The annual Summer Reading Program returns June 1 - August 12

Summer Reading is here and this year features the return of the Super-Readers! Presented by the Library Foundation, this free 10-week program offers prizes and incentives to encourage kids, newborn up to fifth grade, to read for fun over the summer.

School-age children (k-5th grade) who read at least 10 books will receive an official Super-Reader backpack, along with passes to local attractions like the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, a Bats baseball game, the Frazier History Museum, and more.

Preschool Summer Reading - designed for preschoolers (newborns to pre-k) and their caregivers, participants will read 10 books together and complete 10 early-learning activities, like singing the ABCs, practicing writing with a crayon, or talking about the colors you see. Completers of the Preschool Program will receive a Super-Reader backpack— complete with cape—and passes to area attractions.


To register online now, click here.


PotterPalooza is coming to the Main Library, Saturday, July 29, 2-8 p.m.

Save the date for PotterPalooza at the Main Library, July 29

Grab some Floo Powder and put on your school robes because we are going back to Hogwarts. Come celebrate all things Harry Potter at PotterPalooza. Cast spells, explore the Restricted Section, search for fantastic beasts, brew potions, and enjoy sweet treats - all for free! Witches, wizards, squibs, and muggles of all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged.

Planning to attend? Let us know on our Facebook event page.


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.


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: 7/5/17