2022 Summer Reading Programs

Oceans of Possibilities

June 1st – July 31st

Dive into an Ocean of Possibilities at the Library this summer!

Use the READSquared app or site to log your reading minutes. When you’ve reached a reward visit the library to pick up your prize.


Early Literacy/Pre-K (birth to age 5)

Introducing the Early Literacy program for our youngest participants. If your child is right on the boundary of the two programs, please choose whichever you feel is a better fit. Children are welcome in one or the other program, but not both simultaneously. Track the time your child listens to books. Log their minutes, keep going as the minutes become hours. We have a prize for them for 5 hours (300 minutes) of reading/listening and another at 10 hours (600 minutes). Participants earn digital badges at READsquared immediately upon completion. Come in to the library to pick up their prizes. Prizes will be available from June 13 to July 31. Join us for storytimes and fun events with special visitors throughout the summer.

Children (grades K-6)

Track reading and listening time. Log your minutes, keep going as the minutes become hours. We have a prize for you for 5 hours (300 minutes) of reading and another at 10 hours (600 minutes) of reading. Earn digital badges at READsquared immediately upon completion. Come in to the library to pick up your prizes. Prizes will be available from June 13 to July 31. Too easy? Submit a book review and try a mission. We’d love for you to read with us all summer long! Book suggestions will be offered at every Wednesday Workshop session with an option for K-3 and another for kids grades 4-6.


Teen (entering grades 7-12)

Log your minutes read on the READSquared platform to dive deeper and earn prizes. Rewards on sign-up, at 600 minutes, and at 1,200 minutes of logged reading time. Attend Wednesday programs for a chance to earn a gift card, and come by on Friday afternoons for teen-only time in our new Creative Lab.

Download the teen program booklet.


Adult (age 18+)

Summer Reading is not just for kids! Adults (18 and older) are welcome to sign up for the Adult program. Record your minutes and earn prizes. Parents – you can record the minutes read to your children, too! Don’t forget to join us for weekly adults-only programs each Tuesday night.

Download the adult program list.

Virtual Book Club

We are pleased to announce another session of the Virtual Book Club especially for kids in grades 4-6. The V.B.C. will meet every other week on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 3:30 PM beginning August 24 until November 30 for a total of 8 meetings. Students will read one book a month (4 total). The titles are:

  1. Punished by David Lubar
  2. The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander
  3. Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It by Sundee Tucker Frazier
  4. Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm

On the non-book weeks, we’ll examine poetry, plays, or another type of literature.

The first 10 students to register will receive a free copy of the books if they or their parent/guardian have a library card with the West Lafayette Public Library. If they are not one of the first 10 registered, participants may borrow a copy of the books through the library if they have a WLPL library card, or they may obtain a copy through a third-party seller.

Each participant will receive a binder with additional materials that will be available for pick-up beginning August 1.

Find the registration form here: https://forms.gle/EnAht3b3zwHQrnMs5

Children’s Programs Wednesdays

We are excited to share books and songs with you and your little one at our new temporary program space – The Bean in Margerum City Hall. Every Wednesday join Miss Melissa for stories and Miss Gail for music. These programs are free, no registration required and best suited for children 5 and under.

WEDNESDAYS NOW THROUGH MARCH 9.

SEE YOU IN OUR BRAND NEW ACTIVITY ROOM IN APRIL!

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