Library Foundation


Thank you everyone who attended our donor thank you reception on Friday August 2.

Music by local musician Adam Cantor and refreshments were well received.  The donor's discussion which is always part of the recption, offered the Library Foundation Board a good number of library related projects to consider for funding in the coming year.
We look forward to the 2014 Donor's Reception for which, once again, there will be no charge. All donors to the Library Foundation and their guests are invited each year to attend.

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Post Office Box 2078    West Lafayette, Indiana 47996-2078

2012 Donor Request Letter:
December, 2012

Keeping our community’s Public Library strong is a gift we give to ourselves.
We hope you will join us and make a donation to the West Lafayette Public Library Foundation as 2012 comes to a close.  
Why donate to the Library’s foundation?  Thanks to the Foundation’s donors’ generosity over the years, the Library Foundation’s investments have allowed us to:
·Donate nearly $12,000 to expand the Library’s book, audio, visual, and electronic collections this year

·Help fund Family Fun Day when we welcomed over 400 children, teens and adults to our Library this Fall

·Help fund the Library’s membership with Evergreen Indiana, bringing in thousands of books for our library
readers – of ALL ages - from the one hundred member Indiana libraries
·Continue our Foundation’s informative series of conversations with our friends and supporters
·Continue on the path to build an endowment of $1 million. The Foundation invests over $500,000!
Please consider joining us and other Foundation donors as we begin a Youth Fund to expand the Library’s promotion of early childhood literacy and reading among the youth of our community. 
This new Youth Fund, directed by the Foundation, will invest a minimum of $50,000. The interest earned 
will be used to fund special initiatives developed by the Library’s youth librarians.
Of course your support for any of our Library Foundation Funds is appreciated and welcome! Your donation will be invested wisely with the donations of others to make a concrete investment in our community library’s growth.
More and more of our neighbors and friends appreciate and depend on our Library’s services, even as public funding for those services is slow to grow.  As you, your family, friends and neighbors need the West Lafayette Public Library, the Library needs expanded funding from the Library Foundation.  
We appreciate your support of our community’s Library; please send in your contribution today:

West Lafayette Public Library Foundation, P.O. Box 2078, West Lafayette, Indiana 47996.

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West Lafayette Public Library Foundation Board Members:

Nancy Dunn, President     Susan Ulrich: Secretary     Nick Schenkel, Treasurer
Board Members:   Mark Davis     Tetia Lee      Jill May     Michael Oxenrider        Michael Logan

Donations to the West Lafayette Public Library Foundation are tax deductible under IRS ruling 501(c)(3)


Donations of books, music, movies, magazines, etc. are accepted any time during library hours. Please ask, for assistance, at the information desk, in the front of the library, when you arrive.

Other ways to support the library are available, including monetary donations and gifts.  Visit the support section of our website for more information.


Personal papers and other materials of local historical interest may be accepted for our archive.  Click here for more information if you are interested in donating items to the WLPL Archives.


Volunteering at the library is an interesting and responsible way to support your community.  Volunteers are needed in many capacities.  Shifts are usually 2 hours in length.  Applications are available at the Check out desk.  Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Volunteer Coordinator 765-743-2261 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions after reading the job descriptions.


Unpaid internships for students interested in librarianship may be available.  Please contact Erica Brown by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 765-743-2261.


Public Meeting Rooms are one of the services of the library.  Library patrons in good standing may reserve rooms.  See the Meeting Room Rules and Room Request forms for more information.

Events are color coded: GREEN are library events; BLUE are children's library events; PURPLE are community events; TEAL are Dig•Me reservations (also see Dig•Me calendar below); RED are One Great Read Events; and ORANGE are library closings.


Dig•Me Media Center Use Request Form  You may also call the library at 765-743-2261 to request the Dig•Me Media Center. See the Dig•Me calendar below for available times.

Hours and Holidays

We are open to the public:

  • Monday through Thursday* 10 am to 8 pm
  • Friday 10 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

*4th Thursday of each month    Noon to 8 pm

The Library is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day; Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; 4th of July; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas; and New Year's Eve.

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