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 a special performance by StageOne Storytellers. For more information, call (502) 574-1620.

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


Share-a-Story Writing Contest — August 20 - October 1

Share your story about helping others for a chance to win up to $500 in PRIZES plus publication in The Courier-Journal and recognition on Make a Difference Day! Grades K-12.

Click here for entry rules and guidelines!


Congratulations to the 30,486 kids and teens who completed LFPL's Summer Reading Program. You made this our biggest year ever!

Summer Readers 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: 9/16/15