End of Summer contest 2014

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Summer Reading Club: Fizz, Boom, Read!


Important announcement for families!


     The last day to enter the “End of Summer “ contest is almost here!

Children who are enrolled in the club should bring their reading records to the library, collect prizes, and enter the contest by 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24!   (Note – The library will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, because of a staff meeting in the morning.)

If you miss the deadline, children may continue to collect reading club prizes until August 9.

Winners of the contest will be notified by e-mail or phone, if no e-mail address is available.


Reading to the cat and dogs on July 26, 2014


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Reading to the Cat and Dogs!

Saturday, July 26: 2 to 3 p.m.

Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children who are 4 and older are invited to read to the therapy cat and dogs provided by Caring Paws. Registration is required by July 25



Public piano July 2014 number 1  Come on over and tickle our ivories!  The Library is hosting a public piano Friday July 11 through Sunday July 27, part of the TMTA "pianos4all" summer program. Available 24/7 on the Library's Northwestern Avenue plaza the piano can be played by anyone while it visits the Library.  Learn more at the West Lafayette Public Arts Team or the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association!

Children's eBooks

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More ebooks for kids at http://www.storylineonline.net/

Ongoing Children's Programs


Learn more about "Reading to the Dogs" - The next Reading to the Dogs or Reading to the Cat & Dogs programs will be:  Saturday, June 7: 2 to 3 p.m.  There will be no program in May or August.  Registration is always required by the day before the reading session.

Lapsit for babies & toddlers who are too young to sit quietly for the regular story time and their parents or other caregivers.  Mondays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am in the Children's Program Room. Lead by Volunteer Amanda Barche Lindberg from Ivy Tech. This is a good opportunity for families to make new friends and have fun at the library.

Story time is held each Tuesday at 10:30 am, Thursday at 4:00 pm, and Friday at 10:30 am in the Children's Program Room. Come and listen to Miss Linda read stories and help children create a craft. Parents and caregivers are expected to attend with their children. Programs are designed for 2 to 5 year olds, but older children are welcome to attend. 

Many other special programs are held throughout the year.

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