"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!

Library staff smile with gratitude to the citizens of Westlake

SearchOhio and OhioLINK Grow

SearchOhio and OhioLINK logos

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.

Qello Concerts

Qello Concerts: Full-Length Concerts and Music DocumentariesIntroducing Qello Concerts: the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music!

It is the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand. With new releases every week, Qello concerts spans over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Log in at the library, on multiple devices or at home on your big screen, with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Sony, and more.

New Mobile WiFi Hotspots at WPPL!

New Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Introducing mobile WiFi Hotspots available for checkout from your library!

Mobile Hotspots provide Internet access for up to ten smartphones, tablets, and devices through the Sprint cellular network, making it handy for traveling with your family, friends, or teammates. Adults with a valid WPPL library card in good standing are eligible to check out a mobile Hotspot.

For more information about this new service or to check out a mobile Hotspot, stop by the Ask Us Desk or find it in our catalog.

Acorn TV Streaming Video

New at WPPL: Acorn TV!

Acorn TV is a streaming service that offers world-class mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Britain and beyond. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

Westlake Smiles!

Do you have a photograph of yourself, or of a loved one– living or deceased– showing a smile brought about by a special moment in time? Would you like to share that smile, along with the story behind the big smile? If so… WE WANT YOU! We are looking for photos of happy smiling residents of Westlake for a community display at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Photos can be recent or old. Copies will be made of all photos.

Smiling faces at our Renovation CelebrationExamples of photos could be:

  • Wedding day
  • New addition to the family
  • Birthday
  • Graduation
  • Family or friends picnic
  • Everyday fun in Westlake!

You can submit your photograph and submission form by either:

  1. Bringing a physical photograph to the library along with a completed submission form. We will scan your photo and give it right back to you!
  2. Attaching your photo to our online submission form below.

Questions? Email us: WestlakeSmiles@westlakelibrary.org or call 440-871-2600.

Rock 'n WOW Magic Show!

Tricky Max Rock 'n WOW Magic Show!

Tricky Max is a one-of-a-kind performer with a distinctive voice and comic energy. Join us Monday, June 25 at 7:00 PM for a magic show full of jokes, acts of astonishment, and oversized puppets to keep the laughter rolling for all ages.

FREE tickets are available at the Youth Services Desk. Limit of six tickets per adult, please.

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.