Get Lit Lou (short for Get Literary Louisville) is LFPL's brand-new winter reading program for adults, encouraging everyone to "read responsibly" this holiday season. From December to February, participants who read any three books and attend three programs - either at the Library or at Get Lit Lou-specific programs with partners like Heine Brothers' Coffee, Against the Grain Brewery, and 502 Fit Pass - will earn a prize and be entered into drawings for bigger prizes. In addition, participants with a valid library card can receive discounts at partner businesses.
Read any three books and attend three approved programs between December 1 and February 28 to be eligible for prizes and drawings. Certain prizes may include additional restrictions.* Participants must be 18 years or older to qualify.
Approved programs include:
- Any Louisville Free Public Library adult program or class
- Designated Get Lit Lou events hosted by our partners Against the Grain Brewery, Heine Brothers' Coffee, and 502 Fit Pass (click here)
*U of L women’s basketball tickets cannot be awarded to a current high school student. For any prize involving alcohol, the winner must be 21+.
Everyone who completes the program will receive a coupon sheet for prizes and discounts redeemable at our program supporters, including:
- Book & Music Exchange
- Heine Brothers' Coffee
- Scarlet’s Bakery
Weekly Drawing Prizes - Everyone who completes the program will also be entered to win one of our weekly drawing prizes, including:
- Actors Theatre ticket vouchers
- Belle of Louisville - Sightseeing Cruise for Two vouchers
- Copper & Kings distillery tour tickets
- Half Peach Bakery
- Headliners Music Hall tickets
- Louisville Bats tickets
- Louisville City FC tickets for 2017 season
- LIBA - Swag assortment
- Sons of the American Revolution Center - Free library admission & 2 hours with SAR Genealogist
- Ten Pin Strike & Spare
- Theatre 502 tickets
- U of L Athletics - Women’s basketball tickets
Get Fit Lou
Middletown Library, Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
A full day of fitness & wellness programming, including topics like Pilates, essential oils, and an introduction to the 502 Fit Pass.
Brews & Bots
Against the Grain Brewery, Tuesday, February 21, 6-9 p.m.
Robots are taking over the brewery! Grab your favorite beverage and check out LFPL’s robotic friends. We have robots that roll, jump, light up and follow your programmed commands. (Don’t worry—they’re beer-proof, too.)
Pop-Up Libraries @ Heine Brothers’ Coffee!
Looking for a great read to go along with a delicious beverage? We’re bringing the library to your favorite Heine Brothers' coffee shop! Check out a book (including titles recommended by the fine folks at Heine Brothers’), get a new library card and sign up for Get Lit Lou. (10am – 12pm all dates)
January 17 – Douglass Loop
January 31 – Shelbyville Road
February 10 – Schnitzelburg
February 17 – Chenoweth Lane
February 24 – Northfield