Main Library, Saturday, December 10, 6-8:30 p.m.
Come dressed in your PJs and enjoy free games, crafts, and activities for the whole family. Mrs. Claus will read the story of The Polar Express, followed by a screening of the movie. Hot chocolate and cookies provided. Co-sponsored by Carmichael's Kids
As part of this FREE event, the Library will be collecting donations of new or gently used items for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Suggested items include books, school supplies, or winter wear (scarves, hats, mittens, etc.).
Children of all ages and their families are invited to one of six special Nutcracker Family Storytimes with Louisville Ballet. The events feature a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. PLUS, one lucky family at each storytime will receive 4 tickets to see Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.
Click here for Nutcracker Storytime locations, dates, and times.
This FREE family-friendly program is recommended for ages six and up.
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!
ABCmouse.com 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 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.