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The Lexington Public Library's virtual book club for our 2016 One Book One Lexington pick, How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Join us weekly throughout April as we talk about the book and all the exciting things the library has planned for this year's One Book One Lexington.
The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States. Click here for additional information and a complete list of honorees.
The Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the LGBT experience. Click here for additional information and a complete list of honorees.
These library tools can be very helpful with schoolwork. A library card is required for access outside of our locations.
Student Success Library Card
A library card created for students through a special partnership with Fayette County Public Schools.
Would you like a Book Buddy to bring you books from the Lexington Public Library?
The Lexington Public Library offers a free service called Book Buddies that allows homebound adults in Fayette County to receive library items in their home with the help of a volunteer. The volunteer will deliver and return library materials for their assigned Book Buddy.
Book Buddies is more than just a one-time delivery of items. Customers are matched with a volunteer who will deliver and return library materials on a regular basis.
The volunteer and customer make their own... more info
Early literacy does not mean teaching young children how to read. Instead, it means helping children develop the skills they will need to become successful readers. Early literacy activities build rich language skills: vocabulary, self-expression, and understanding (comprehension). These skills help children make sense of printed words when they start reading.
Children’s Librarians have identified five early literacy practices that help children get ready to read. Here is a list of the five early literacy practices, and some activities you can do with your child to... more info
The Lexington Public Library is pleased to offer teachers, childcare providers, and homeschooling families the "Bucket of Books" service. To use this service, you'll need a Teacher Card. Find out more here.
Need to request a specific title instead? Log into your account.
Library staff will contact you if they have questions about your request.
Requests are typically filled within 2-3 business days. You'll receive notification when... more info
This application is only for volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library.
Information about other volunteer opportunities is available here.
You will be contacted regarding this application and more information may be collected at that time. All volunteer positions will require a reference check and will most likely require a background check. Also note, if you are under 18 years of age, you may not be... more info
Using the Internet for research can be tricky. Websites aren’t always the best source of information for some topics. While there are a lot of good websites out there, many have problems. Some common problems with web sites include:
- Bias: Some websites are put up by people who only want you to hear one side of the story. They may leave out information or distort facts to make you see things their way.
- Timeliness: Some web sites may start out with good information, but never get updated, so their information becomes out-of-date. ... more info
Depending on what each school has made available, the links below lead either to that school’s website or to a list in PDF format. To open PDF documents, download... more info
This list includes classics as well as cultural phenomena, and you may find a great read you wouldn’t have immediately picked out for yourself!
There are many organizations that offer free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Lexington.
Please note: Meeting room hours and availability are currently limited. We apologize for any inconvenience.
I, on behalf of the organization, agree to comply with the policy and regulations governing the public use of the Library’s conference room.
- I agree to not use the room for direct sales, solicitation, non-library fundraisers, social or celebratory events.
- I accept full responsibility for any damage to facilities or equipment.
- I agree to confine the organization’s activities to the assigned room.
- The room is to be... more info
The William Stamps Farish, III Theater at the Central Library is available to the community for lectures, live music, community forums, film festivals, small theatrical productions, dance performances, literary readings, debates, and other creative uses.
It is available to both non-profit and for-profit organizations. All activities held in the theater must comply... more info