A 2007 Documentary about the French Lick Hotel


Monday, July 11 at 6:45 p.m.FL

at the West Lafayette Public Library

Sponsored by WALLA

57 minutes, Unrated


The program, which debuted March 5, 2007, traces the magnificent history of the hotel—from its days as a spa an unofficial headquarters for the National Democratic Party—to its decline after World War II—and finally to the multi-million dollar restoration that has recently been completed along with a casino, an additional golf course and full spa features. Please call or come into the Library to learn the title of this film: 765-743-2261.


State Street Walking Tour


State Street with Reds Barber Shop


State Street walking tour: SUNDAY, JULY 10 from 1 to 4 pm

State Street - the heart of old West Lafayette and the gateway to the newest of West Lafayette! 

Join us for a walk down State Street and share memories of the old days and discover more about the bright new days forecast to come soon.

Docents will be ready to talk with you at selected sites along the route.  We hope you’ll share YOUR memories of the State Street past with us too!


Nick's Picks on WBAA

Nick on WBAARIGHTFUL HERITAGE: FDR and the Land of America

As a former president, FDR is well known for navigating through the Great Depression and World War II, and helping the nation's people get back on their feet with the New Deal. But one of his most underrated features is the way he valued nature and conservation. From a childhood surrounded by wilderness to a determination to bring conservation to the forefront of the United Nations agenda, FDR loved the natural world and the wonders it held. Historian Douglas Brinkley brings this side of him to life in Rightful Heritage, and shows readers how human he really was. WL Library Director Nick Schenkel's review.

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Little Free Libraries and Book Drops

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.  Please use and enjoy these new West Lafayette Library services!  

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

FREE music downloads @ WLPL


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 https://wlaf.freegalmusic.com/ and enter in your Library card number and password. *Please contact the Library if you require assistance.