Young Adults

Upcoming Programs

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


After-school Gaming
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
3:30 – 5:00 (Drop-in anytime)

Games, snacks, friends! Some games provided or bring your own.

Creatives Call-out
1st and 3rd Saturdays
12:00 – 2:00 (Drop-in anytime)

Teens who write, sketch, or create – join other creatives and be as social as you want (or don’t want) as you work on your projects. Snacks and drinks provided.

Spooky and Sweet Crafts
Saturday, Oct 1
2:30 – 3:30 (Please arrive at start time)

Make wool felted eyeballs, glowing mummy hands, mini jack-o-lanterns, and more decor galore!

Saturday, Oct 15
2:30 – 4:30 (Please arrive at start time)

They’re creepy, they’re cuddly, they aren’t of this world. Play Dr. Frankenstein and breathe life into a monster.

Ghosts of North Central Indiana
Friday, Oct 21
6:00 – 8:00

Learn first-hand about the hauntings and legends from Purdue, Battle Ground, and even Indiana Beach from the authors of Haunted Lafayette.

Creativity Lab Arts Workshop for Teens and Adults – Mixed Media
Sunday, Oct 23  3:30 – 5:00

Explore storytelling and myth through mixed media collage with artist Bekki Canine.

Volunteering at the Library

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 use your artistic talents.

NOTE: As of 9/9/22 we are only accepting new volunteers for Reading Buddies. If you are interested in volunteering in the future, please read more below.

Learn more about volunteering at the library.

Using the library

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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!

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Indiana Digital Library (Libby app)
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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.

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

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