News & Upcoming Events


Winnie-the-Pooh Party - April 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us after hours (6-8 p.m.) at the Main Library, Friday, April 17, as we celebrate everyone's favorite "silly old bear." There will be storytelling, crafts, and activities for the whole family! Plus, every family who attends will receive a free copy of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne.

The Winnie-the-Pooh Party is free for children and their families. For more information, call (502) 574-1620.


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: 4/3/15