Young Adults

2021-22 Teen Library Assistant position currently open. Download the application form.
This position closes June 15, 2021. Contact Ashley or your school’s WBL Instructor for more details.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS 2021

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    wlaf.lib.in.us/teens
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???
SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE

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

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 (tent.)
Make fun toys for your dog or cat using reused household materials.
REGISTER HERE

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  WLPL Outdoors
Catapults, bubbles, paint, and the force of gravity. 
REGISTER HERE


Summer Book Discussion

When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult edition) by Patrisse Cullors & asha bandele
Adapted for younger audiences, this bestselling work by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors explores the author’s upbringing and influences and the larger civil rights movement still taking place today. School Library Journal says, “This book is more than the origin story of BLM and more than Khan-Cullors’s revolutionary journey. She creates space for difficult thoughts and conversations to begin.” Open to readers entering grades 7 -12.
Meets July 20 and 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 at Purdue Black Cultural Center
REGISTER HERE


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!

Hoopla
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!

INSPIRE
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.


VOLUNTEER WITH US!

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 aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions