Creativity Lab

What is the Creativity Lab?

The Creativity Lab is an art and creative space for individual or group exploration. Library users can drop in to work on their projects anytime the library is open. Larger projects may request a room reservation.

The Creativity Lab is the only space within the library for crafting and using the Library of Things items. You must be ages 13 and older to utilize the lab.

The Creativity Lab and many Library of Things items are made possible thanks to the generosity of Jean Sullivan.

Room Use

  • Operating hours: Library opening – 15 minutes before closing. Room closures will be posted.
  • Some equipment may cause injury. Users are responsible for operating equipment safely and appropriately.
  • Leave no trace: you are responsible for cleaning your work area.
  • Respect communal supplies. Take only what you need and leave all tools in good condition.
  • Report any problems with equipment or supplies to staff.
  • You must have a valid West Lafayette Public Library card to use the Library of Things collection equipment. These items can be checked out.
  • This space is not reservable unless by approval of Library staff. To reserve this space for a group project or event, please visit our Meeting Rooms page.

Available Supplies

We provide tools and supplies to help you create and learn! Specialty paper, paints and brushes, markers, colored pencils, yarn, crochet and knitting needles, modeling pieces, collage materials, and more are all available. Tools like scissors, hole punches, stencils, and rulers are also part of the room, as well as books for inspiration and instruction.

Library of Things

Did you know you can check out a sewing machine, a light table, a clamp-on magnifier, and more from our Library of Things? To browse the Library of Things, visit our catalog, or look for the display stand in the Lounge.

Programs and Events

There are no upcoming events as of now.

Artists – host a workshop with us!

Have an idea for a program or workshop? Learn how you can lead an event for the Library.

Have any questions? We are happy to address them! Contact or call us at (765) 743-2261.