Reading to the Cats & Dogs

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Saturday, February 28:  2 to 3 p.m.

Elm Room

There are still spaces available for children ages 4 and older to read to the Caring Paws cats and dogs.  Please call the library or stop by the children's department to make a reservation for your child. 

Select a book at the library or bring a favorite from home to read to these certified, friendly, therapy animals, who love to listen to kids read!

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration!


Come Celebrate the

Magic of Reading

With Pi Beta Phi

Sunday, March 1st

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to join the West Lafayette Public Library and the ladies of Pi Beta Phi to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with

face painting, reading, games, & snacks!


No registration!

Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children's eBooks

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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.

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