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.

Friends runs the Book Nook Used Book Room and Portables Gift Shop, in addition to hosting the annual Book Sale. The group sponsors Sunday Sounds and the Ice Cream Social (this year it will be July 25). Friends of WPPL is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the library by giving volunteer service and monetary contributions. Join today and be a Friend!

Photo by Jennifer Cirincione: Friends Vice President Lynn Pettyjohn and WPPL Young Adult Specialist Samantha Kretschmer invite you to visit the renovated children’s section at Westlake Porter Public Library. The renovation was partly funded by Friends of WPPL.