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Come to the Friends' Annual Book Sale!

Image of Porter J. Mouse with all of the books he bought from the Friends' Annual Sale!The 2018 Annual Book Sale

Friends' Preview Night
Wednesday, January 31, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Only for Members of Friends – Memberships Available at the Door!
New this year! A Select Book Room will be open on Wednesday only

Regular Sale Days
Thursday, February 1, 9:30am-8:00pm
Friday, February
2, 9:30am-5:00pm

Half-Price Sale
Saturday, February
3, 9:30am-3:00pm

$2 Bag Sale
Sunday, February 4, 1:15pm-4:00pm

Special priced books will not be available at the Bag Sale.

Three Rooms Filled With Books!

Sunday Sounds: 4 To Go Band

4 To Go Band

Join us for the first Sunday Sounds of the new year on January 21, 2018 at 2:00-3:00pm in the Porter Room!

The 4 To Go Band sings and plays songs from artists with the west coast sound, including CSN&Y, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobies, The Grateful Dead, James Taylor and many others. The band members Ed Gallagher, Dale Work, Shawn Easley, and Rick First “love libraries” and will perform a special concert dedicated to the Westlake Porter Public Library.

Jim Hajek Receives Myrna Chelko Award

Chelko Award winner 2017 Jim Hajek

Congratulations to Jim Hajek, our 2017 Myrna Chelko Award winner!

Jim began volunteering in 2003 and has amassed over 1,400 hours of volunteer time. He has been integral to the Friends of the Library’s Annual Book Sale for several years now. Not only has Jim hauled thousands of book from storage areas to the sale rooms, he has also spent many hours price checking special books, which are sold on Ebay or in the Book Sale at special prices, garnering thousands of dollars more in revenue for the Friends. His efforts have been invaluable to both the Friends and the Library. Thank you, Jim!

Hilliard Flower Box Planting

Hilliard Flower Box 2016

Friends members (pictured from left to right) Alice Lang, Jim Hajek, Barb Hajek and Nancy Shaw pose with their beautiful handiwork at the flower box on Hilliard Boulevard on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

The Porter Library flower boxes on Hilliard Boulevard are planted and maintained every year by the volunteers of the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library.

Library Receives $100,000 Gift from Friends

Friends and New Storytime area

The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library announced it gave over $100,000 to the library in 2015. The organization’s members raised the funds through used book sales, the library gift shop, a trees & wreaths silent auction, and an annual book sale. The group also donated thousands of volunteer hours throughout the year.

Westlake Porter Public Library used a majority of the gift for building renovations and updates in 2015-2016. The remaining funds went towards providing all of the library’s programming, such as Science Week, National Library Week, and the adult & youth Summer Reading programs.