Young Adults

Summer Reading Program is happening now!

GETTING A VIRTUAL LIBRARY CARD

Don’t have your own West Lafayette Public Library card? We can get you a card over the phone that you can use immediately to access all our resources! Call 765-743-2261 between 10:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday to register.

FINDING THINGS TO READ, WATCH, AND LISTEN TO

The library has you covered with plenty of no-wait entertainment!

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! Create an account using your email address, library card number, and PIN to 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)
We recommend downloading the Libby app (it’s really better!) to browse and use these e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines. Login using your library card number and PIN.

TeenBookCloud
All content is free and accessible on the built-in e-reader.

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!

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

View the event description in our calendar to find registration information.

Join our Remind to have event updates and sign-up reminders come directly to you! (You must be 13 or have parent permission to participate.)

Program participants MUST be enrolled in 7th – 12th grade, or the age group noted on the event.

Please email Ashley if you have any problems connecting.


HOMEWORK, EXAM, AND CAREER HELP

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! Click on this link to find Rosetta Stone and Peterson’s exam and resume prep center.


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 creative. 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)

You can choose to volunteer in one or more areas:

SHELF SUPERVISORS
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!

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM
Create social media content for WLPL Teen accounts to let followers know about books, events, and general library fun.

BOOK BOSSES
Gotta love books! Add to or remove books from display area, create ideas for new displays, create shelftalkers, and assist with book selection.

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

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

GAMES GURUS
Package and label new tabletop games so that library patrons can check them out!

Contact aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions