Lego Builders Club

Saturday, January 11th: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children in preschool through grade 6 are invited to build with the library’s collection of Lego bricks. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun!
Please note: Children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Walking

Dates: January 30th, February 6th, 13th, 20th

10:30am to 11:30am

Walnut and Elm Rooms

Come inside from the cold to exercise in a safe indoor environment.

We’ll be walking along to exercise DVDs. Walking only, no stairs!

Exercises are suitable for all ages and all activity levels.

For more information, call 765-743-2261 or email

STEAM Programs for 4th – 6th Grade

Free Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math programs for students enrolled in grades 4-6.
Please register for each program with a valid email address.
All programs are 4:30 – 5:45 in the Elm Room. Please arrive on time!
For more information contact

Spring Programs

Tech Take-Apart Day
Go wild (safely) disassembling household electronics! Thank you to Oscar Winski for their generous loan of materials.
Note: We will be working with machines and potentially encountering sharp parts! Please ensure that your child is able to work independently under supervision and can follow safety instructions, including the handling of basic tools, before registration.

Homemade Lightning
Learn how to use static electricity in interesting ways!

Morse Code
Make a circuit that can be used to communicate in Morse code!

Exploring Sound
Design a musical instrument and learn the science behind sound.

Find out more about our tiny flying friends and construct your own bat wing.

Winter Reading Club

The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to launch our 2019 Winter Reading Club!

Log your minutes in ReaderZone to earn prizes and beat the winter blahs! All ages can participate, and one lucky individual from each age group will win a $50 Amazon gift card!

This year’s Winter Reading Club will last from December 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020. Only reading done between these dates will count to your program minutes.

To register:

1. Download the Reader Zone app or visit

2. Sign up for a free account (or log in, if you’ve participated through Reader Zone before)
FAMILIES: If you wish to record for children and yourself on one account, be sure to register as a Parent. This will give you the ability to register multiple persons to one account.

3. Enter our unique program code: wlpl

4. Choose which age group you fit into. You may only participate in ONE age group!
Children (infants-6th grade)
Teens (7th grade-12th grade)
Adults (18+ years old)

5. As you read each day, log into Reader Zone and record your minutes read!


Read 20 hours (1200 minutes) and choose a bookmark prize.
Read 50 hours (3000 minutes) and can choose a small prize.

Visit the Circulation Desk to claim your prize as you reach the goals. 

You may only earn each prize once.

Prizes may be claimed through February 8th, 2020.

Grand Prizes:

All participants can earn entries into our end-of-program contest just by recording minutes read! 

One child, one teen, and one adult will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card as a grand prize.

Children – earn 1 entry after every 30 minutes read
Teens/Adults – earn 1 entry after every 60 minutes read

Winners will be announced at the Winter Reading Club party on Saturday, February 8th. (You do not need to be present to win.)

More details to come on our Winter Reading Club Party: Saturday, February 8th, 2020!

January Children’s Department News

Weekly Programs:
Lap Sit for babies and 1 year old children
Mondays at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to very easy stories and learning songs with Miss Gail. Free; no registration.
Location: Children’s Activity Room.

Time for Twos
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Miss Gail is leading a new story time for children who are 2 years old. It includes stories, songs, and a simple craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration.
Location: Children’s Activity Room.
Note – There will be no session on January 23, as the library will be not be open until noon.

Music & Fun for children ages 2 and older
Wednesdays at 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 2 and older and their parents or caregivers are invited to sing and dance with Miss Gail. Free; no registration
Location: Walnut Room, 2nd floor of the library

Preschool Story & Crafts for children ages 3 and older
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Story & craft times are for children ages 3 and older and their families or caregivers. Free; no registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Children’s Activity Room

Please check the library’s web site for closings and changes in the hours the library is open during inclement weather.

Winter Reading Club for Everyone
December 1 – January 31
The Winter Reading Club is returning to the WLPL!
All ages of readers and listeners, infants through adults, are encouraged to register and record their reading activity during December and January. Participation is done fully online through the ReaderZone app or website (use code: wlpl).
Participants are entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card and are also invited to attend the end-of-program party on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
For more details, call the library at 765-743-2261, or email librarian Ashley Meyer at after December 1.

Special Programs for Families

Lego Builders Club
Saturday, January 11th : 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children ages 2 through 12 are invited to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks and Duplo blocks. Children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Come and build and make new friends. No registration or fee.

Events on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20th
“Reading to the Kids!”
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children of all ages and their families or caregivers are invited to listen to stories and make a simple craft. Free; no registration. Children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Every child age 12 and younger who attends the “Reading to the Kids!” program will receive a free book!

Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, January 25th: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Room

For children ages 4 and older. Dogs from Caring Paws will be waiting and eager to listen to children read stories to them.
Registration required by Friday, January 24th at the children’s desk or by phone. Registration will begin on January 13th.

Save the Date!

Valentine’s Day Crafts
Saturday, February 1st: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children of all ages and their families or caregivers are invited to make cards and decorations for Valentine’s Day. Children who are 8 years old and younger must have an adult stay with them.
Free; no registration