Play With Your Peeps!

Everyone is invited to take part in West Lafayette Public Library’s first ever Peeps Diorama Gallery! Families, friends, or individuals can create a diorama of Peeps living their lives, maybe even based on a book, movie, or current event of your choice. Bring it to the Library for our gallery and be part of a new community tradition!
Submitted dioramas will be on display for the community to admire during the month of May.

Diorama Gallery Guidelines:

  • Diorama should be made using a shoebox (or box with similar dimensions).
  • All characters must be Peeps.
  • You may use other materials for costumes, props, and scenery/set.
  • Include the title of your diorama on the front of the shoebox or on a title card.
  • Your name and contact information must be on the back.
  • Make sure your diorama is transportable and shelf-stable.

Dioramas should be brought to the library between April 26 and April 30.

Dioramas must be picked up between June 1 – 5. All remaining entries will be discarded on June 6.

Don’t know where to start? Check out the event that started it all for inspiration: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/peeps/?utm_term=.af6d04925ac5

Contact aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions.

The “Big Read” for 2018-2019

The West Lafayette Public LIbrary is glad to partner with the English Department at Purdue as we present our second annual “Big Read,” a voluntary common read program designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers.

With the help of campus and community partners, each year we select a great book, create a calendar of engaging events, and provide copies to English majors, Purdue students, local high schools, public libraries, and more. 

The “Big Read” book for 2018-2019 is The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead will be the guest speaker for our 2019 Literary Awards Banquet.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER  |  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER  |  ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER  |  ZORA NEALE HURSTON/ RICHARD WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

Visit the West Lafayette Public Library and check out a copy of “Underground Railroad”!