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Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00  

Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.

Location:  Children’s Activity Room.  No Registration.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No story times during the week of August 7th.  (Librarians’ break)

Lap Sit Program:  Monday mornings @ 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Our lap sit program is for babies, toddlers, parents, and care-givers.  Learn songs and finger plays, listen to stories, and make new friends.

Monday, August 1:  Miss Camille will lead the group.

August 8 & 15th:  No leader.  The room will be open from 10:30 to noon for an informal playgroup.

August 22 & 29:  Miss Amanda will be back!


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Summer Reading Club


Thank you for participating in our 2016 Summer Reading Club and attending our many programs.  We had lots of fun, and we hope your families did, too.

Important Reminder:

Children may collect reading club prizes until Saturday, August 13th.



***August Events for Children***



Lego Club

Saturday, August 13th:  1 to 2:30 p.m.

Walnut & Elm Rooms


Lego Club is open to children of all ages.  Come and build with the library’s Lego collectionAfter the program, children may display their creations in display cases in the library.  Children who are age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.




Family Fun Day @ the Library & Morton Center

Sunday, August 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

Minnetrista’s Jill’s Giant Adventure, One Size Fits All, magician, giant bubbles, chalk art, crafts, snacks, demonstrations at Morton Center, face painting, & a free book for every child who attends this event!

Check the web site a week befoer the event for more information.

Free; No registration


thank you


The staff of the children’s department would like to thank all the people, organizations, and businesses who helped make our summer a success:  Bess Witcosky, Kim Fields, LaVerne Mikhail, Joselyn Cooks, Nick Schenkel, Kathy Trout, Beth Will, the Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library, Applebee’s, Arni’s, Arrowhead Bowl, Cold Stone Creamery, Hot Box Pizza,  Insomnia Cookies, Malone’s Gymnastics, Miracles Fitness, Penguin Random House Publishing Company, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Subway,  West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, and all the teen volunteers who registered children and gave them prizes in the children’s department. 

We would not be able to have such high quality programs without their help.