LFPL's Summer Reading Program - now through August 11

Presented by the Library Foundation, the Library’s Summer Reading Program is a FREE10-week program that encourages kids and teens, newborns through 12th grade, to read for fun over the summer by offering prizes and incentives.


Every School-age child who reads, or has read to them, at least 10 books will receive an official S.T.E.A.M. Team backpack, along with passes to local attractions like the Kentucky Science Center, Squire Boone Caverns, a Bats baseball game, and more.


Preschool Summer Reading
For those with young children—newborns to pre-k—the Library is once again offering a Summer Reading program specifically designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Participants who read 20 books together will receive a super-cute robot backpack and passes to area attractions.


Click here to register for Summer Reading


Click here to learn more about Teen Summer Reading



storytimes at the library

The Library has storytimes for a variety of ages at all 18 branches featuring stories, activities, crafts, songs, dancing, and more! Check out our full schedule of storytimes and plan your next adventure today!



ABCmouse.com logo

ABCmouse.com for Libraries is an exciting new online educational resource - designed for children ages 2 to 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.


TumbleBookCloud logo

A free trial of TumbleBookCloud is now available through June 30. TumbleBookCloud offers more than1,000 titles in a variety of formats, including ebooks, Graphic Novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks suitable for middle and high school students. Click here to get started.


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.



"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: 7/30/18