A Little Birdie Told Me…

That there is new art work in the ArtWalk! This month the ArtWalk path between Westlake Porter Public Library and Westlake Elementary School features spring birds created by Kindergarten Westlake…

Read It, Make It: Hyacinth Craft

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Cover of Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert Lois Ehlert's, "Planting a Rainbow" tells the story of a mother and child planting a rainbow of flowers in their garden. Check…

Summer ArtWalk Invitation!

Calling all artists! What does summer look like to you? During the school year, the ArtWalk path between Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) and Westlake Elementary School (WES) features student…

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Ahoy, Mateys! National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19. Celebrate all things pirate with these fun picture books. Pirate Pete by Kim KennedyAs Pirate Pete and his trusty…

Back to School!

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Hello School! by Priscilla BurrisChildren have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time. The School Book by Todd ParrTodd Parr introduces readers to all the things…

Cool Schools!

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Mermaid School by JoAnne WetzelMolly enjoys her first day at Mermaid School, where she makes new friends, learns new things, and hears a story about children with no tails. Tool…

April is National Poetry Month!

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Big Green Crocodile by Jane NewberrySpecially devised to entertain and delight very young children (and incidentally to help along their vocabulary and cognitive skills) here are sixteen original play-rhymes with…

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…

Let It Snow!

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These books, recommended for kids in grades 3-6, are celebrations of the cold and snow that can be enjoyed while staying warm and snug inside! Snow One Like You by…

Picture books that celebrate Winter

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Winter with Lily and Milo by Pauline OudIt's winter! Lily and Milo go outside. They want to feed the birds in the yard and play in the snow. But .…

Picture Books that Inspire Kindness

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Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13 with picture books that inspire acts of kindness. The Kindness Book by Todd ParrLooks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind…

Voting resources for kids!

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With an election coming up, you may be looking to help a child understand voting and the election process. These books and resources can help!Want to visit the library? These…

Historical Fiction for Grades 4-7.

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Looking to learn new things from history? These fictional books set in historical times can uncover new meanings and perspectives of important events. We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada…

Mysteries for grades 7-12

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As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, curl up with one of these books and see if you can solve the mystery! One of Us Is Next…

Suma Plays “Guess Who?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYJFwvCUhuc Up until recently, it was believed that pumas are solitary creatures. (That means that they like to spend time alone instead of hanging out with other cats!) But guess…

Mystery Book Recommendations

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See if you can follow the clues and crack the case! These puzzling page-turners will have you wondering, "Whodunit????" The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben GutersonIt's springtime at Winterhouse and Elizabeth…

Back to School!

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These back to school books are fun for kids of all ages! Hello School! by Priscilla BurrisChildren have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time. Choo-Choo…

Choose Your Own Adventure

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Good books can provide an escape from everyday life. These adventure novels are good examples of just that escape, thanks to their thrilling plots, unforgettable characters, and touching emotions. The…

Your adventure awaits!

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These books about shipwrecked families, treasure hunters, spies, hunting dogs, secret missions and noble quests will take you on adventures without ever having to leave your house! Monstrous Devices by…

Dystopian Novels

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Which dystopian future would you thrive in? Explore some brave new worlds with these Young Adult novels. Delirium by Lauren Oliver In an alternate United States, love has been declared…

Make it a Kids Movie Night!

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Did you know that you can check out e-books and e-movies for free with your library card on Hoopla? Check out these fun movie versions of popular picture books, all…