Lincoln Park recently received two new additions.
The West Lafayette Public Library has placed a book return at the park. This drop box can be used to return any WLPL material. The book return is now available for use and will receive a permanent West Lafayette library sign in the near future.
Another new West Lafayette library drop box can be found at Lommel Park, located in the Barbarry Heights neighborhood. For any questions regarding the Lincoln and Lommel Park drop boxes contact the West Lafayette Public Library at 765-743-2261.
Lincoln Park also now features a Little Free Library, adding to the many already in our neighborhood and around the city. This free book exchange is available to all.
The other two in New Chauncey are on Rose St. near the Happy Hollow Park entrance and in front of New Chauncey Housing on Littleton St.
I had the pleasure of working with Purdue’s Stacy Nall and her English 108 class this past Fall and Winter. The output of this semester’s course was an interactive map titled, New Chauncey: A Historical West Lafayette Community. The students covered a wide variety of topics; CSO events to the Paula R. Woods Park to Little Free Libraries.
(this map was created in collaboration with the Stacy Nall’s 2014 Fall Semester English 108 class)
We will be posting future articles that contain the information that the students from the course researched and provided for us to use, discuss, and reference.
The students presented their map and research at the West Lafayette Public Library on December 10th.
Another wonderful example of what makes New Chauncey in West Lafayette, Indiana a incredible place to live.
Join the neighborhood and community for a tree planting at the West Lafayette Public Library.
Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.
The City of West Lafayette and the WLPL will plant a tree in honor of Helen Lillich, founder of the WL Tree Fund. Come join us at the patio area on Northwestern Avenue, near the Library’s west entrance and amphitheater.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Snacks will be provided.
A little more information about the event, from the press release provided by the city:
A Founder’s Day tree planting ceremony, in memory of West Lafayette Tree Fund founding member Helen Lillich, will take place Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 11 AM in the West Lafayette Public Library’s outdoor amphitheater area. (The ceremony will be inside the library if the weather is inclement.) The public is invited to attend. A short children’s story time, led by a West Lafayette Public Library Librarian, will follow the ceremony.
Helen Lillich formed the West Lafayette Tree Fund almost 30 years ago. She was responsible for the planting of approximately 5000 trees, lobbying for the passage of a city ordinance requiring street trees, and the beautification of Sagamore Parkway. She passed away in 2010.
Brief remarks will be made by Lynn Layden, Chair of the West Lafayette Tree Fund, and Mayor John Dennis.
The West Lafayette Tree Fund thanks GardenArt for donating the ‘Allee’ Elm tree and for providing planting services and the West Lafayette Public Library and its staff.