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Weekly Programs

Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15
          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. Come and listen to stories read by Miss Linda or Miss Amanda. Make a craft, too.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
         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.
          Miss Gail will be our new lap sit leader. She will be on vacation July 2, so there will be an informal play group in the activity room on that day. She will return for the July 9th lap sit sessions.

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


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Summer Reading Club: Reading Takes You Everywhere!

          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 15th.) Children may collect reading club prizes until August 11th. Come in soon for the best selection of prizes!


July Events that are not part of the Summer Reading Club

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Reading to the Dogs!

Saturday, July 28th; Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms

Registration (required) begins on July 2 and ends on Friday, July 27th.

          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, Columbia Park Zoo Mobile staff, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Melissa Gallant, Leah Thompson, Laverne Mikhail, Kim Fields, Applebee’s, Arni’s Pizza, Arrowhead Bowl, Cold Stone Creamery, Insomnia Cookies, Malone’s Gymnastics, McDonald’s, 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.

Summer Reading Program Special Events for Children & Their Families
@ the West Lafayette Public Library, July 2018

All programs are free and begin at 2 p.m. They last until 3:00, unless indicated on the list. They do not require registration.
• 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 library’s web site or ask a staff member at the Children’s Desk a few days before the event is scheduled to occur.
• Programs will be held in the Walnut & Elm Rooms (2nd floor), unless noted.
• Children 8 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

***No program on Wednesday, July 4th – Independence Day Holiday***

SATURDAY, JULY 7           Science Fun (Drop-in program; Children’s Activity Room)

Wednesday, July 11           Yoga for Kids & their families with Kim Fields, certified yoga instructor.  (Note: bring a towel or                                             yoga mat.)

SATURDAY, JULY 14         Lego Builders Club (2 to 3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 18           Movie and a snack. Check posters in the library or call the children’s desk for the name of the                                             movie after July 7.  Time: 2 to 4 p.m. (Approximate ending time for the movie)
                                           Bring your own beverage, please.

SATURDAY, JULY 21         Messy Art Day. Wear old clothes!

Wednesday, July 25           Lego Builders Club (2 to 3:30 p.m.)

*****For SAFETY REASONS: Families should wait quietly in the children’s area of the library until the programs begin. Please do not wait ouside the meeting rooms, in the teen area, or on the stairs. Thank you. *****