Library Reopens Main Branch's First Floor to the Public

The Louisville Free Public Library reopened today after more than three weeks of clean up that carted away nearly 90 dumpsters of debris following the August 4th flood. Mayor Jerry Abramson announced the reopening of the library just after noon along with library director Craig Buthod. The goal was to reopen before Labor Day. Buthod […]

Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both […]

Louisville Library Celebrates Centennial

Louisville’s Free Public Library opened its doors 100 years ago today.  WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how our expectations of the library have changed. “Where are baby’s eyes? Look, they’re open wide. Can you see those peepers peek, peering side to side,” says librarian Catherine Braganza reading to a group of toddlers during “story time’ […]