End of Summer contest 2014

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Summer Reading Club: Fizz, Boom, Read!


Important announcement for families!


     The last day to enter the “End of Summer “ contest is almost here!

Children who are enrolled in the club should bring their reading records to the library, collect prizes, and enter the contest by 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24!   (Note – The library will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, because of a staff meeting in the morning.)

If you miss the deadline, children may continue to collect reading club prizes until August 9.

Winners of the contest will be notified by e-mail or phone, if no e-mail address is available.


Reading to the cat and dogs on July 26, 2014


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Reading to the Cat and Dogs!

Saturday, July 26: 2 to 3 p.m.

Walnut & Elm Rooms

Children who are 4 and older are invited to read to the therapy cat and dogs provided by Caring Paws. Registration is required by July 25



Public piano July 2014 number 1  Come on over and tickle our ivories!  The Library is hosting a public piano Friday July 11 through Sunday July 27, part of the TMTA "pianos4all" summer program. Available 24/7 on the Library's Northwestern Avenue plaza the piano can be played by anyone while it visits the Library.  Learn more at the West Lafayette Public Arts Team or the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association!

Upcoming Computer Classes!

Leveraging the Internet for web

Registration link: http://tippecanoearts.org/workshopform.html

More information here: http://zacharybaiel.com/blog/ed/leveraging-the-internet/

Teen & Adult Summer Reading

WLPL 2014 Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program!!!!!

May 23rd to July 25th

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To Sign-up, Click on the Link Below.

Summer Reading Sign-up Form

To Log a Book Read or a Program Attended, Click on the Link Below. 

Book Read/Program Attended

Read more: Teen & Adult Summer Reading

I Didn't Know the Library had Access to THAT!

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Try our NEW online access to the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY!

A dynamic collection of Gale/Cengage ebooks featuring biographies, authors, plot summaries, technology, cultural studies, business, medicine and much much more.

Click here and use the password inspire to log on and get started......

Learn in Dig•Me

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Get Tech help here!


Tuesdays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm - Need computer, tablet, eBook help or advice? Scott Tracey will help you out.


Wednesdays - 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Mark's Mac Help: Professor Emeritus Mark Levinthal will field your Mac and iPad questions.


Don't forget to ask about Lynda.com - offering software tutorials on over 2,100 programs.


By appointment - You can stop by the information desk, call the library at 765-743-2261, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to schedule a Dig•Me help session or to reserve the room for your own use.


Click HERE for a complete (but ever-growing) list of Dig•Me services.

Dig•Me Media Center - Reserve your use now!


The Library now offers the Dig•Me Media Center with 2 computers equiped with the Adobe Creative Suite 6, MS Office 2010 and a subscription to over 1600 online software tutorials at lynda.com. The room is available for individuals and groups to work on projects, training and video conferencing.  Online Dig•Me Media Center Use Request Form You may also call the library at 765-743-2261 to request use of the Dig•Me Media Center. See the Dig•Me (lower) calendar for available times.


Click HERE for a complete (but ever-growing) list of Dig•Me services.




FREE music downloads @ WLPL


The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!

The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.


Read more: FREE music downloads @ WLPL

Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks

Looking for a good book?  Librarian Nick Schenkel has been reading and reviewing books for local radio station WBAA for over 25 years.  Here is a list of Nick’s favorites of all the books he’s read & reviewed - you may enjoy some of these too!

Read more: Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks