Details of a new family music series Once Upon an Orchestra from November 13 - April 7 at all library locations

LFPL and the Louisville Orchestra launch new family music series
Once Upon an Orchestra • November 13 - April 7 at all library locations

Families are invited to join Louisville Orchestra ensembles for a fun, interactive storytelling through music performance. Once Upon an Orchestra, a 60-minute, all-ages program, weaves together storytelling adventures with creative music making.

LO education staff will even help you make instruments from recycled materials and you will get to take home your very own instrument!

The Library series is presented by The Library Foundation, Brown-Forman Foundation, and the Friends of the Library. For a complete list of performance dates and locations, click here.

Venardos Circus

Big Top Storytime brings the circus to LFPL

Saturday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. • Main Library

Step right up for a special circus-themed storytime featuring ringmaster Kevin Venardos of Venardos Circus!

This is a free event for children and families.

StageOne Storytellers

StageOne Storytellers at the Library

Join StageOne Family Theatre for this one-of-a-kind storybook program that takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life in a truly immersive experience. The audience is encouraged to help tell the story through music, interaction, and LOTS of imagination! Free for all ages.

Details of a new family music series Once Upon an Orchestra from November 13 - April 7 at all library locations

Polar Express Grand Tour!
Friday, December 10th, 6-8 PM • Southwest Regional Library

All Aboard! The Polar Express Pajama Party makes its stop at the Southwest Regional Library this year as a walk-through, socially distanced event.

This after-hours ‘train ride’ will include stations along a ‘track’ throughout the library, including a cookie and hot chocolate pit stop; a take home craft station; and a book giveaway for kids of all ages!

Special appearances by Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus, the Polar Express conductor, and the North Pole elves!

Hoopla Kids

LFPL is now offering hoopla

Hoopla* provides free access to streaming kid's movies, popular music, audiobooks, and more – with no wait! All of this content is available to library patrons online at and via the hoopla app. To get started:

  • Visit
  • Click on Get Started Today and complete the form.
  • Next, choose Louisville Free Public Library
  • Enter a valid Library Card number and PIN/password.
  • Once taken to the site, click on KIDS besides the search box to start enjoying the content.

*hoopla replaced Kanopy as our streaming video provider on July 1.




Now you can listen to stories read by your favorite librarians right from your phone, 24/7—no internet required. LFPL’s TeleTales provides children and families a selection of recorded stories, poems, jokes, and more, on-demand wherever they are—at the store, stuck in the car, or relaxing at home. New content is added weekly, so call often.

Call TeleTales today: 502-916-9909


Missed a storytime or a S.T.E.A.M club? You can catch all of our Storytimes and our S.T.E.A.M Club on YouTube.


Book Bundles for Kids

Parents can request Book Bundles, which are a collection of 10 books that you can check out for your family. Each bundle will be checked out to your library card for 21 days. Book Bundles will include a variety of age appropriate books for your child.

Book Bundles for parents

Check out eBooks and comics for kids

Our digital library is full of eBooks, audiobooks, and eComics for kids to enjoy! We have picture books, early readers, comics, chapter books, activity books, and read-aloud video titles. We regularly add new titles for kids to make it easy to find something great for your child to read or listen to.

You can also access more eBooks through the Ready for K’s Louisville Growing Readers digital library.



1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge

What is the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge? - click here.


Last Updated: 11/24/21