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…

WPPL Resources for Learning at Home

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School is going to look a lot different this year. Whether you are "going to school" remotely, in person, some combination of both or home-schooling, Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL)…

Staff Picks You’ll Love! (Part 3)

Welcome to another round of staff picks! This week's selections come from staff in Youth Services, Administration, Tech Services, and Circulation! Check out Part 2 of this post for more…

Shark Week 2020 at WPPL

Shark Week 2020 runs from August 9th - August 16th. Shark Week is an annual week-long TV programming block on the Discovery Channel in it's 32nd year! This year boasts…

Code Club at Home

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Miss having Code Club at WPPL? You can still access the same software at home! Google CS First, designed for ages 9-14, is available here. (If you went to Code…

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…

Have you “Red” These Classics?

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Just for fun, here's a selection of classics with varying shades of red in the titles. If you're looking for something fun to read, then we've got some great books…

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…

Author Spotlight: Roald Dahl

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When I was a kid, Roald Dahl was one of my favorite writers. His books were imaginative, funny, and had just the right amount of bite. That is to say,…

Fantasy Series for All Ages

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There's something really fun about the immersive nature of a good fantasy series. I used to read a lot of fantasy as a kid, but as I got older, sort…

STEAM WEEK: Art (and Chemistry!)

When you hear the word "chemistry" you probably think of a science lab, factory, or other formal scientific environment. But really, chemistry---the study of the what substances are made of…

STEAM Learning Kits for STEAM Week at Home!

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Like many things this year, Westlake Porter Public Library's annual STEAM Week will be virtual, but that doesn't mean you can't experience some of the fun at home! Check out…