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!

STEAM Programs for 4th – 6th Grade

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math programs for students enrolled in grades 4-6. Some programs may require registration.
All programs are 4:30 – 5:45 in the Walnut Room. Please arrive on time!
For more information contact

Dec 3
Slime Time
Perennially popular polymer program!

Spring schedule will be posted here soon!

Past Programs

Build a Mini Rube Goldberg Machine
Engineer a wacky chain reaction to free a hexbug from its corral.

Nov 7
Escape the Room!
Crack the codes and find the combinations to get that final prize unlocked!


Throughout fall 2019, West Lafayette Public Library will be offering opportunities for teens, pre-teens, and recent grads to talk face-to-face with professionals from exciting careers and amazing workplaces around northern and central Indiana.

Spring events
Careers in Computing
Careers in Natural Resources


Saturday, September 7: Careers in Medicine and Health Sciences
Join us in the Elm Room at 2:00 pm for a moderated panel discussion, audience Q&A, and refreshments.
Payton Revolt, MPH – Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist
Edith Tseng – Medical Scientist
Dr. Eric Nauman – Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences
Whitney Rios Kasper – Speech Language Pathologist

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Crime Scene
Do you love true crime? Binge on police procedurals and crime podcasts? Want to learn how to solve a cold case? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes at the scene of the crime! Mark your calendars now for this awesome, gruesome, event.

Participating Organizations:
IN Dept. of Homeland Security Search and Rescue
Purdue Chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield
Tippecanoe County Coroner
Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department
Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service
University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center
West Lafayette Police Department

Download our poster!

Girls Who Code Starts Sept 10!

Girls Who Code is a project-based coding club where girls work together to develop an app or web-based solution to address a problem they see in their community. Our club will meet weekly for about 15 weeks and is free to join, but enrollment is required. Visit Girls Who Code HQ for more information and to enroll in club IN18715.
Email with questions.

Who: Girls enrolled in grades 6-12
When: Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 starting September 10
Where: WLPL DigMe Lab
How: Enroll in club IN18715 at

View the Club information flyer