Libraries Transform: The Library Transforms for You

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In 2014 Westlake voters passed the library’s five-year operating levy with 70% approval. This was a strong signal that continuing education, life-long learning and human connections are critical components of our community. The library’s strengths lie in rich and diverse collection of materials, a place for people to meet and share ideas and information, and an expert staff to assist with your information needs.

For instance, did you know:

  • Over one million items are checked out annually from Porter Public Library. Some of those items are for pure recreational purposes and many others are used in the pursuit of knowledge and learning. The library provides access to nearly a quarter of million items in house and millions more through SearchOhio and OhioLINK.
  • Over two thousand meetings and programs are held each year. The list of these events, all of which are open to the public, is astonishing: service organizations like Kiwanis, self-improvement through Toastmasters, Alzheimer’s Association, Music Therapy and More, homeowners’ associations, Garden Club and so many more. Each one of these programs has the power to transform through networking and the transfer of information
  • Porter Library is very fortunate to have library staff that specialize in Business, Local History, Current Topics, STEM, Young Adults, Early Literacy and Special Needs resources. Much as you would not leave on a big trip without a map or GPS, our library staff is available to serve as a guide through the ever expanding size of the information highway.
  • Libraries have always served as the premier access to information and, with the availability of high speed Internet connections, WiFi, physical materials and community meeting space and expert library staff, will continue to do so. This is bolstered by the fact we had over 450,000 visits to the library in 2015.

I sincerely thank you for your continued support and recognition of the importance of a public library in our community.