Westlake Porter Public Library offers a variety of tools and programs to improve access for our community. Programs are developed for children with disabilities or possible neurodivergence.
We know visiting the library can be a challenge for families. Here is a social story to read with your child about visiting us and a social story about what to expect at Adapted Storytime!
We are pleased to partner with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a Library Facilitator location. WPPL thanks the CCBDD for their grant to accomplish a year of inclusive programming.
Do you need larger text or greater contrast when using the library catalog? Look for the Accessibility Mode icon in the top right corner. This simplified version of the catalog includes all of the links and content from the regular catalog with additional links to quickly move around the page. Use Ctrl and + (plus) keys (command and + on Mac) to increase the text size even more. Tap or click on the Main Menu icon and choose Disable Accessibility Mode to return to the regular format.
The box contains a few tools such as noise-canceling headphones, a wobble seat, a weighted pad, foam roller, fidget toys and bubble timers that may be used by any patron in the building to help ensure a successful visit to the library.
If you find you or your child are struggling during a visit to the library, pick up the Break Box in the Youth Services Department!
Christopher models items from the Sensory Break Box.
Westlake Porter Public Library is Sensory Inclusive™ certified by KultureCity®. All staff members receive ongoing training to welcome anyone with sensory differences to the library.
In addition, we have Sensory Bags designed to help sensory needs in both adults and children available for checkout. The bags are filled with items that can help lessen sensory overload and also engage.
|Call or email your librarians!|
|Databases and websites especially for students|
|Information for people with disabilites and their caregivers|
|Get ready to read with your library!|
|Children ages 4 and under and in grades K-4 build good reading habits, have fun and earn prizes.|
|A page for kids and parents to find out what's going on at the library|
|Request an assortment of items to pick-up at the drive-up window.|
Volunteer opportunities within the Youth Services Department are available for those ages 14+ with developmental or intellectual disabilities. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, download an application and return it to the library.
For more information contact the Disability Resources Librarian at (440) 250-5471.