2018 Summer Reading Program June 1-August 1 Libraries Rock!

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Ice Cream Social

Monday, July 30, 6‑8 pm

Join the Friends of the Library for their annual ice cream and family entertainment extravaganza!

musical instruments and booksJoin us for this year's Adult Summer Reading Program!

How to Play:

First, register here to get started!

Then, for every book or eBook you read, audiobook you listen to, WPPL program you attend, and (this year only!) music album you listen to, fill out an entry to win one of our weekly prizes, and your choice of three grand prizes.

Entry forms can be accessed online or picked up and returned at the Ask Us Desk.


Grand Prizes

Choose which Summer Reading Grand Prize you want to go for! The more you enter, the better your chances, or try your luck at each one.

Music Box Supper Club

Enjoy an evening of good food and music at the Music Box Supper Club! Voted Best Live Music Venue in 2017, The Music Box offers two stages and a perfect mix of national touring musicians and local talent from a variety of genres! ($100 value)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Libraries Rock! Come and enjoy the music of Rock and Roll, from its humble beginnings all the way to the 2018 inductees! This prize is redeemable for admission into the Rock Hall, as well as at the gift shop and restaurants. ($100 value)

Cleveland Orchestra

Enjoy some classical music courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra! Includes a certificate good for two lawn seats at Blossom and a certificate for two seats at Severance Hall. Enjoy the orchestra now and enjoy it again later! (approx. $100 value)

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Summer Library Challenge for Grades 1 through 12

How It Works ...

Pick up your Summer Reading Log at the Youth Services desk. The log will have boxes featuring a selection of activities, including reading. For each activity that you complete, check off or color in that box. There are 24 activities total but you DO NOT need to complete them all to earn a prize!

  • After you’ve completed 10 activities, come in for your first prize.
  • After you’ve filled in 20 boxes, come in for your final prize and to enter the Grand Prize raffle.

guitar amplifier and booksPrizes ...

Rewards will be available starting Friday, June 15. Sorry, no sooner!

The last day to collect prizes is Wednesday, August 1. Grand Prize winners will be pulled Thursday, August 2.

Even More Ways to Get Grand Prize Entries ...

For every 2 hours you read after you've completed your 20 activities, you'll get another Grand Prize entry slip.

Good to Know ...

Every little bit counts! None of your reading, listening, or watching needs to be done in one sitting. So if you read 15 minutes a day, it'll soon add up to an hour!

"Reading" includes fiction, non-fiction, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and graphic novels.

Programs for Kids

teens with books and headphones

Check out some great programs for kids this summer on our events calendar, including crafts, magic, games and more!

Summer Brain Games

For kids entering grades 1-4
Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm
June 19-July 17

Keep up your skills during summer vacation! Drop in each week for grade-appropriate educational games and activities. Teen volunteers and staff from the Westlake City Schools will be on hand to assist. Parents of children under age 9 are required to remain in the library. No registration required.

Teen Programs

Join us for some great programs for teens, including Anime Club, Breakout: Back to the Future, Hogwarts Summer School, and more!


Teen Crafts

Thursdays June 14-July 26
2:00-3:30 pm
Grades 7-12. No registration required.

Stop by the Teen Room Thursday afternoons for a variety of drop-in crafts.

Read On! guitars, books and flames

To those who are about to read ... we salute you!

Sharing stories and fun with your child help instill a love of learning that can last a lifetime.

Early Literacy Skills

Pick up a Summer Reading Log at the Youth Services desk and complete the recommended activities with your child to help develop early literacy skills!

If you complete all 20 activities by August 1, you will earn a book courtesy of the Friends of Porter Public Library.

guitar, books, stars and music

We'll have fun events for every age all summer long! Check out some of the highlights here and check our event calendar for more.

Summer Reading prizes provided by...
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