Porter Library hosts ice cream social on July 25

Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library invites you to their annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the library. The Social is the culminating event to celebrate the end of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream sundaes will be sold for $1. Come see The Big Daddies Band, have your face painted and join the cakewalk for just 50 cents. Bid on the silent auction, shop all day at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale and take advantage of the Half-Price Sale at our used book store, the Book Nook. Musicians will be playing jazz in the Reading Garden so adults can sit and enjoy their ice cream while being entertained.

The silent auction closes that day at 7:45 p.m. You have a chance to bid on the following: four Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, Lolly the Trolley, COSI, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, American Girl doll and more. Bidding will be available in the library lobby before the event and all day on July 25 until 7:45 p.m.

Shop three days – Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, July 24, from 1-4:30 p.m.; and Monday, July 25, from 9a.m.-8 p.m. – at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale. The gift shop is run by Friends and can be visited online at portablesgifts.com. All proceeds go to the library and the shop is staffed by volunteers.

Shop at the Book Nook on July 25 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. – there will be thousands of half-priced books, movies and more for sale. The Book Nook is a used book room run by Friends that sells the library's discarded books and media, as well as items that the public donates. This is a great time to stock up on summer reading and to get a deal on books and media. Where else can you buy a current DVD for $1 or a complete audiobook for 50 cents? We have an especially large selection of children's non-fiction books.

Of course, the highlight of the event are the sundaes! Mitchell's Ice Cream will be serving from a tent in the parking lot from 6-8 p.m. Popular flavors include vanilla, chocolate, cookie dough and, special to the library, Porter Peppermint Patty! Friends of WPPL subsidizes the cost of the sundaes so the public pays only $1.

Make sure the kids take a turn at the Cakewalk – a 50-cent round might win you one of our 60 cookie and cake choices!

Friends of WPPL looks forward to your attendance at this fun, annual community event! Parking is available at the library and across the street at the post office.

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