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Kids & Parents

Programs & Events for Kids
Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Friends Pavilion
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology Training Lab

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Friends Pavilion

Fri, Jul 19, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Storytime Room

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Porter Room

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Craft Room

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room

Mon, Jul 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Tue, Jul 23, 9:30am - 9:50am
Storytime Room

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Storytime Room

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Pavilion

Wed, Jul 24, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Storytime Room

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology Training Lab

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Storytime Room

Go to the Westlake Porter Public Library Summer Library Challenge page

Summer Library Challenge: June 1-August 1

Read or listen to books and complete activities for a chance to earn prizes! For library lovers of all ages. Register and track your reading online with Beanstack or visit our Ask Us or Youth Services desks to register in person.

New mobile app

Explore WPPL's new mobile app for Apple and Android devices! This mobile version of the library gives you instant access to search the catalog, renew checkouts, place holds, and more, using your smartphone or tablet.

Art Festival 2021 with logo

Visit the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the grounds between the library and Westlake Elementary School. The annual event will feature over 70 artist booths, food trucks, and live music throughout the day.

Go to Myrna Chelko Literacy Initiatives page

WPPL is proud to offer the Myrna Chelko Literacy InitiativesLittle Sprouts for children ages 4 and under and Reading Is Elementary for kids in grades K-4. Participating in these initiatives will help build the habits that foster lifelong learning—plus there are fabulous prizes!

Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Comics Plus

Connect to ComicsPlus

With ComicsPlus, children, teens and adults have unlimited access to thousands of digital comic books, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers with a WPPL library card.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required. You can also download and install the LibraryPass app for iOS or Android.

Library card number and PIN required.

Connect to ComicsPlus

Hoopla digital

Connect to hoopladigital.com

Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines 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.
  • BingePasses—for The Great Courses, Curiosity Stream, Hellosaurus and Magazines—provide unlimited streaming for 7 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 20 items per month.

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. Tickets 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 are allotted 15 tickets per month.
  • Kanopy play button, number of tickets and view periodWhen you select a film, season or course to watch, the number of tickets will be displayed as well as the amount of time you will have to watch it.
  • After starting a video, you can watch it as many times as you’d like within the viewing period without using more tickets.
  • Tickets will reset on the first of each month but do not roll over from month to 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

OverDrive | The Ohio Digital Library

OverDrive Ohio Digital Library

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

Libby app for OverDriveYou 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. Check out up to 20 items and place up to 30 holds.

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 digital library users of all ages—including Teens and Kids.

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

TumbleBook Library

Connect to TumbleBook Library

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 TumbleBook Library's site.

Connect to TumbleBook Library

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Disability Resources

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Disability Resources

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