Library Closed for Memorial Day

memorial day


Submit your favorite picture (family, friends, selfie) with a local bear to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to enter to win two tickets to TASTE of Tippecanoe.IMG 1545 Please include your name, preferred contact information, and a caption for the picture (optional) with your photo submission. Photos will be posted on the J&C Facebook page, the picture with the most likes wins!

For your photo-taking, memory-making, 
award-wining convenience, the Library is hosting "Carol & The Twins," the Reading Counts bear family, on the Library plaza along Northwestern Ave.


You have four chances to win! 


Winners will be announced: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Photos must be sumbitted by the following dates to be eligable: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10

Offcial contest rules:





Nick's Picks on WBAA

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


Purdue currently has a "Dean of Students," as many colleges do. But in the early part of the 20th Century, it had a "Dean of Women" – a position held, in succession, by several women who shaped both the job and the way female students were seen at the school.

That position is the subject of Angie Klink's book "The Dean's Bible," which itself is the subject of this week's book review by West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel. 

                                                                  Dean s Bible

                                                                                                Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website.  

Library Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Please call the library if you have any questions.

2015 Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer

Coming Soon:

Adult Summer Reading Program 2015

May 26 to July 31


Join us for programming and fun throughout June and July!

Read and Participate for a chance to win one of these great prizes:

-Gift Certificate for a Private Wine Tasting for 10 at Wildcat Creek Winery (must be 21+ years old)

-Two Tickets to the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

-$10 Greyhouse Coffee giftcard

-$10 Walmart giftcard

-1 free class from Studio Soar

- 1 pound of Coffee and a travel mug from Payless Grocery Stores