2018 Summer Reading Program June 1-August 1

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U.S. flag and sparklerThe library will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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League Park and Cleveland Sports History

For more than half a century, League Park, at the corner of East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, was the center of the Cleveland sports scene and one of sports' most important venues. Come listen to local author Vince Guerrieri talk about the storied home of the Cleveland Spiders, Indians, Buckeyes, and more on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM.

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

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June Half-Price Sale at the Book Nook!

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Everything is HALF-PRICE during the entire month of June in the Book Nook! Stock up on summer reading for the beach, campground or stay-cation, videos and audiobooks for rainy days or road trips, or just treat yourself to a new-to-you book, audiobook or video.

Ohio Author Project Contest

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Ohio Author Project, in partnership with Library Journal and SELF-e, wants to find the best self-published book in the state of Ohio!

This year's contest kicked off on April 1, 2018, and submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2018. Submit your work to indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/ohio.

4th of July Parade!

We invite you to walk with us in Westlake's Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4 at 9:15am.

WPPL staff, patrons and friends marching in 2017 Westlake Memorial Day Parade

Please register online to receive a free WPPL t-shirt (while sizes and supplies last), courtesy of the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library.

Researching Your Roots

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Learn to research your family tree with Ancestry.com and other online resources. Join us Saturday, July 7 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Bring names and dates of your known relatives.

Register online, call 440-250-5462 or stop by any public service desk to sign up.

Join Us for Storytime This Summer!

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We love to read stories with the littlest rock n’ rollers! Join us this summer for stories, rhymes, activities and more.

  • Lapsit Storytime for ages birth-24 months with a caregiver on Tuesdays from 9:30-10 AM until July 10.
  • Toddler Storytime for ages 2 to 3-1/2 with a caregiver on Tuesdays from 10:15-10:45 AM until July 10.
  • Preschool Storytime for ages 3-1/2 to 5 with a caregiver on Wednesdays from 1-1:30 PM until July 11.

We’ll have some special storytimes, too.

"The Making of Superman"

"The Making of a Superman" is a video in which Westlake resident Mel Maurer describes how he made the Superman figure that flew above the lobby of the Westlake Porter Public Library for National Free Comic Book Day 2018 and for the month of May.

Superman was joined by the Hulk, Batman, Spongebob, a Minion, Lucy, Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Meet Libby from OverDrive!

Meet Libby the one-tap reading app from your library

Meet Libby, a new app built with heart for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed by our friends at OverDrive to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Thank You, Westlake!

Thank you, Westlake, for voting YES on Issue 6, the Library's renewal levy!

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SearchOhio and OhioLINK Grow

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Westlake Porter Public Library patrons will now have access to an additional 2.5 million items through SearchOhio and OhioLINK.

Clark County Public Library and the Central Library Consortium, made up of the Columbus Metropolitan Library System and 13 other Columbus-area libraries, have joined SearchOhio/OhioLINK.

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