News & Upcoming Events
February features a partnership with Asia Institute–Crane House that introduces children to Kamishibai-style storytelling. Kamishibai is an ancient Japanese art of spoken-narration and illustrated cards, and this special storytime will also feature songs and a craft. Click here for remaining dates, times, and locations.
Kicking off on Saturday, February 6, is Kentucky Shakespeare’s Shakespeare in the Libraries tour featuring a two-person performance of Romeo & Juliet. This 60-minute interactive performance is designed for kids and families and focuses on the importance of leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution. You can catch Shakespeare in the Libraries at seven library locations throughout the month—click here for the full schedule of performances.
ABCmouse.com 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 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: 2/10/16