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Library and book drops are CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25
Library and book drops CLOSED 5 pm Tuesday, December 31
ALL DAY Wednesday, January 1
Book drops are locked at Library closing the night before the holiday, and reopen at 8:30 the day following the closure
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To those of you who visit us at the library; who drop by to browse our shelves, download a book or a magazine, bring the kids to a storytime, use a computer coach, explore genealogy, take time with a latte and a book, use our study rooms, or our homework help, or our makerspace – thank you for your presence!

We are grateful to be such a steadfast support for our community. Our gifts to our community make it a better place to live.

But … our gifts to you rely on your gifts to us – our city budget, your volunteer hours, and honestly, your financial support. And that’s where you come in! We now have the capability for accepting online donations to the Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation, making it easy to support your public library. Make your gift easily and quickly – donate now!
Thanks for all you do to support your community and your library – thank you!

Events and activities

Available All Month:

Kids & Teens


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

Tax reminder

A quick tax season reminderSign-ups for AARP’s very popular Tax Aide program begin in January! The free, volunteer-staffed program is "first-come-first-served", so make your appointment early. For the 2020 tax season, appointments at the library will be scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays, through April 15. Find out more details, such as what you need to bring to your appointment.  

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Friends of the Library December Book Sale

Holiday Lobby Book Sale

Drop by the Holiday Book Sale December 7-15, during regular library hours!

Find great gifts of books, DVDs, and CDs for everyone on your shopping list, ranging from .50 -$3, and specialty items.

We are grateful for the hardworking FOLF volunteers who work each week, accepting and sorting donations! Visit the Friends' Donate & Shop page for donation guidelines and learn how you can support the library you love.

Book recommendations

Explore all our blog posts each month for 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 - For your holiday traveling convenience, you can bring along a wide assortment of magazines with RBDigital. They're online, so take up no space, and they're just the right price - free!
Library Resources


Sign-ups for AARP’s very popular Tax Aide program start in early January - mark your calendars and then check our website to sign up. This free, volunteer-staffed program is first-come-first-served.  Due to popular demand, 2020 tax appointments at the library are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 15.  

Museum Passes

During winter break, why not 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
Your library offers free weekday access for one person to Confluence, a shared-office  "co-working" community in downtown Lafayette. Check out this resource and take advantage of free office space.


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.  

Main North and South Galleries

December - January

"Portraits of Ability" by Via Mobility, a thoughtful portraits collection in our main North and South galleries. Read more about the project.

Upper North Gallery

November and December

“Natural Wonders” is 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 season 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.


Please note! for Libraries has made considerable changes to its terms of use, which will impact library patrons' privacy. Due to these privacy concerns the Lafayette Public Library and the rest of the Flatirons Library Consortium will not renew the subscription to
Users have until December 20, 2019 to take and/or finish any classes. Thanks for your understanding and support!

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