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Kids & Parents

Programs & Events for Kids
Mon, Apr 12, All day
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Wed, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom Programming 1

Wed, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Programming 1

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Zoom Programming 1
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Sun, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Zoom Programming 1
This event is full

Mon, Apr 19, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Mon, Apr 19, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Register for the Customer Appreciation Challenge

Join the Customer Appreciation Challenge and enter to win a gift card to a local business during our National Library Week celebration of our customers! Register or log in to Beanstack, or stop by in person to sign up. Check us out on social media and the events calendar for more fun!

money growing April is Financial Literacy Month

It’s always a good time to review and upgrade your financial literacy and never too early for kids to start learning. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, WPPL has put together a variety of programs for all ages to help you and your kids increase your financial knowledge.

Go to Myrna Chelko Early Literacy Initiative

WPPL is proud to offer the Myrna Chelko Early Literacy Initiative for children ages 4 and under. Participating in this initiative will help build the habits that foster early literacy development and lifelong learning. Sign up on westlakelibrary.beanstack.org today!

library shelves with books

Not sure what to read, watch, or listen to next? WPPL can help! Request a Story Stack and Youth Services staff will select a stack of books, movies, and more for your family to check out at the drive-up window. Or visit My Librarian for personalized recommendations.

Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Hoopla digital

Connect to hoopladigital.com

Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics! 

  • The loan period for eBooks, comics and audiobooks is 21 days
  • The loan period for music albums is 7 days.
  • The loan period for videos (movies and television) is 3 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 7 items per month.
    Note: WPPL has temporarily raised the limit of items per month to 50 in order to provide more content to patrons during the current coronavirus outbreak.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.

You can check out content from Hoopla Digital directly from our catalog as well.

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. Apps are also available for popular streaming platforms. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

Library card number required.

Connect to Hoopla

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Partnered with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more Kanopy provides access to thoughtful entertainment.

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Links to the apps are available on the Kanopy website.

  • To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces)
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!
  • You can stream up to 5 videos per month
  • Once you press play on a film you will have 3 days to watch it (as many times as you like)
  • Play credits will reset on the first of each month
  • To enter Kanopy Kids mode, sign into your Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” from the menu

Library card number required

Connect to Kanopy Kanopy Kids

OverDrive | The Ohio Digital Library

OverDrive Ohio Digital Library

Starting January 4, 2021 Westlake Porter Public Library has joined the Ohio Digital Library to provide eBooks and digital materials to patrons with OverDrive. WPPL cardholders will need to add the ODL as a library through overdrive.com and the Libby app using their WPPL card number. All holds made with WPPL through OverDrive were transferred.

WPPL offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos from OverDrive through The Ohio Digital Library.

You can download eBooks for a range of eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook and many others. We also offer digital audiobooks, magazines, and videos that will play on many devices. 

With the Libby app by OverDrive, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. The classic OverDrive app is recommended if you are using an older device or a Fire tablet, require the use of a screen reader, or want to view our selection of streaming videos.

You can check out eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from OverDrive directly from our catalog as well.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to OverDrive OverDrive Teens OverDrive Kids

TumbleBook Library

Connect to TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

There is more information, including a User's Guide and FAQ on TumbleBooks Library's site.

Connect to TumbleBooks Library

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Special Needs

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Special Needs

3-d printer

Technology & Services

3-d printer

Technology & Services

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

blogs on a laptop

Blogs & Newsletters

blogs on a laptop

Blogs & Newsletters