Preschool Story Times: Tuesday & Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers. Free; no registration. Location: Children’s Activity Room
Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Activity Room; free; no registration
This program is for babies and toddlers and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Gail.
Music & Fun with Miss Gail
Wednesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:00; Walnut Room, 2nd floor; free; no registration. Please bring a towel or mat.
***The library will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. (Fourth of July holiday)***
July events that are not part of the Summer Reading Club programs
Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, July 27th: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Walnut & Elm Rooms
Register between Friday, July 12th and Friday, July 26th
Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older who are reading.
Summer Reading Club: “A Universe of Stories”
Reminder: Children enrolled in the summer reading club are encouraged to read and collect their prizes during July. (The last date to register is July 14th.) Children may collect prizes until Saturday, August 10th. Come to the library soon for the best selection of prizes.
Special Summer Reading Programs in July
Notes: All programs begin at 2 p.m. and end at 3 p.m., except for the Lego Builders Club sessions.
All programs except the nature walk at Celery Bog will be held in the Walnut & Elm Rooms, located on the 2nd floor of the library.
All children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Programs are free and do not require registration.
Wednesday, July 3: No Program (July 4th holiday break)
SATURDAY, JULY 6: “Creatures from the Bog.” Hike through Celery Bog and learn about the creatures who live there. Tour Lily Nature Center with members of the Engage Nature organization. If it rains, we will remain in the Lily Center and play nature games. Please wear appropriate clothing for a hike! Meet at the entrance to the Lilly Nature Center @ 2:00. The entrance to the road leading to the center’s parking lot is at 1620 Lindberg Road. Program time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10: Craft Day: “Night Creatures”
SATURDAY, JULY 13: Lego Builders Club (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 17: “Art + Science = Fun”: Make straw-powered rockets
SATURDAY, JULY 20: “Lunar Landing Day” with Matt Gerberich, aerospace engineer. Learn about the first lunar landing. Make a craft with Brittany Gerberich and the children’s department staff.
Wednesday, July 24: Messy Art Day. Wear old clothes. We will be using paint. Bring a rock, if you would like to make a “moon rock.”
SATURDAY, JULY 27: No summer reading program
Wednesday, July 31: Lego Builders Club (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
The children’s department staff extend their thanks to the following sponsors of our summer reading program: Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, Applebee’s, Arni’s, Arrowhead Bowl, Coldstone Creamery, Insomnia Cookies, MGC Gymnastics, Penguin Random House, and Subway. Thanks for another summer of encouraging the children of our community to read and have fun during their vacation. Thanks, too, to all the students who volunteer in the children’s department during the summer.