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!




Visit our electronic branch at the Indiana Digital  Download Center, iddc.lib.overdrive.com This collection of online digital content is easily accessed with your Library card and password. (if you need help call the library 765-743-2261.)

If West Lafayette Public Library is not your home public library, click here to see if YOUR public library is a member of the Indiana Digital Download Center  If your home library is a member you too can access this growing collection of Ebooks!

(Your home library must be member of the Digital Download Center Consortium for you to checkout Ebooks from the West Lafayette Public Library - not all Evergreen Indiana libraries are members of the Digital Download Center Consortium.  Click here to see other Ebook consortiums your home public library may be a part of - if your home library is listed you can checkout Ebooks from that consortium.)

Tippecanoe County Public Library is also in an OverDrive consortium but we felt that it would give our patrons, including our reciprocal borrowers, access to more materials if we joined seperate Indiana OverDrive consortium.

Download the Overdrive app here for iPhone®, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD

Having trouble with your device? Overdrive help has FAQs, tutorials and other resources.


Other Download sources:

Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

archive.org The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


View ebooks for ekids at TumbleBooks TumbleBook anim2 238x60

snatchabook page


Special Story Time & Craft

Sunday, September 24

Children’s Activity Room
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Listen to stories about books and libraries.
Make and illustrate a small book.

This program is for all children and their families.
Free; no registration


Check the adult webpage for information about a visit by author Joe Barry Carroll,

book signing, and book making activity for adults and children ages 8

and older on the same day in the Walnut & Elm rooms.


Comics Handbill.Final BIG READ


Join us for a special COMICS WORKSHOP!


Featuring a discussion of Station Eleven, this year’s BIG READ!

 This free, 3 part, hands-on workshop will introduce “comics” as a genre, medium, and critical field of study.
As we consider the unique role that comics and graphic novels play as cultural items,
participants will produce their own comic pages.
When: October 11, 12, 13;      5:30-6:45pm     *A new topic each night
Where: West Lafayette Public Library 


Pre-registration is recommened by not required; click here 


“Because survival is insufficient.” Now, when support for the humanities is more important than ever, this motto (From Station Eleven by way of Star Trek) seems appropriate in and out of the world Mandel has created.

The English Department and West Lafayette Public Library present our first annual “Big Read,” a celebration designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers. 

The "Big Read" book for 2017-2018 is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

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