Friends' Annual Ice Cream Social

A happy family enjoying Mitchell's ice cream at the Ice Cream Social 2016Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library invites you to their Annual Ice Cream Social featuring Mitchell's HomeMade Ice Cream, on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the library. The Ice Cream Social is the culminating event to celebrate the end of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream Sundaes will be sold for $1! Come dance to The Big Daddies Band or relax while listening to guitarist Pete Cavano. Join the Cake and Cookie Walk for just 50¢! Shop all day at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale and the Everything All-Day Half-Price Sale at our used book store, the Book Nook.

Photo of the Portables Gift Shop at WPPLShop four days—Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 from 9-5, Sunday, July 30 from 1:00-4:30 PM, and Monday July 31 from 9AM-8PM—at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale. The gift shop is run by Friends and can be visited online at All proceeds go to the library and the shop is staffed by volunteers.

Photo of the Book Nook used book store operated by the Friends of WPPLShop two days—Saturday, July 29 from 10AM-2PM and Monday, July 31 from 10AM-8PM—at the Book Nook where there will be THOUSANDS of HALF PRICED books, movies, and more for sale. The Book Nook is a used book room run by Friends that sells the library withdrawn books and media, as well as items that the public donates. This is a great time to stock up on summer reading and to get a deal on books and media. Where else can you buy a current DVD for $1 or a complete audiobook for 50¢? We have an especially large selection of children's non-fiction books.

Of course, Mitchell's Ice Cream will be serving sundaes from a tent in the parking lot from 6-8 PM. Popular flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, and, special to the library, Porter Peppermint Patty! Friends of WPPL subsidizes the cost of the sundaes so the public pays only $1.

Make sure the kids take a turn at the Cake & Cookie Walk –a 50¢ round might win you one of our delicious cookie and cake choices. We'll also have face painting for kids!

Friends of WPPL looks forward to your attendance at this fun, annual community event! Parking is available at the library and across the street at the post office. Happy Summer!

For more information, contact Friends Vice-President Lynn Pettyjohn at