Find a community of readers with Get Lit Lou (short for Get Literary Louisville), the Louisville Free Public Library’s brand-new winter reading program for adults! We encourage you to “read responsibly” this holiday season, joining young people across the city to talk about books, support local businesses, and maybe have a drink or two while you’re at it.

Who: The LFPL is all about getting our awesome city to discover the many things we offer at no cost to you—books, movies, music, classes, programs, festivals, and more. But we’re also really passionate about other local organizations doing great things in Louisville, which is why Get Lit Lou is proud to partner with Heine Brothers’ CoffeeAgainst the Grain Brewery, and 502 Fit Pass.

Rules: It’s both easy and fun to be a part of Get Lit Lou! Just read any three books and attend three programs—either at the Library or at Get Lit Lou-specific programs with partners—between December 1 and February 28. Register and find details at

Prizes: Everyone who completes the program will receive a sense of pride and knowledge that they’re part of a unique group of book lovers. More tangibly, you’ll also receive a coupon sheet for prizes and discounts redeemable at our program supporters Half-Peach Bakery, Book & Music Exchange, andScarlet’s Bakery. Our additional weekly drawing prizes include:

  • Actors Theatre ticket vouchers
  • Belle of Louisville – Sightseeing Cruise for Two vouchers
  • Copper & Kings
  • Headliners Music Hall tickets
  • Louisville City FC tickets for 2017 season
  • LIBA – Swag assortment
  • Sons of the American Revolution Center – Free library admission & 2 hours with SAR Genealogist
  • Ten Pin Strike & Spare
  • Theatre 502 tickets
  • U of L Athletics – Women’s basketball tickets

Upcoming Get Lit Lou Events:

After-hours roasting & smoking event featuring Against the Grain and Heine Brothers’
Southwest Regional Library, Friday, January, 13, 6–8 p.m.
Representatives will talk about roasting and smoking malts, beans, and beers. Try some samples and chat with the experts.

Get Fit Lou
Middletown Library, Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
A full day of fitness & wellness programming, including topics like Pilates, essential oils, and an introduction to the 502 Fit Pass.

About The Nonprofit Spotlight Blog Series:
This blog series features various nonprofits each month. The post is meant to shine a spotlight on their mission and needs. Does your Nonprofit want to write a blog post? Email for details.

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