Dear Community,

We did it! Lafayette Community M.I.Brary launched on Monday, July 2, 2018. 19 musical instruments are housed at the Clifton Chenier Center branch of the Lafayette Public Library. Within days of the launch, nearly all instruments were checked out!

We are already looking at adding more instruments to the collection, and we’ve managed to collect more donations since launch, including a keyboard, a guitar amp, a mandolin, and money. 

Words can’t express how thankful I am for 24 Hour Citizen Project. Without the event, I may never have come up with this idea. Now, I’m hoping that together with the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Public Library, we’ll produce future Grammy winners!


Dr. Ryan Cazares