

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

Drop by the Holiday Book Sale December 7-15!
We send 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!

Donate to the Library

Support the Lafayette Public Library through the Friends

Now it's easier than ever to donate directly to Lafayette Public Library, through the Friends of the Lafayette Library Colorado Foundation! Donate from our website, using PayPal, a safe and secure way to help our library (no PayPal account required).


Volunteer at the Library with AARP Tax Aide, and help prepare Taxes

Read on to learn more and to apply.

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.
We now offer Kids Lucky Day books upstairs in the Kids Area!

Online Magazines - Bring them anywhere, with RBDigital. Stream or download over 100 eMagazines for free! 
Library Resources
Museum Passes


This month take advantage of 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 to Confluence, a shared-office "co-working" community in downtown Lafayette. 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.  

Upper North Gallery

November and December

“Natural Wonders”, a group art show featuring the work of Ileana Barbu, Blake Parson and Justin Jensen. Their work invites us to consider the land we live on and the resources we share. 

Library Databases


Our database collection offers free access to comprehensive information on a wide range of subjects. During this month of family gatherings and memories, we highlight genealogy databases and resources. Ancestry and MyHeritage are free to library patrons, and there are new resources available in MyHeritage

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