Children's Department : JOB OPENING - High School Page


  • Sort and shelve books and other materials in the correct location of the children's department
  • Learn how to search for materials on the library's catalog and become proficient enough to teach patrons how to use the catalog computers
  • Work one weekend day, and at least one evening per week. Occasionally adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the department
  • Move tables and chairs and help prepare the children's activity room and second floor meeting rooms for programs and craft events
  • Help reorganize the meeting rooms and activity room after special programs
  • Complete a variety of tasks in the children's room in addition to sorting and shelving books, including preparation of program materials, folding fliers, and maintaining the area
  • Help with off-site events occasionally, such as The West Lafayette Farmer's Market
  • Help train and supervise teenage volunteers in such tasks as enrolling children in the summer reading club and giving club prizes to them
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Dependable – come to work on time as scheduled, ready to work
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Friendly and courteous
  • Enjoy working with children and their parents or caregivers
  • Able to work with people of various cultures and backgrounds
  • Self-starter
  • Attentive to details, especially when sorting and shelving books
  • Able to alphabetize and order numbers
  • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must be currently enrolled in local high school or school-recognized home school program
  • Must be at least 15 and able to get a work permit from school


  • Familiarity with children's books

Email resume or letter of interest to Ms. Linda Klein, West Lafayette Public Library This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winter Holidays Family Craft Day - December 5, 2015

reindeer craft

Winter Holidays Family Craft Day

Saturday, December 5th

Time:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Walnut & Elm Rooms

Bring your families to the library to make winter holiday crafts to decorate your homes. No registration. This event is for children of all ages, but an adult must stay with children who are younger than 9. Free. Choices of crafts will include stockings, poinsettias, angels, felt snowmen, Stars of David, gingerbread boys, reindeer, tissue paper wreaths, Santas, garlands, snowflakes, bells, paper Nutcracker ornaments, and felt and paper candy cane holders.

Ongoing Children's Programs


Learn more about "Reading to the Dogs" & "Reading to the Cat and Dogs" - Read the article below the monthly children's department news to learn more about these programs.  Check the monthly news to learn the date and location of the reading sessions. There are no programs in May or August.  Registration is always required by the day before the reading session.  You may register by phone or in person.

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.