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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.

Susan Sisco Honored with Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award


Chelko award-winner Susan Sisco with Andrew Mangels

Reception Desk volunteer Susan Sisco was honored with the Myrna Chelko Volunteer Award at the library's 2018 Volunteer Recognition event in March.

A volunteer since 2005, Susan is known as the friendly face and cheery hello that greet all who enter the library during her shifts. Not only does she work for one full shift per week, she also shares a shift with another volunteer. Susan is also the go-to substitute because she's always willing to fill in for other Reception Desk volunteers when they are unable to come in. Besides all of this, she's become a friend to the library’s patrons, who track her many knitting projects and receive the benefit of her reading knowledge. Many even bring her yarn, books and vegetables from their gardens, and ask for her when she's not at the Reception Desk. You would be hard pressed to find a better first impression of the library than the one Susan makes!

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.