Free Play Activities: Gross Motor Skills

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This edition of Free Play activities focuses on Gross Motor Skills. These activities use items found around the house and take minutes to set up. Developing Gross Motor Skills will…

New Non-Fiction for Grades 7-12

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Careers for People Who Love Comics, Animation, and Manga There are many different forms of entertainment, but comics, animation, and-increasingly-manga are among the most popular. Many people dream of working…

Teen Reviews – The Kissing Booth 2 (Film)

Based on the book: Going the Distance by Beth Reekles Synopsis: Elle and Noah are navigating the ups and downs of a long distance relationship. Marco, the handsome new student,…

Fun Games for Card Sharks of All Ages

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I love a good game of cards. It started early, when I would play gin rummy and UNO with my grandparents, and even now, I still enjoy a good game…

Read It Make It : Unity Handprint Wreath

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Goin' Someplace Special written by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney is the ideal book to read as we celebrate Black History Month. Goin' Someplace Special is a…

Toni Morrison Day

This past December, the Ohio Senate and Governor DeWine signed House Bill 325, declaring February 18th as Toni Morrison Day. Morrison, a native of Lorain county, passed away at 88…

Kinder Club – Shapes

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of…

I’m Reading It For the Title

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They say you should never judge a book by its cover. And yes, this is certainly true. But, I also will be the first to admit that sometimes, a really…

Free Play Activities: Number Recognition

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We are back with more Westlake Porter Public Library Free Play Activities. This edition of Free Play Activities focuses on number recognition. The items required are commonly found around the…

There’s a Book About That?

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As a lifelong learner, I'm always on the hunt for a new read. I love to learn about all kinds of topics, and this often gets me teased by family…

Read It Make It: Valentine’s Day Craft

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Valentine's Day is around the corner. It is the time of year to let those closest to you know how much you love them. Porcupine Cupid written by Jason June…

Kinder Club – Numbers

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Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of…

Love is in the air….

Can you feel the love? As we move through this cold month, let us take a moment to appreciate some of the most poignant books of love poetry, available in…

Introducing the 2021 Newbery Award Winner!

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A few years ago, I started reading all the Newbery award winners, going all the way back to 1922 (once I finish, I plan on going back and reading the…