News & Upcoming Events

Once Upon A Time: A Storybook Halloween

Friday, October 16, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us after hours at the Main Library for this FREE Halloween event for children and families! There will be lots of stories, games, and activities—plus special performances by StageOne Storytellers and activities with Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, and Little Loomhouse. And the first 500 families will receive a free copy of the book The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, courtesy of Junior League of Louisville. For more information, call (502) 574-1620.

Special thanks to Junior League of Louisville for sponsoring this event.

Come celebrate Share-a-Story on Saturday October 24, 10 a.m. to noon, at one of four library locations— Bon Air, Newburg, Main, & Southwest

Enjoy free activities, book giveaways, celebrity storytellers, & more! Plus, you'll get a chance to meet one of these popular children's book characters: Biscuit (Bon Air), Pancake Pig (Newburg), Llama Llama (Main), and Curious George (Southwest).

Share-a-Story is sponsored locally by The Courier-Journal, WHAS-11, and the National Center for Families Learning, and is part of national Make a Difference Day.

Click here for more details. logo for Libraries is an exciting new online educational resource – designed for children ages 2 – 7+ – that offers more than 3,000 fun learning activities including online books, interactive learning programs, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.  Access to this service is available free at all 18 library locations by clicking here.



LFPL's Share 100 Stories Before 4th Grade

Learn more here.


LFPL's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge wins award

Big congrats to our Children’s Librarians and others who have been involved in making the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge a success! At the Summit on Government Performance and Innovation on February 12, LFPL won the Breakthrough Guru Team Award for the program.


What is the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge? - click here.



TumbleBooks now available online from the Library

TumbleBooks - Animated eBooks for Kids

TumbleBooks are a new online collection of animated, interactive children’s books you can access through the Library's website from your home computer or at the library. The TumbleBook Library includes popular storybooks with bonus features like animation, sound, and narration. Children can also explore educational videos or play reading-themed games and puzzles.

To access the TumbleBook Library - click here.

To access the Spanish version of the TumbleBook Library - click here.



"Read it Down"

Are overdue fines keeping you from visiting the Library? The Library’s new Read It Down program allows children and teens to reduce library fines just by reading. Participants read or listen to books of their choosing in the library. The more you read, the less you owe. It’s that simple! Visit any branch of the Louisville Free Public Library today and Read It Down!

Have questions about the Read it Down program? Call 574-1620.




Last Updated: 10/8/15