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The following City facilities remain closed until further notice: Library, Recreation & Senior Center, Historical Museum, Arts Center and City Services. City Hall will reopen with limited hours starting June 2nd. For more information, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

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The following free resources are available to Louisville residents. Some resources require a library card from the Louisville Public Library. If you don't have a library card, you can get an ecard online.

Follow the City's social media accounts for the latest updates: City Facebook, Library Facebook, Recreation & Senior Center Facebook, and Historical Museum Instagram.

Free Webinar: Spring Backyard Compost Workshop - April 23 

Backyard composting is an effective way to reduce household carbon footprints and provide quality compost for use in gardens. Attend this free online workshop Master Composter Melanie Nehls Burowon on April 23 at 6 pm to learn how to start and maintain a highly efficient backyard compost system. Registration required. 

Online Fitness Classes

Recreation & Senior Center instructors are hosting daily live fitness classes through Zoom. With Zumba, yoga, spin, and more, you can join your favorite instructors or try something new. Visit the FitZone for the weekly schedule and class links.

*NEW* Sports Action tutorials with Coach Jesse

Visit the Recreation & Senior Center's YouTube Channel to brush up on your sports skills with these short videos from Coach Jesse. Perfect for some backyard family fun. Topics include baseball/softball, track & field, basketball, and more.

The New York Times Online

Access the New York Times Online through the Louisville Public Library and catch up on the latest news, commentary, and reviews.

Mango Language Courses

Through the Louisville Public Library, Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish, and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the Library, remotely, or on-the-go with mobile apps.

This service requires a library card from the Louisville Public Library. You can get an ecard online.

*NEW* Ancestry.com

The Library Edition of Ancestry.com is now free for you at home! Access genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, using the U.S. Census 1790-1940, Immigration, Military and Birth/Marriage/Death Records. To find out how to get started with your research, check out this video by the Louisville Public Library.

Creativebug

Creativebug is an online resource filled with thousands of art and craft classes, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

This service requires a library card from the Louisville Public Library. You can get an ecard online.

Borrow eBooks with Libby

Download the Libby app and start reading library books on your phone or eReader.

This service requires a library card from the Louisville Public Library. You can get an ecard online.

Story Time with the Louisville Public Library

The Youth Services department has created a new Story Time Community Resource web-page, to connect with our story time families while the library is closed. Online Story Times are available through the Library's Youtube Channel.

Ask a Librarian

Need some research assistance? Have a genealogy question?  Maybe you need help with your resume, or finding resources for your lesson plan? Whatever your research needs, our librarians are here to help. Send them an email at ref_desk@louisvilleco.gov.

More great Library resources from the Louisville Public Library

The Louisville Public Library has many more free resources available for everyone of all ages. Visit their website for more details, follow them on Facebook for daily updates, and check out their new Youtube Channel for online Story Times as well as how-to videos to illustrate many of the online resources and services the library offers, including how to get a library eCard and download ebooks and eAudiobooks.

Sustainability At Home

Our Sustainability Specialist Katie Baum has created a collection of great online sustainability resources for you to use at home. Check out the Do-It-Yourself Home Energy AuditFamily Backyard Nature Challenges, and more. It's a great way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which takes place this month.

Museum Virtual Tours

Check out the Historical Museum’s virtual exhibits, Lost Louisville and Louisville's Italian Heritage. Visit Programs and Exhibits and scroll until you see "Exhibits".

Share your story with the Historical Museum

The Historical Museum wants to hear your experiences and responses to COVID-19 in order tell our story to future generations. They've put together a toolkit for all ages, which can be used as a contribution to historical record, as prompts for a journal, as an educational activity for children and students, as a family history record, and as topics for discussion around the family dinner table. 

For kids, there's also a Historian for a Day Kit.

*NEW* Self-guided tours of Louisville

Check out the Historical Museum’s self-guided tours of Louisville, including a tour of the 12 Louisville buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Programs and Exhibits and scroll until you see "Walking & Driving Tours".

Trail Map app

Louisville's playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities remain closed, but our parks and open space are still open. Download the Trail Map app to plan your walk or run and get alerts about trail closures. Please remember to respect the trail etiquette and rules that keep us safe and protect our wildlife and plants. 

Community Resources

We've compiled a list of resources relating to housing, financial assistance, Senior Meals, mental health, and more. Visit Community Resources for details.

Senior Resources

The Recreation & Senior Center have compiled a list of resources for our senior community.