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TSR begins June 1st at all 18 library locations

LFPL Books To YouTeen Summer Reading program (TSR) is open to 6th- through 12th-graders. Just read six books and complete one activity – like writing a book review or designing a new cover for a favorite book – between June 1 and August 8. Then return your completed TSR form* to any library location and receive a sling backpack and free passes to local attractions and U of L games.

Everyone who completes TSR will also be eligible to win one of these Grand Prizes: a tablet computer, an iPad mini, U of L football tickets, or a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

*TSR forms will be available starting June 1st.

CODEvelop at the Southwest Regional Branch

CODEvelop is a Louisville Free Public Library Program, offered for free, aimed at exposing teens to skills in web development. Teens will develop a website and connect with mentors in the information technology (IT) field. Mentors will guide students through online lessons and assist in creating a project. 

Over half a million jobs are unfilled in the national IT sector, making it the largest occupational category for open jobs, and this strong growth is expected to continue. However, only approximately 20% of schools currently offer computer programming as part of the curriculum.

CODEvelop is a summer program for high school students (age 14-18) interested in learning web development.  Students will meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 2 - July 30, 1 PM - 4 PM at the Southwest Regional Library to learn the basics of front end web development using the Treehouse on-line learning platform.

Perks of the program include free TARC passes to attend the sessions and the chance to win an iPad mini!

Click here to sign up.


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Teen Blog

If you haven't checked out the Teen Blog, now's the time. It's a great way to keep up with the great programs and services available for teens at the Louisville Free Public Library as well as a place to see original writings and artwork by teens. Check it out today!


Student Power Plus Cards!

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Book Discussion Kits

Kits for both teens and children are available!

Teen Library Centers

the Underground Main Library
301 York Street
574-1724

Monday -Thursday 
3-9 pm 
Friday 3-5 pm 
Saturday 9 am-5 pm
Sunday 1- 5 pm

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the Outpost
Highlands/Shelby Park Library

1250 Bardstown Road

574-1640 

Monday-Thursday 
3-9 pm 
Friday 3-5 pm 
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday Closed

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the Loft
Bon Air Library
2816 Del Rio Place
574-1795

Monday -Thursday 
2:30 -9 pm 
Friday 2:30 -5 pm 
Saturday 9 am-5 pm
Sunday 1- 5 pm