Thanks to generous donations to recent Night at the Library Fund-a-Need campaigns, the
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation is able to invest in one of our largest groups
of patrons - who also happen to be our smallest! Read on for details about investments in the Children's Library and Activity Deck.
children's library update
On any given day, one of the busiest areas of the Lafayette Library is the Children's section, where scores of youngsters find the resources to develop skills of inquiry, creativity and early literacy.
Generous"Fund-a-Need" contributions made at Night at the Library in 2018 allowed the Foundation to transform this space with: bright paint; reupholstered cushions in reading nooks; child-level bookshelves; an abundance of sturdy new furniture.
The new furnishings include plenty of comfortable, ergonomic seating for children and their caregivers; vibrant area rugs for getting lost in a book or for playtime; as well as lightweight, moveable cushions and floor pads that are easy to clean.
Children's activity deck
Next up is the renovation of a spacious Activity Deck located directly off the Children's Library. This project was funded by 2019 "Fund-a-Need" donors. The remodel will result in 200 sq. ft. of safe outdoor space for programs, classes and daily patron use. With a glass enclosure, louvred overhead trellis, and folding glass doors, the outdoor deck will meet a variety of needs.
The new deck is expected to open in Fall 2023.