Children's authors at the Library this fall

Fall children's authors at the Library: Erin Hunter and Cressida Cowell


Carmichael's Kids presents two New York Times bestselling children's authors in October: Erin Hunter, author of the Warriors series, on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. and Cressida Cowell, author of the How To Train Your Dragon series, on Sunday, October 14, at 2 p.m. Both authors will be on hand to discuss their new books, Hunter's Bravelands and Cowell's The Wizards of Once.

Both of these events is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Call (502) 574-1644 or get tickets online.



September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Library

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. An LFPL library card gets you FREE access to a world of services including books, eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, research tools, online learning, test preparation, and so much more! Find out more here.



LFPL wraps up another successful Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading poster


The Library would like to say THANK YOU to all the kids—ages preK-18—and their families who participated in this year's S.T.E.A.M. TEAM Summer Reading program! Thousands of you read for fun over the summer, claimed prizes, and had a blast. Check out the photos for our annual Potterpalooza and Animecon events that cap off Summer Reading for kids and teens. We couldn't have done it without our generous sponsors and the Library Foundation who made the events, prizes, and fun possible. We'll see you next summer!



storytimes at the library

The Library has storytimes for a variety of ages at all 18 branches featuring stories, activities, crafts, songs, dancing, and more! Check out our full schedule of storytimes and plan your next adventure today! logo for Libraries is an exciting new online educational resource - designed for children ages 2 to 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.


TumbleBookCloud logo

A free trial of TumbleBookCloud is now available through June 30. TumbleBookCloud offers more than1,000 titles in a variety of formats, including ebooks, Graphic Novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks suitable for middle and high school students. Click here to get started.


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.



"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: 8/31/18