West Lafayette Public Library Foundation

Cultivating a community of readers and strengthening our Library is what our Library Foundation does so well – thanks to your ongoing support.


“The purpose for which the Foundation is organized is to promote, aid, and encourage Library purposes, activities, and endeavors of every kind and description for the West Lafayette Public Library.”

Foundation Board members

President: Eric Lin
Vice President:  Linda Eales
Secretary: Shelley Lowenberg-DeBoer
Treasurer: Nick Schenkel
Members: Ann Fields Monical, Jean Sullivan, Marra Honeywell


Donations to the West Lafayette Public Library Foundation immediately impact the Library’s programs, services, and collections. They are invested in the Library’s sustainability for future generations of Library users in our community.

  • Memorial gifts can be made to the Foundation in honor of treasured members of family, friends, community
  • End-of-year donations can be made to the Foundation for the annual fund which supports the Library’s collection building and programs through matching grants and special requests
  • Donations to the Foundation can be earmarked to one of our special project funds: children and youth, music and the arts, outreach services, periodicals/magazines


We are committed to financially supporting the Library in its efforts to serve our community of readers through dynamic programs and innovative services. By providing funding for the Library’s major goals and aspirations, we can help ensure its continued growth. The Library Foundation has given support for:

  • programs in partnership with other community organizations
  • outreach services for all ages–from preschool visits to senior living communities
  • resource sharing as an active member of Evergreen Indiana, a consortium of over 120 public libraries sharing books, music, and ideas
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) programming and collections, including the Creativity Lab and Library of Things


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