Louisville Free Public Library
The Louisville Free Public Library’s mission is to provide the people of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jefferson County with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information. Currently serving more than 385,000 patrons, the library strives to provide and support learning services twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week through on-site, digital, and outreach programming in 18 locations. With more than 20,000 citizens served daily, LFPL’s educational services span from cradle to career and include Toyota Family Learning, 1000 Books before Kindergarten Challenge, Share 100 Stories before 4th grade, My Library University, and College and Career Connection.
LFPL strives to serve the city’s large immigrant population through conversation clubs, cultural events, and strategic partnerships. LFPL recognizes the value of high-quality out-of-school time experiences and harnessing the power of family. Through a longstanding partnership, LFPL and Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education (JCPSACE) work in tandem to provide four-component family literacy services. By leveraging resources, LFPL and JCPSACE improve school readiness for children, increase English language skills for the family, provide instruction for GED attainment, and assist parents with transitioning to employment and postsecondary opportunities.
LFPL is proud to offer Toyota Family Learning in two locations, which significantly enhances the current two-generational services provided under the partnership. By allowing families to address community issues together through Family Service Learning and build social capital through Family Mentoring, Louisville will be strengthened as families find their collective voice and engage civically in the community.