More Spring STEAM – Drop-in Coding Club

Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Purdue’s Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) students and a grant from Tipmont REMC, we will be offering a weekly drop-in Coding Club Feb 19 – April 23 for any students currently in grades 4-12 or homeschool equivalent. Each week is an opportunity to dip your toe into a new project or continue to increase your skills under the guidance of Purdue Computer Science student!

Our final sessions for this school year are approaching! Sign up ahead of time or drop-in that day:
April 16 sign-up
April 23 sign-up (last session)

Please email for questions.

Children’s Department Newsletter – April 2019

Weekly Programs

Preschool Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays & Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays @ 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor. Free; no registration

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Location: Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Gail. No registration; free.
There will be NO lap sit on April 22.

Music & Fun with Miss Gail
Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

For children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Walnut Room, second floor, unless noted on this site
Please bring a towel or mat. Free; no registration

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21st.

***Special Programs for children and their Families or Caregivers***

Lego Builders Club
Saturday, April 13th: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children in preschool through grade 6 are invited to build with the library’s collect of Duplos and Lego blocks. Please note: Children ages 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration. Come and build and have fun!
The children’s creations will be placed on display in cases on the first floor near the entrance to the children’s department for three weeks.

Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, April 27th: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor
Registration required by Friday, April 26th

This program is presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Children ages 4 and older are invited to read to a therapy dog. They should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library.
Visitors who are interested in meeting the therapy dogs and their partners are welcome to come at 3:00, so that the readers are not disturbed.

***Special Events for Everyone***

WLPL Spring Book Sale
Friday, March 29th through Wednesday, April 3rd

Visit the second floor of the library and find wonderful bargains! It’s a great way to support your library and add to your collection of books, movies, music and puzzles.

The Bag Sale will be held from April 1 to April 3.

Save the Dates!

Summer Reading Club for 2019: “A Universe of Stories”
Opening Day: Monday, May 20
Register: May 20th to July 14th

Read: May 20th to July 31st
Collect Prizes: June 3rd to August 10th

The children’s department invites all children ages 1 to 12 to participate in the 2019 summer reading club and attend our many programs. The reading club is for readers and for young children who listen to stories read by their parents or other adults. Children who complete the reading/listening requirements will receive coupons for local businesses, a toy, and a book. Please note: Children who will be entering 7th grade in August may select to join the children’s reading club or the teen reading club. Check the teen website for information about the teen reading club after May 1.

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:

Contact with questions.