Job Posting: Shelver, Part Time (15-20 hrs. per week)


  •  Sort, shelve, and shift books and other materials accurately according to library classification systems (alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric)

  • Bend, stoop, move heavy carts and lift up to 40 lbs.

  • Retrieve books and materials from local drop boxes

  • Provide polite, accurate service to Library patrons

  • Other tasks as assigned

  • A valid driver’s license and background check is required


Send resume and cover letter to Ruth Cushman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


May 8, at 6:45pm

In the Elm and Walnut Rooms

101 Minutes, PG-13

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


nickwbaaBOOK THIEVES: The Nazi looting of Europe's libraries and the race to return a literary inheritance

The thousands of book burnings during the 1930's sponsored by Nazi Germany were among the most significant acts of censorship by a government to date and, our author tells us, an ongoing effort by the regime to destroy exisiting Western cultural life and a failed paralell attempt to develop a Nazi centered culture with print as a cornerstone. This week's feature follows historians and librarians as they try to piece together the routes surviving books have taken, highlighting the families that receive books belonging to relatives who survive. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

                                                the book thieves


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. 

You will also find Little Free Libraries in Tapawingo Park, Cumberland Park, along Kalberer Road (west of Yeager Road), and near the Community Gardens (west of Salisbury Street). Our thanks to the Lafayette Rotary Club for their building and West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department for their installation of these Little Free Libraries.

The Little Free Libraries are stocked by both the West Lafayette Public Library and by residents of the neighborhoods the little free libraries serve.

Please use and enjoy these West Lafayette Library services!  You're welcome to "take a book, leave a book" at any of the little free libraries.

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


The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!

The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.


How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download limit of three downloads (songs) per week. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.

  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!

  • Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (on the "see all genres" page) and the genre lists (menu bar). Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.

To access Freegal, go to and enter in your Library card number and password. *Please contact the Library if you require assistance.