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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, February 16th: 2 to 3 p.m.

There are a few spaces available to read to the dogs. If you are interested in reading to a friendly therapy pet, please contact the children's department of the library.

Registration is required by Friday, February 15, at 5:00.

With help from our amazing part-time teen STEM Assistants and volunteers we are able to offer STEAM programming again this spring, now especially for 4-6 grades! Registration links for the programs will be posted here as they open. Email Teen Librarian Ashley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Tues, Feb 25 - Stop Motion Animation REGISTER HERE
Create simple stop-motion animations with your device from home or our equipment.

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West Lafayette Public Library
Children’s Department News – February 2019

Weekly Programs

Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the children’s activity room. This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Gail.

 Music & Fun with Miss Gail on Wednesdays. For children ages 2 and older and their parents or caregivers. Time: 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place: Walnut Room, second floor of the library. Please bring a towel or a mat. Free; no registration


*****Please check the library’s website for library closings and the status of programs during inclement weather.*****

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Special Programs for Children & their Families or Caregivers

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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, February 2nd

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and make new friends! Structures will be on display for three weeks in cases near the children’s area and the elevator.

 dog with blue hat

Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, February 16th: 2 to 3 p.m.

Walnut & Elm Rooms

Register by Friday, February 15.

          Therapy dogs and their partners from Therapy Dogs International will be at the library to listen to children read to them. Children may bring books from home or choose some at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older.
Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.


Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration
Saturday, February 23rd

Walnut & Elm Rooms
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (“Drop-in” for as long as you like.)
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday @ the library. The event is for children of all ages who enjoy Dr. Seuss’s many stories. There will be a story corner, crafts, games, and a snack. Children who are 8 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free. No registration.