Young Adults

Work in the Teen Department

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 Teen Department Library Assistant position. The description and application forms are linked below. Please contact the library with any questions.
UPDATE: This position is open until filled.

2022-23 Teen Department Library Assistant
Application Form

Upcoming Programs

All programs open only to library patrons in 7th – 12th grades. Some programs may require advance registration. Please arrive at the program start time unless noted as a drop-in event!

Meet the Silhouette Cameo
Friday, May 20
3:30 – 5:45

Get an introduction to our new Silhouette Cameo and make a papercut bookmark!

Wax-resist fabric dying
Saturday, May 28
2:00 – 4:00

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)

Children’s Summer Reading Program 2022
Must be entering 8th grade to apply.
Volunteer from June 1 – July 31. Help young SRP participants sign up for summer reading, log their minutes, and get prizes! You can also assist with preparing for and running programs and other events.
Volunteers must commit to attending a training session and volunteering for two hours per week. Apply before May 25, 2022!

Be a general volunteer, or focus on one or more volunteer areas:

Help the library keep shelves looking great by shelfreading, shifting, dusting, and looking for damaged and duplicate books. Great for anyone who likes a quiet task and is good at detail!.

Create social media content for WLPL accounts to let followers know about books and events.

Must love to read! Add to or remove books from display area; create ideas for new displays; create shelftalkers, and assist with book selection.

Help test ideas for library programs, create materials, and develop your own ideas. Perfect for creative thinkers and problem solvers.

Artists and crafters – make the space look great! The library provides the supplies and you let your talents shine.

Package and label new tabletop games, STEAM kits, and Library of Things items so that library patrons can check them out.

Contact with questions

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 Library (Libby app)
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!

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