Submit your favorite picture (family, friends, selfie) with a local bear to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to enter to win two tickets to TASTE of Tippecanoe.IMG 1545 Please include your name, preferred contact information, and a caption for the picture (optional) with your photo submission. Photos will be posted on the J&C Facebook page, the picture with the most likes wins!

For your photo-taking, memory-making, 
award-wining convenience, the Library is hosting "Carol & The Twins," the Reading Counts bear family, on the Library plaza along Northwestern Ave.


You have four chances to win! 


Winners will be announced: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Photos must be sumbitted by the following dates to be eligable: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10

Offcial contest rules: http://on.jconline.com/1KErJMe





Nick's Picks on WBAA

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


Purdue currently has a "Dean of Students," as many colleges do. But in the early part of the 20th Century, it had a "Dean of Women" – a position held, in succession, by several women who shaped both the job and the way female students were seen at the school.

That position is the subject of Angie Klink's book "The Dean's Bible," which itself is the subject of this week's book review by West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel. 

                                                                  Dean s Bible

                                                                                                Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website.  

Library Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Please call the Library if you have any questions.

2015 Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer

Adult and Teen Summer Reading Program 2015

May 26 to July 31 

Sign up here


Join us for programming and fun throughout June and July!

Read and Participate for a chance to win great prizes!



WALLA & Friends Present a 2011 Bird Watching Comedy



Monday, June 8 at 6:45 p.m.

at the West Lafayette Public Library

100 minutes, PG

Three men find that they have come to a turning point. Stu (Steve Martin) faces a late-life crisis, Kenny (Owen Wilson) is in the grip of a midlife crisis, and Brad (Jack Black) is wallowing in a no-life crisis. Determined to kick-start their stagnant lives, Stu, Kenny and Brad decide to enter a prestigious birding contest. During the course of one calendar year, the three friendly rivals criss-cross North America in a quest to count more species of birds than anyone else. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.