September is Library Card Sign-up Month
The Lafayette Public Library has joined forces with the American Library Association (ALA)<http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card> and libraries nationwide to remind families, students, and people of all ages that signing up for a library card opens a world of possibilities. Access to a library offers so many things that a family may not have at home: a quiet place to study, Wi-Fi, and in some cases, a working computer and printer.
“The Library adapts to meet the needs of our community every day. We offer books, meeting rooms, and so much more. You can access online resources like Homework Louisiana, Tumblebooks, and Lynda.com,” states Keith J. Guidry, Community Relations Coordinator. “Patrons can check out board games, Blu-rays, DVDs, and musical instruments! All you need is a library card.”
The Lafayette Public Library is very excited to announce the addition of two limited-edition library cards for 2019. Patrons can choose from a Toy Story 4-themed card as well as “Little Red Tricycle with Fleur de Lis” by celebrated artist Vergie Banks?<http://www.vergiebanks.com/>. Both limited edition cards will be available to the public beginning September 1st (while supplies last).
Lafayette-born renowned artist Vergie Banks is known for her vibrantly colored, cubist-influenced paintings that celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Acadiana. She is perhaps best known for her Little Red Tricycle series. These paintings feature a little girl on her three-wheeler (a metaphor of one’s life’s journey) and evoke the excitement of first adventure as well as the nostalgia of childhood. Banks received an ICON Award as a 2019 Visual Artist. Her works have been acquired by university art museums, elected officials, and famous entertainers such as Roberta Flack & Cher.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit any location of the Lafayette Public Library in person or online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org<http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/>.