Young Adults

2021-22 Teen Library Assistant position now open for Work-Based Learning students.
Download the application form here.

This position closes June 15, 2021. Contact Ashley or your school’s WBL Instructor for more details!

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 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!

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.


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)

Volunteer in one or more areas:

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

Gotta love books! Create ideas for new displays, help readers find their next book, or be part of our Book Selection Team!
Book Selection Team members use professional materials to create input on what the library orders next. The team meets monthly to discuss upcoming releases. Members should have an open mind and be committed to helping the library serve everyone in the community!

Get our new tabletop games ready for check out, and make suggestions for new games to buy.

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.

Help test ideas for library programs, create materials, and develop your own ideas. Perfect for creative thinkers, problem solvers, and anyone who loves planning a party!

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

Contact with questions