Containing two floors of books, a reading garden with swing seats and lounge chairs as well as an outdoor plaza for community events the Lafayette Library is one of those places that makes you feel good about being alive. It's not just because it contains vast amounts of knowledge but also due to its calming atmosphere which helps us learn more effectively. For example, students at Contra Costa College get study rooms here in order to take care of their assignments without any distractions from others or themselves so they can focus better.
Located in downtown Lafayette, this library was built after years passed since their last public learning center had been opened making residents unhappy wanting easier access to information for them and their kids who need help studying all sorts of subjects like math, science, and other subjects.
The Lafayette Library is a public facility that relies on the help of both taxpayers and private donors to maintain its budget. In 2017, 52% of their annual budget was funded by donations from supporters like you!
People often ask "Is the library paid for with taxpayer money?" The answer partly depends on how one defines taxes: City residents pay for some hours while Contra Costa county pays others; whereas locals make up about 50-52% of our yearly operating costs through contributions made either directly or indirectly through sponsorships.