Westlake Porter Public Library Art Gallery

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This month Westlake Porter Public Library welcomes the artwork of Westlake City School Students as part of The Reflections program. There are currently 26 original pieces of art displayed in…

Read It, Make It: The Peace Symbol

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Read It Make It: Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol It is hard to believe that the Peace Symbol that we know and love…

Free Play Activities: Scavenger Hunts

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Children are curious by nature, so they love looking for things. A perfect free play activity to entertain your child is a simple scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are educational and…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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It is always fun to try a variety of foods. It is never too early to introduce new meal to your child. Even better, get them in the kitchen and…

Read It Make It: Random Acts of Kindness

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It is always the right time to talk to your kids about Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness promote emotional well being, connections with other, empathy and compassion.…

Read It Make It : Earth Day Craft

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Earth Day is April 22, but we really celebrate the earth every day. If I Were A Tree written by Andrea Zimmerman and Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong helps your…

Free Play Activities: DIY Sensory Bags

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This month we are making DIY sensory bags. Sensory bags are a great way to engage and entertain your child. They require minimal supplies and are easy to make at…

Watch It Make It

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Here at Watch It Make It (Read It Make It) we are pairing a simple craft with the movie A Costume for Nicolas. Below you will find instructions for a…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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Today we are making Blueberry Muffins! The recipe is from Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins written and illustrated by Chris Monroe. This silly story is sure…

Free Play Activities: Fine Motor Skill

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This Free Play Activity post focuses on fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are so important for young children. These activities are inexpensive and require items mostly found around the…

Read It Make It: Women’s History Month

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March is Women's History Month and a great way to introduce Women's History Month to your child is with a book and an activity. Michelle's Garden written and illustrated by…

Read It Make It: St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick's Day calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate with your child, than to read a book and complete a craft. Jack and…

Free Play Activities: Color Recognition

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We are back with our 17th episode of Free Play Activities. The activities in this edition focus on Color Recognition. These activities use items mostly found around the house or…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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We are back in the kitchen and making Bear's Vegetable Soup. This picture book includes a simple vegetable soup recipe. Spring is around the corner, but it can still be…

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…