Lexington’s African American Heritage Walking Tour
Join us for an on-demand walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s African American heritage sites.
Destination Kindergarten is the library’s program aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers- trying to help them practice the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten. During each Destination Kindergarten event, preschoolers and their caregivers can find a specialized area in the library with fun books, take-home activities, and information about development milestones and school readiness.
LPL After School is a FREE after-school drop-in program at the Northside and Village Branches for kids aged 5-12 and a caregiver that takes place 3pm-5pm Monday through Friday. Join us for snacks, STEAM and enrichment activities, and homework help from one of our volunteers. No need for children and caregivers to register - just show up! Activities provided courtesy of CHI St. Joseph Health. Snacks will be provided to youth age 18 and younger courtesy of God's Pantry.
On Saturdays, snacks with enrichment activities are offered from 3pm-4pm.
Here at the library, we provide a range of programs, services, and online resources that support academic enrichment and help students and educators prep for success. Choose from one of the following options to learn more.
Bucket of Books
The Bucket of Books service will supplement your curriculum with specially-selected books on a particular topic or for your students' pleasure reading. You'll need a Teacher Card to use this service.
Destination Kindergarten Storytime Kits
Destination Kindergarten Storytime Kits may be borrowed for 2 weeks. Each kit contains: 5-7 books, a binder with songs, action rhymes, and fingerplays, and several classroom manipulatives for activities. Please note: These kits are intended for classroom use, and you must be an employee of a childcare facility to request a kit.
Special Assistance/Class Visits
To contact a librarian for special assistance or to schedule a class visit, please use our Book a Librarian service.
The Teacher Card is a library card specifically designed for all kinds of teachers in Fayette County, including, but not limited to, those in public and private schools, daycare centers and preschools, homeschools (one card per family), student teachers, college professors and teaching assistants, and religious school teachers. You can apply for a Teacher Card at any of our locations.
Teacher Cards expire every two years and will be renewed upon verbal or written confirmation of teacher status. Teacher Cards have an increased reserve limit of 30 items. The loan period for 28-day items is increased to 6 weeks.