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Portables Fashion Show

Portables fashion with Rebecca Anne and Alisa

Portables Gift Shop invites you to a Fashion Show on Sunday, November 12 from 1:30 to 3:00pm in the Porter Room. We will showcase ready-to-wear women's clothing and unique jewelry collections— all available right here at Portables Gift Shop!

Please register online, at any service desk or by phone 440-250-5460 and be entered into a prize drawing!

October Half-Price Sale at the Book Nook!

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Everything is HALF-PRICE during the entire month of October in the Book Nook! Stock up on vacation reading, get a head start on stocking stuffers, or just treat yourself to a new-to-you book, audiobook or video.

Looking for Crafty People to Create Trees & Wreaths!


Are you one of those marvelous crafty people? Are you someone who is already counting down the days to Christmas? Do you enjoy supporting a good cause like the Friends of Porter Public Library? If you answered "Yes!" to any or all of those questions, consider picking up a miniature tree or 24-inch wreath at the library beginning October 15.

The artificial trees and wreaths are given out with no decorations. We are asking the borrowers to return fully-decorated trees and wreaths on or before Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 (borrowers donate the trimmings) as part of the Friends' holiday silent auction fundraiser.

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.