Saturday, January 27, 2007

Playaway audio titles now available

We now have Playaway Digital Audiobooks from Recorded Books. These self-contained units are preloaded with a bestselling fiction or non-fiction title. The content and the player are all-in-one and there is no need to have your own MP3, cassette, or CD player or even computer. Just put in one AAA battery, plug virtually any set of headphones, and play! The unit is portable - carry your book with you anywhere. No need to cart around that case of cassettes or CDs!

See our list of Playaway titles here. For details on how to use the device, see the instructions on the Recorded Books site.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

South Regional Groundbreaking

Please join us as we hold our groundbreaking ceremony for the new South Regional Library. The event will be on Tuesday, February 6th at 9 a.m. Due to the uncertainty of the weather, we will hold the ceremony indoors - at the Southside Branch Library, 5417 Johnston Street in the Time Plaza shopping center. A social will follow the event.

The new library will be located at the intersection of Johnston Street and the Duhon Road extension, approximately 1.2 miles South of the current branch. Check out our construction blog for more details.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New reader services

Have you tried our email newsletters and readers advisory service on books, authors and what's happening at Lafayette Public Library. By clicking on the Newsletter Signup link, you can choose to receive email newsletters ranging from author interviews, bestseller lists, professional reviews and our own Staff recommendations, to upcoming events at the Library.

Many of these features are linked to our online catalog, so reserving books is a snap.

Check out the Bestseller and Awards list, reviews, or sign up for the Chapter A Day service.