The West Lafayette Public Library will have regular open hours on Veteran's Day, November 12.

The Library is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

The Library's drop boxes at Payless West, Lommel Park and Lincoln Park are avaialble for return of library materials too.

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Children ages 6-10 are invited to enroll in the West Lafayette Public Library's FIRST LEGO League teams for the Fall of 2018! 

FLL Jr. is an elementary STEM program meant to facilitate the building of teamwork, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills at a young age. Teams work together to create a project inspired by this year's theme of Mission Moon and then present their project to a group of judges at science fair-like events called Expos.

Information about FIRST Lego League Jr. can be found here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/team-basics

Meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Fridays from Sept. 28 through Nov 16th. Attendance is required to compete as part of the team at the Expo.

For registration, more information, and who to contact with questions, please visit our registration page.

Spots on our team are limited, but the number of teams is infinite as long as there are interested adults! Consider checking out our Information Session on September 16 to see how to start your own team!

 

                       Thank you to our sponors!   West Lafayette Public Library Foundation, Tipmont REMC,                         

Lafayette Kiwanis Foundation, Breakfast Optimsit Club and Caterpillar Inc. (Lafayette)

 

 

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Do you love playing board games, making up rules for others to follow, or just making sure everyone is having a good time? Consider signing up for our fall Game Design "camps" for elementary and high school students! 

Participants will play games, build their own, and then present their games at a wrap-up party.

The 9-session program runs on Wednesdays, September 19th through November 14th. 

Elementary students ages 7-12 attend 4:30-5:45. Sign up here!

High school students ages 13-18 attend 6:00 - 7:30. Sign up here!

Because there are a limited number of spots and each session is meant to build off the last, attendees should be able to attend most sessions to get the most out of the program.

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sidebarAre you currently enrolled in high school, Ivy Tech, or Purdue and have an interest in fun, games, and STEM? Are you considering in a career in education or just like working with children and youth? Looking for an unusual and rewarding resume-builder? Consider volunteering for our fall board game design or spring computer coding programs!

Our Fall board game design camp is currently recruiting volunteers. Sessions will be on Wednesdays evenings from Sept 19 - November 14, 2018. No prior experience is required, but you must:

  • Be interested in learning new things
  • Enjoy working with kids and youth
  • Be punctual
  • Be a team player and work well with others
  • Undergo a background check

If you’re interested, please click on the appropriate link below and we will be in touch! Please let us know no later than August 30. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

I am in high school and want to assist with the elementary school STEM Club on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:45

I am a college/university student and want to assist with the teen Game Makers program on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30

Information on volunteering for the Spring programs will be available in December.

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FIRST LEGO League Jr. is an elementary STEM program meant to facilitate the building of teamwork, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills at a young age. Teams of up to six children and two adults work together to create a project inspired by the game's theme (Mission Moon in the 2018-2019 season). Projects from the area will be exhibited and presented to a group of judges at a science fair-like Expo to take place next spring. The more FLL Jr. teams in an area, the bigger and more fun the Expos! 

The West Lafayette Public Library is hosting an information session on FIRST LEGO League Jr. on September 16, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Elm Room. This information session is meant for educators, parents, scout leaders, or any adult looking to help start or volunteer with a STEM enrichment activity for ages 6 to 10. It is free and open to the public, however we encourage you to RSVP at the link below for purposes of providing enough refreshments and handouts.

Information about FIRST LEGO League Jr. can be found here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/team-basics

Please RSVP here by Friday, Sept 14.