Friends give $100,000 to Porter Library
The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library announced it gave over $100,000 to the library in 2015. The organization’s members raised the funds through used book sales, the library gift shop, and a trees & wreaths silent auction. The group also donated thousands of volunteer hours throughout the year.
Porter Library used a majority of the gift for building renovations and updates in 2015-2016. The remaining funds went towards providing all of the library’s programming, such as Science Week, National Library Week, and the adult and youth Summer Reading programs.
The Friends run the Book Nook used book room and Portables Gift Shop, in addition to hosting the annual book sale. The group sponsors Sunday Sounds and the Ice Cream Social (this year it will be July 25). It is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the library by giving volunteer service and monetary contributions.