WPPL celebrates the way libraries change lives

Lives change at the library every day, whether it’s job hunters receiving education and assistance they need to find employment or parents of children with developmental challenges finding support and hope. Westlake Porter Public Library is celebrating that fact during National Library Week, April 13-19.           

Visitors to the library during that week will be treated to giveaways and have the opportunity to share how the library has changed their lives. Can’t get to the library? Share your story in one the following ways:

  • Take a selfie and share your story of how the library has changed your life. Photos can then be uploaded to Flickr to the Lives Change @ Your Library group www.flickr.com/groups/2616610@N22, or Tweeted or posted to Facebook using the hashtags #liveschange and #NLW14.
  • Camera shy? Tweet your change using the hashtags #liveschange and #NLW14. If you need more than 140 characters, you can submit your story to the American Library Association’s You Belong @ Your Library story collection database at www.atyourlibrary.org/librarystories/send-us-your-story.

The library will also offer the following programs:

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off your favorite stuffed animal by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, and leave it overnight for a sleepover! Register for our bedtime storytime on Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m.; pick up your stuffed animal there and see what happened the night before! Ages 3-6.

College 101

Patty Saddle of the College Planning Center will discuss the factors that go into finding the best college fit, including navigating college visits and interviews, standard vs. early admission, and more. Open to students and parents. Please register. Tuesday, April 15, 7-8 p.m.

Knights and Princesses and Dragons, Oh My!

We'll enjoy rhymes, songs and even a dance or two. Use your imagination to create a royal crown or a knight's shield to take home! Ages 4-7. Please register. Thursday, April 17, 7-7:45 p.m.

Sensory Storytime

Join us for a storytime for children with special needs and their parents/caregivers. The program includes interactive stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities, followed by 30 minutes of play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Please call with questions or to register. Friday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., OR Saturday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose!

Join Mother Goose for this interactive storytime featuring simple books, rhymes, songs and movement. For ages birth-3 years old with adult caregiver. No registration. Saturday, April 19, 10:30-11 a.m.

To register for any of the programs, please call 440-871-2600 or visit signup.westlakelibrary.org:8080.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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