The Library will be CLOSED Friday, May 6th

Dist 2 closed

Thank you!

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Thank you for a fun and successful Spring Book Fair!

And thank you for celebrating National Record Store Day with us

and for your support of our annual LP Record Sale.

All were big successes because of our Library's many friends and patrons.

A 2011 Film About Nostalgia in Paris


parisMonday, May 9 at 6:45 p.m.

at the West Lafayette Public Library

100 minutes, PG-13

 Sponsored by WALLA & the Library

Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams), he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange -- yet familiar -- revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.

Nick's Picks on WBAA

Nick on WBAAINDIANA STATE PARKS: A Bicentennial Celebration

While the entire state of Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday, the establishment of Indiana's state parks is having it's 100th anniversary in 2016. The 24 parks around the state have been commemorated by Matt Williams, who has captured the beauty and wonder of each unique location. With historical narrations and explanations of what each park has to offer, Hoosiers now have a breathtaking guide to the state's wilderness.                                 WL Library Director Nick Schenkel's review.Indiana state parks


NO DREAM IS TOO HIGH: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon

A book written by the second man on the moon would be expected to encapsulate that incredible experience and give detail as to the space mission itself. Buzz Aldrin though, a man described as quirky, hilarious, and very witty, decided instead to incorporate that story into a large memoir and life guide for readers. Filled with life lessons on how to be happy, pursue the biggest dreams, and enjoy every moment of life, No Dream Is Too High brings the thrill of Apollo to the newest generation.

Nick Schenkel, Director of the West Lafayette Public Library has the review

Buzz Aldrin no dream is too high

Little Free Libraries and Book Drops

LFL Lincoln Park -small installation day 8 21 2015  


The West Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce the opening of a neighborhood Little Free Library and a walk-up library book return box in both Lommel Park and Lincoln Park (seen in the photo above) in West Lafayette.

Working with the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department, with funding from North Central Health Services (NCHS), the West Lafayette Library is expanding the network of library service points in West Lafayette.

The book drops and the little free libraries are now available for use in both parks.  Please use and enjoy these new West Lafayette Library services!  

Read more about the Library’s book drops and little free libraries here.