Make it your New Year’s resolution to read more books in 2013! Better yet, strive to read or listen to 100 books between January 1 and December 31, so you can become a member of the Lafayette Public Library System’s new 100 Book Club. Receive cool prizes and recognition, plus the bragging rights to say you accomplished something few others will!

The rules are simple:

Club membership is open to readers ages 6 and up.

Members must read or listen to the title themselves (children cannot count books that have been read to them).

Participants are not excluded from joining any other LPL reading programs.

You can join at any time during the year, but only titles completed before December 31 will be counted.

Each title can only be counted once per calendar year, but feel free to read your favorite book multiple times a year, anyway!

Paperbacks, hardbacks, large print, graphic novels, eBooks, audiobooks and eAudiobooks count. Magazines and comic books do not count, nor do picture books that are read by patrons over age 10.

Participants who have read 100 books in the calendar year must submit their reading logs to the library for verification. Once verified, these patrons will become Club Members and receive a 100 Book Club T-shirt,  a Seal for their library card, and an invitation to LPL’s Annual Club Member Recognition Reception.

Club Members are members for life. However, prizes will only be awarded in the year in which 100 books have been read. Members are allowed to reach the 100-book goal (and receive prizes) in multiple years.

Patrons can sign up at any Lafayette Public Library location or on the website beginning January 1, 2013. Those who sign up will receive a personal reading log. Take the pledge to read 100 books in 2013!

For more information, contact Emma Guillory at the Lafayette Public Library  (337) 261-5763 or via email at