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 aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us

Spring Programs

JANUARY 16
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.
REGISTER HERE

FEBRUARY 6
Homemade Lightning
Learn how to use static electricity in interesting ways!
REGISTER HERE

MARCH 5
Morse Code
Make a circuit that can be used to communicate in Morse code!
REGISTRATION OPENS FEB 1

APRIL 2
Exploring Sound
Design a musical instrument and learn the science behind sound.
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1

MAY 7
Bats!
Find out more about our tiny flying friends and construct your own bat wing.
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1

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 www.readerzone.com.

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!

Prizes:

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!