Young Adults

Upcoming Programs

Bike Skills Workshop

July 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at McCormick Woods
Sick of that squeaky chain? Wonder why your tire is always flat? And just how flat is too flat? Get ready for fun on two wheels with our bike skills workshop! Bike mechanics from Virtuous Cycles will teach you how to do repairs and basic maintenance to keep your bike running smoothly. Plus, learn advanced cycling skills and hear about opportunities for new bike leagues and clubs happening now!
Bring your own bike and/or all your bike-related questions.
Open to riders entering grades 6 -12.

Sign-up here
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About McCormick Woods (McCormick and Cherry, West Lafayette)


During the Library’s renovation, many programs are being held in other locations. Details and locations are subject to change. Register in advance to receive up-to-the-minute notifications about program details.

Tales & Tales Book Tasting     June 9th     3:00pm     WLPL Teen Room
So many books, so little time. Explore the library in a whole new way and try a little bit of everything on the menu!

Community Pet Zine    June 16th – July 31
Wax poetic, draw, photograph, or otherwise create a celebration of your pet or favorite animal.
Submissions will be published in our end-of-summer zine. What’s a zine???

Growing Greens     June 23rd     3:00pm     Lommel Park (tent.)
Paint a pot and plant catnip, cat grass, or kitchen herbs.

Fuse bead keychains    June 30th – July 6th     Pick up a kit at WLPL Main Library
Create your favorite cryptid or a cute animal friend in fuse bead keychain form.

Magnetic Bookmark    July 7th – July 13th     Pick up a kit at WLPL Main Library
Make a handy magnetic bookmark for your current read.

Upcycled Pet Toys   July 14th     3:00pm     Lincoln Park
Make fun toys for your dog or cat using reused household materials.

Pocket Sloth    July 21st – July 27th     Pick up a kit at WLPL Main Library
Didn’t know you needed a pocket sloth, did you? Pick up a kit and take home your new friend.

Gravity Art   July 28th     3:00pm  Tapawingo Park (tent)
Catapults, bubbles, paint, and the force of gravity. 

Using the library

Evergreen Indiana
Use our catalog to search West Lafayette Public Library and the entire Evergreen Indiana library consortium. Log in to your account to place holds for pickup!

E-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, TV, movies, and music! Get 10 checkouts per month from WLPL, plus Bonus Borrows that don’t count toward your limit.

Indiana Digital Download Center (aka Overdrive or Libby)
Use the Overdrive or Libby app to browse and use these e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines. Login using your library card number and PIN.

Award Winners List
Need to read an award-winning book? Use this list to quickly find and request books in Evergreen that have received Alex, Rosewater, Printz, Odyssey, Stonewall, Morris, and other awards, arranged by award and year.

Request an e-book or audiobook!
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, fill out this form and we’ll help you get it!

Ask Rose
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12

Purdue OWL
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab is here to help you with all your writing questions!

A collection of online academic databases, test prep materials, career info, and more! Find Rosetta Stone and Learning Express career and test prep center here.


Teen Library Volunteer Application
Library Photo Waiver

Earn service hours, gain work experience, and have fun volunteering at West Lafayette Public Library in the YA/Teen department! As a volunteer you might keep our Teen area sparkling and organized, help recommend books to other readers, assist with programs, or be artistic. The time commitment can be as little as 2 hours each month up to 2 hours per week, depending on library needs and personal schedules.

Volunteers need:

  • To be punctual and committed
  • To be willing to work with others
  • To like learning new things
  • To be currently enrolled in 7th – 12th grade (or homeschool equivalent)

Contact with questions