Interested in having fun learning about all things science, tech, and engineering? Come to after-school STEM Club for Grades 2-6! 

STEM Club will feature a different topic and related project each event. Throughout the year program participants will get to try their hands at coding, circuitry, health and human science, and much more! Program are every other Thursday from 4:30-5:45 pm. STEM Club is open to kids in Grades 2-6 (parents and younger siblings are free to explore the library during the program).

Upcoming programs:

March 29 - Forensics Fun Part 2! with guests from Purdue Chemistry  AT CAPACITY!

April 12 - TBD with guests from Purdue Engineering Academy for Kids! (Register here)

April 26 - TBD Environmental Science (Register here)

May 10 - TBD Tech take-apart (Register here)

May 24(Register here)

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.


Past Programs:

Thursday, January 18, 4:30-5:45 – Life in Space with Purdue Space Day

Thursday, Feb 1, 4:30-5:45 Aerodynamics with Purdue Orbital

Thursday, Feb 15. 4:30-5:45 Candy Chemistry

Thursday, March 1  4:30-5:45  Forensic Fun!

March 15  CANCELLED 

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Weekly Programs

Preschool Story & Craft Times
Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. Free; no registration

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Location: Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor
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. Free; no registration.

****Library closed on Sunday, April 1st****


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***Special Programs for children and their Families or Caregivers***


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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, April 7th; Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor
Registration required by Friday, April 6th

     Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older who are reading.
     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.

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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, April 14th Time: 2 to 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 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun!
   The children’s creations will be placed on display in cases on the first floor near the entrance to the children’s department for 3 weeks.

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*** Special Events for Everyone ***


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WLPL Spring Book Fair

Friday, April 20th through Wednesday, April 25th

Come to the second floor of the library and find wonderful bargains! It’s a great way to support your family’s library and add to your collection of books, movies, music and puzzles.


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Purdue Science Student Council Workshop for Children
Saturday, April 21: Children’s Activity Room
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This is a “drop-in” program. Most families stay for about 20 to 30 minutes.


*** Check this page and the adult page of the library’s web site frequently to learn if programs have been added or changed.***

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Enter a contest to win 4 tickets to the
Wizard of Oz
Presented by Purdue Convocations
Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m.
One entry per family. Entry forms are on a table next to the entrance to the children’s department.
Contest dates: April 6th to 23rd

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Purdue Science Student Council Demonstration for Children

Saturday, April 21: Children’s Activity Room

(First floor, near the Juvenile non-fiction area)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This is a “drop-in” program. Most families stay for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Focus Ages:  4 through 9

Free; no registration

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