Books and Writing

Beanstack Library Challenges

Participate in library challenges, earn rewards and discover what your library has to offer!
WPPL offers library challenges throughout the year through Beanstack. Challenges include

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • Summer Reading Challenges for all ages
  • Winter Reading Challenge
  • ... and more!

Register once and log in again and again for different challenges. Parents can register and add all your young readers to your account.

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New York Times

Enjoy free and unlimited access to world-class journalism in The New York Times.

You will need to register an email address and password the first time you use this access. The same login information can be used for in-library and off-site access.

The first link above is for IN LIBRARY access. Register or log in when prompted.

The second link is for off-site access. Register or log in and redeem a code which is good for 3 days (72 hours) of unlimited access to and the New York Times app. After 3 days, you will need to log in and redeem another code.

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Pressbooks Public

Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library.

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Indie Ohio eBooks

Among the eBooks available on BiblioBoard Library is a collection of great reads from local authors. Check out eerie mysteries, alluring romances, reflective memoirs, local histories, fun children's books and so much more in Indie Ohio. Start reading today to find your next favorite book!

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SELF-e: Publish Your eBook

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard® that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published eBooks to eager readers looking to discover something new.

Using SELF-e, Westlake Porter Public Library will be able to take submissions from its local indie authors and make those ebooks available to any participating library across Ohio on BiblioBoard’s award-winning PatronsFirst™ platform. Libraries can make these ebooks available with no checkouts or returns and no multi-user limitations.

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BiblioBoard Library

BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows Westlake Porter Public Library to offer high-quality content to patrons on the web and on eReaders. Supporting books, articles, documents, images, audio and video, BiblioBoard Library is host to content from traditional publishers, indie authors, cultural institutions and more.

Users can access BiblioBoard Library through the library’s website or on the device of their choice, including the iPad®, iPad® mini, Kindle Fire® HD, Galaxy Tab ®, Nexus® and more.

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NoveList Plus

Looking for new reads, help with series, and book reviews? NoveList Plus provides readers with all of those things, and more: all sorts of lists, readalikes, and genre guides. NoveList Plus also provides different appeal factors for books to help you find reads that you will enjoy.

NoveList Plus is now more connected to WPPL! You can use Advanced Search to find only titles held at our library. And you can follow the Check the Library Catalog link to place a hold on titles you find.

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Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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A book-related search engine from the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Search by title, author, etc., and find information on books, reviews, etc.


American & English Literature

Includes full text of works of American and English prose, drama and poetry.

American & English Literature Poetry, drama, and prose