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We have eBooks for all ages, audiobooks, streaming classic and
independent films, digital magazines, streaming read-a-longs, and language lessons all available for
forget our Summer Reading finale will be held in Thomas Centennial Park on Saturday, July 26 with a family Fiesta.
Celebrate Mexico and its culture from 10 am - 2 pm.
SUMMER FILM AND
The 2014 Summer Film and Concert
Season will continue into August. Read the full schedule here.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES
Sale Sort - October 11, 2014
Friends Preview Sale - October 17,
Fall Book Sale - October 18 -
Sale Sort - April 11, 2015
Friends Preview Sale - April 17, 2015
Public Sale - April 18 & 19, 2015
Sale Sort - October 10, 2015
Friends Preview Sale - October 16,
Fall Book Sale - October 17 -
If you have items to donate for our sales, please bring them to the lobby of the
Thomas Library. Volunteers are needed to help sort materials the week before the sale begins
The Board of the Friends voted to ban the use of electronic scanning devices at their
book sales. The devices are often used by for-profit dealers to mine our sale stock for the most valuable titles
and our Friends want our sales to benefit as many of our regular library patrons as possible.
Book sale proceeds are used for programming expenses, refreshments, and for staff
and volunteer recognition events.
A Friends Membership Application is here.
Library is conducting a Patron Survey to help us create a plan for the future. Please help us by visiting the
following link and telling us what you think are the library's current strengths and weaknesses, and the
opportunities and threats we face in the time to come:
LIBRARY SWOT QUESTIONNAIRE
GET YOUR LIBRARY PHOTO
We are now taking patron photos to be
stored in their library record. Why you may ask? We explain the reasons here.
The Westchester Public Library is
building a database of various civic, social, educational, and governmental clubs and agencies in our community
that we hope will help our patrons readily locate and find contact information about your organization.
The database will be part of the Library’s online
catalog and once it is built users will be able to access it by clicking on a “Community” tab at the top of our
catalog search page. Searches will be able to be made by keyword or by browsing the entries alphabetically.
Please consider helping us build this database for
your organization by completing the Community Record Form.
Once the data is entered we plan to contact you once a year to
check for updates. You may also contact us by calling the library’s Reference Department if any information
Point your smartphone at our catalog at http://catalog.wpl.lib.in.us/mobile and you can
access our full catalog through a
simplified version of our new MobilePAC. The application allows you to
access your personal library account and even place holds on items you might want to borrow.
E-READERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Explore the latest in new technology. The library has just acquired a
small collection of e-readers (Nooks) preloaded with collections of e-books that are available for borrowing. The
readers have different genre collections such as best sellers, mysteries, romances, westerns, and horror and the
fantasy. The readers circulate to adults for a loan period of 2 weeks and new titles are going to be added to the
readers each month. Inquire at the circulation desk at the Thomas Library for more details.
COMPUTER CLASSES AND CLINICS
We offer a variety of new basic computer classes. Visit our Bits and Bytes site for our course descriptions, course schedule, and resources such as course
slide shows. You can use this site to register for a course at least 14 days before a course is
We also have a "drop in" Tech Help Desk with our experts standing by
to field your computer and technology questions. Please view the Library Calendar for dates and