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Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. No Registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room ; NO LAPSIT Monday, July 3
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 with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration.

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*** The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th,  in observance of Independence Day. ***


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Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World!

Reminder: Children enrolled in the summer reading club are encouraged to read and collect their prizes during July. (The last day to register is July 16.) Children may collect reading club prizes until August 12. Come in soon for the best selection of prizes!


Summer Reading Program Special Events @ the WLPL - July, 2017

All programs are free.
• Programs are for all children and their families or care-givers. Children do not need to be participants in the Summer Reading Club to attend these activities.
• For more information, please check the children’s page of the web site or ask a staff member at the children’s desk the week before the event is scheduled to occur.
• All programs will be held in the Walnut & Elm Rooms (2nd floor).
Programs begin at 2 p.m. & last 1 hour unless noted by *.
• Children 8 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult.


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***No programs on July 1st or 5th – Independence Day Break***

*Saturday, July 8:           Lego Builders Club (1 to 2:30 p.m.)
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.
* Saturday, July 22:        Lego Builders Club (1 to 2:30 p.m.)
*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.

Please note: The doors to the Walnut & Elm Rooms will open at the time the program is listed to begin. If you arrive early, please go to the children’s area and explore our large collection of books and movies while you wait. Do not wait in the teen department on the second floor, as that area is reserved for teens. For safety reasons, do not wait on the stairs. Thank you!


July Events that are not part of the Summer Reading Club



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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, July 29th; Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms
Registration required by Friday, July 28th

     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.
     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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     The staff of the children’s department would like to thank all the people, organizations, and businesses who helped make our summer a success: The Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library, Nick Schenkel, Zonda Bryant, Susan Kisinger, Leah Thompson, Laverne Mikhail, Kim Fields, Applebee’s, Arni’s, Arrowhead Bowl, Cold Stone Creamery, Iana De Queiroz, Insomnia Cookies, Malone’s Gymnastics, Panda Express, Penguin Random House Publishing Company, Subway, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, and all the teen volunteers who registered children and gave them prizes in the children’s department.

     We would not be able to have such high quality programs without their help.