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In conjunction with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the West Lafayette Public Library, through a grant from Duke Energy Foundation, now offers Reminisce Kits available to the community. Reminisce Kits offer older adults and their families, friends and caregivers the opportunity to initiate and share discussion on familiar subjects and experiences such as Farm Life, Seashore, Birds and more.

Through personal reminiscing, older adults with memory impairment can experience an elevated mood and a feeling of empowerment, along with the positive effects from the support and attention of a caregiver or family member.

West Lafayette Public Library’s Reminisce Kits contain multi-sensory items including a theme-based CD, books, puzzles and tactile objects to facilitate conversation and foster engagement.

Greater Lafayette community members may check out Reminisce Kits for three weeks with a current West Lafayette Public Library card.  For more information, contact the Library at (765) 743-2261. 

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA

 

nickwbaaTHE FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION OF BASEBALL

"The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" is a book about two Chinese brothers' difficulty with adapting to American life after being sent by the Emperor to learn American ways. 

Though both struggle to maintain their Chinese identities in their new home, through time and the pursuit of the new American sport of baseball, one of the brothers slowly begins to integrate into American culture.  
Written for young readers, "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" tells a story set in late 19th century Amercia that can resonate with readers of all ages today. 


West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel's review.                        forbidden temptation cover 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Overdrive service has been reinstated for reciprocal cardholders (those patrons with a blue card).

You may access the Library's Overdrive catalog by clicking the logo above or HERE.

 

 

Dan Rhodes, Manager of Government and Community Relations for the Greater Lafayette area presents a check for $8,000 to West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel.

The donation will be used to fund the purchase of children’s books for all ages and the purchase of large print books

Duke's donated funds will also support a new Library initiative that will develop Memory Kits, containing multi-sensory materials focused on reminiscing, foster engagement, and discussion between individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Beginning January 1st, 2018 the Library will no longer be charging overdue fines for any Evergreen Indiana items checked out from WLPL!

Any overdue fees prior to that date will be cut in half.