Porter Library is closed through April 6

After considering information indicating social distancing can stop the coronavirus from exponentially spreading, Westlake Porter Public Library leadership made the difficult decision to close on Friday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The library plans on reopening on Monday, April 6. However, the length of the closure will be continually reassessed. WPPL believes the longer the library remains open, the less benefit the community gets from this difficult decision.

The facts that support the decision:

  • The scientific community is in agreement that flattening the curve of new cases is essential to containing the virus’s spread.
  • The exponential growth in cases in areas without aggressive containment is a sobering lesson in taking early action.
  • It is consistent with the governor’s call for all K-12 schools to begin a three-week Spring Break on Monday.

The Library’s online services continue to be available for cardholders, including our vast collection of digital materials such as eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks and streaming movies, music and television shows, as well as research tools for online learning.

Returning Materials:

Do not worry about returning or renewing your materials before the library closes! WPPL is fine free. Fines from items checked out through Search Ohio will be waived, and due dates will be extended. The after-hours pick-up lockers will be unavailable.

The Library's leadership team will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. Follow the Library on social media (FacebookTwitter) and check the website for the latest updates.

Library staff will be monitoring our email from home, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us during this time. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 4:26 PM, 03.13.2020