Summer 2016 - Lafayette Connection Newsletter

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Library to Expand Offerings Through Regional Consortium

In September, the Lafayette Public Library will join the Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and Louisville libraries as a member of the Flatirons Library Consortium. Membership in this regional system of library resources will provide Lafayette cardholders with many additional benefits, including a 3-4 day turn around on online catalog requests. In January 2017 patrons will have direct access to over 30 million items in the consortium-shared collection.

Melissa Hisel (left), new Library Director, demonstrates the Flatiorns Consortium online catalog to a patron.

The library will be closed September 26 and 27 to migrate to the new library catalog system. Book drops will be open, and no items will be due during the closure. The library will re-open on September 28 with expanded access to the Flatirons Library Consortium catalog. The Lafayette Library staff looks forward to providing even better service to the community through membership in the Flatirons Library Consortium.


Activate Lafayette Community Input Needed!

The City recently received an Activating Places and Spaces Grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. This grant project proposes to enhance the recently launched Walk and Wheel program by developing an interactive mobile app that will allow users to access, utilize, engage with, wayfind, socially share, and be educated on Lafayette’s public outdoor spaces, points of interest, and trails through a variety of methods.

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Initial direction was collected through a July 21 community-wide input session and discussions with city boards and commissions. If you missed the public meeting you’re encouraged to share your ideas with us through an online survey. The survey, as well as additional information, can be accessed at

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