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Kids & Parents

Programs & Events for Kids
Thu, Jan 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Fri, Jan 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Mon, Jan 25, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Tue, Jan 26, 11:00am - 11:30am

Wed, Jan 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jan 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Chill with a Good Book Winter Reading Challenge on Beanstack

This January 3-31, go ahead and Chill with a Good Book and your library! Our Winter Reading Challenge is open to Adults (18+), Teens & Tweens (grades 5-12), and Youth (birth-grade 4). Paper logs for youth readers are available to print out at home or pick up at the library.

America's Star Libraries: the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2020

Westlake Porter Public Library has once again been named a "Star Library" by Library Journal in its annual rating of public libraries across the United States. WPPL was awarded four stars out of five based upon 2018 statistics.

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.

Code Club at Home blog post

Miss having Code Club at WPPL? You can still access the same software at home! Visit our blogs for links to Google CS First, Khan Academy, and more— plus coding books and eBooks you can check out from the library!

Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Hoopla digital

borrow eBooks, movies, music, and more 24/7 with your library card

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 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 Thoughtful Entertainment

Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy! You can watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.

Kanopy Kids features a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Play credits are not required for Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Go to and create an account.
  • Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  • Add your library card number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces).

Now you are ready to start watching videos!

  • 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

Apps are available for Roku, iOS, Android and more via the Kanopy website.

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 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

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.

Click here for TumbleBooks e-books for e-kids

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