Children’s Department Activities – February, 2018

West Lafayette Public Library

Children’s Department News – February 2018

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

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

Lap Sit: Mondays: 10:30 & 11:15 a.m. 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.

*****Please check the Library’s website for closings during inclement weather.*****

Special Programs for Children & their Families or Caregivers

Lego Builders Club

Saturday, February 10th

NEW TIME: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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.

Reading to the Dogs!

Saturday, February 17th

2 – 3 p.m.

Walnut & Elm Rooms

Registration required by Friday, February 16.

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 24th

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (“Drop-in” for as long as you like.)

Walnut & Elm Rooms

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, and a snack. Children who are 8 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free. No registration.

No More Overdue Fines at WLPL

Books and other items checked out from the West Lafayette Public Library will be accepted back at the West Lafayette Library with no overdue fines charged beginning January 1, 2018.

Remaining the same:

  • All checked out items will be due on their return-due date – three weeks/one week as now.
  • Materials checked out can be renewed for additional checked-out time, a practice we will continue to encourage.
  • To encourage folks to return checked out materials in a timely manner so that other patrons can check them out as well, we will continue to enforce the practice of suspending a patron’s checkout privileges if checked-out materials are overdue by more than a month or so. Once the overdue materials are returned checkout privileges will be automatically turned back on.
  • All of these changes/continued practices work with the circulation parameters of the Evergreen Indiana library consortium – the West Lafayette Public Library continues as an active member.

2018 Spring Book and Record Sale: April 20th – 25th

We are on our way to the library.

We are looking to document our 2018 Spring Book and Record Sale through a variety of arts.  If you are interested in photographing, sketching, drawing, painting, or other similar visual arts, just use the #BookSale and include a link to this page when you post on the Internet.

If you want to be added to our volunteer system, please fill out this 2-minute form.


Poster created by Friend, Shorf Afza

Join your friends, neighbors, family, and other community members on April 20th – 25th, 2018 for the Friends’ Spring Book Sale!  The Friends’ Record Sale is April 21st only.  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, April 20th  6:30pm-8pm
Full price

Record Sale Day

 Saturday, April 21st  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, April 22nd  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, April 23rd  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, April 24th  10am-8pm
$1 Bag Sale Wednesday, April 25th 10am-6pm

1,000s of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Better books section includes books from Purdue community

Spread the word!  Support the Library!  Have fun!

Lecture Series

An interesting evening of intellectual entertainment and engagement at the West Lafayette Public Library (208 W. Columbia St.) Three Purdue graduate students will be presenting their research, taking questions, and meeting with the community.

This if a free event put on by the Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library.

Doors open at 6pm. Speakers start at 6:30pm. The topics for this evening are:

Meghana Rawat: What Happens When You Cannot Hire a Communication Expert? Story of a Grassroots Social Enterprise in India

Jennifer Ptacek: Purdue Peace Project in Liberia: Promoting Peace through Performing Arts

Clinton Brown: Weight Challenges? Blame your Family

Fall Book Sale: October 13th – 17th, 2017

Book Sale Poster - Inside Library - Fall 2017

Please join us for the Friends’ Fall Book Sale October 13th – 17th, 2017!  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, October 13th  6:30pm-8pm
Full price  Saturday, October 14th  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, October 15th  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, October 16th  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, October 17th  10am-8pm

10,000+ of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Better books section includes books from Purdue community

Spread the word!  Support the Library!  Have fun!

2017 Summer Activities at the Library

Looking for something cool to do this summer?  Check out the many events at the West Lafayette Public Library (208 W Columbia St, West Lafayette, IN 47906).  Full calendar here.

Children’s

Children’s Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!
Wednesday, July 12:  Yoga for Kids & their families with certified yoga instructor Kim Fields. Bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Saturday, July 15: Butterflies, Bees, & Origami!  Make summer crafts & origami creations.
Wednesday, July 19 Dance Workshop:   Dancers from the Morton Center Dance Troupe will lead a workshop in which girls and boys will learn how to prepare their bodies to dance, learn some simple steps, and dance to the music of recent Disney movies.
Wednesday, July 26: Movie and a food craft. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Check the posters in the children’s department to learn the title of the movie.
Saturday, July 29th: Reading to the Dogs! Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms Registration required by Friday, July 28th

Other

Creative Writing Enthusiasts, first Wednesday of each month at 5pm.

Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association Film Series

Analog to Digital Demonstration, Monthly on the third Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

 

West Lafayette Musicale Announces Events for National Music Week

May 7-14 at West Lafayette Public Library

  • Sunday, May 7, 2 pm, Purdue Brass Quintet
  • Monday, May 8, 6:45 pm, Movie : “Florence Foster Jenkins” a “wanna be” opera singer, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant sponsored by WALLA and WL Library
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm, Dulcimer Gathering,
  • Thursday, May 11, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Friday, May 12, 2 pm, Hammered Dulcimer
  • Saturday, May 13, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Chorus

Thank You for Making the 2017 Spring Book Sale a Success

Thank You!

Without our volunteers (before, during and after), patrons, and customers of the 2017 Spring Book Sale, we would not have been able to raise over $7,400 for the West Lafayette Public Library.

There is still more volunteering to do and money to raise.  If you would like to get involved, please fill out our volunteer form.

Join us for our Annual 2017 Vintage Vinyl Sale on April 22nd.

Cat Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

Join us at the West Lafayette Public Library Elm Room on Sunday, March 26th from 2-3pm for the Cat Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

Please bring an item or two to help the shelter:

  • Canned cat food (pate)
  • Dry food-Purina cat/kitten chow
  • Cat litter
  • Towels/blankets
  • Paper towels

All donated supplies and money raised will be donated to Almost Home Humane Society.

Activities include:

  • A feline guest of honor
  • Door Prizes
  • Treats
  • Guest Speakers
  • Games/Crafts

Spring Book Sale: April 7th – 11th, 2017

Please join us for the Friends’ Spring Book Sale is April 7th – 11th!  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, April 7th  630pm-8pm
Full price  Saturday, April 8th  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, April 9th  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, April 10th  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, April 11th  10am-8pm

1000s of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Spread the word!