On January 17, 2017 The Lafayette Public Library joined Prospector through the Flatirons Consortium, a consortium of libraries in the northern front range. Lafayette was originally founded in 1888 by Mary Miller. She and her husband Lafayette Miller moved to Lafayette to farm land. Coal was eventually discovered on this land and Mary designated a portion of this land to the town which she named Lafayette after her husband. Lafayette quickly became part of the coal mining boom and by 1914 it had two banks, four hotels and brick works.
Today Lafayette is a bustling city that has experienced a steady growth in population over the last two decades. It is home of the oatmeal Festival. peach Festival, wine Festival and Lafayette Days. The main high school is Centaurus and has an enrollment of about 1,000 students. Peak to Peak charter school is also an alternative K-12 school in Lafayette. The library provides an array of book clubs, story hours and special programming. To learn more about Lafayette Public Library see: http://www.cityoflafayette.com/945/Library