Young Adults

WHILE WE’RE CLOSED…

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!

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.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Join our Remind to get event updates and sign-up reminders (must be 13)!

Programs in the works to bust your quarantine boredom. Writing! Crafts! Book groups! Zombies! Get in touch and tell us what you’d like to see.

Stay connected with each other and with the library through Zoom! Click on our calendar to see all upcoming events and instructions for attending. Installing Zoom before your first meetup may help you join us faster.

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

When joining the group, you are expected to behave with respect toward one another and the space, just as though we were all in-person at the library or School Media Center. Violations could lead to the discontinuation of the programs.

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

General Volunteer Opportunities
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 create media and outreach. Limited opportunities may be available throughout the school year and over school breaks. Contact aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions!

Be a STEAM Mentor!
Grade range: 9-12 (or homeschool equivalent)
Students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 can become volunteer STEAM Mentors and assist in planning and presenting programs for grades 4-6 with the Teen Librarian and STEAM Library Assistant. Volunteers in this program need to love trying new things, work well on a team, and be able to serve as a positive role model. This is a stepping stone to an opportunity for the STEAM Library Assistant position and looks great on applications.

Time commitment: STEAM Mentors help with an after-school youth program twice per month for about two hours (4 hours or less per month) and attend 2-3 planning sessions each semester. Generous snacks provided.

Mentors are expected to attend at least 50% of all meetings and events.

We will re-open this opportunity in August 2020. Until then, any questions can be directed to aschoolman@wlaf.lib.in.us
APPLY HERE