News & Upcoming Events


LFPL to offer “basic training” for preschoolers and their parents!

A free 6-week hands-on learning program for rising kindergarteners and their caregivers, designed to build school readiness skills. The program features a family meal, early-learning activities, and free books to take home. Space is limited. Contact your closest participating library location to register. #LFPLKids

Main Library: Thursdays, July 2 - August 6, 6 - 8 p.m. • 301 York St. • (502) 574-1620

Shawnee: Thursdays, July 2 - August. 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • 3912 W. Broadway • (502) 574-1722

Southwest: Mondays, July 6 - August 10, 10 a.m.- Noon • 9725 Dixie Hwy. • (502) 933-0029

Iroquois: Mondays, July 6 - August 10, 6 - 8 p.m. • 601 W. Woodlawn • (502) 574-1720



Join LFPL's Summer Reading Program, presented by the Library Foundation, June 1 - August 8 at all library locations!


LFPL's perennially popular Summer Reading program encourages kids up to fifth grade to read, or have read to them, at least 10 books—offering prizes and incentives for readers including a free backpack, passes to area attractions, and weekly book giveaways and grand prize drawings.

The Children's and Preschool Summer Reading programs are fun and absolutely FREE! For more information click here, or call (502) 574-1620

 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

On Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., Mayor Greg Fischer kicked off LFPL’s new Share 100 Stories Before 4th Grade program at JCPS’s C.B. Young Jr. Service Center. The initiative — a collaboration with Metro United Way, JCPS, Archdiocese of Louisville Schools, and other community partners — will help children develop reading skills before they enter 4th grade by encouraging them to read aloud. #Share100Stories


Find out more about Share 100 Stories Before 4th Grade 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: 7/7/15