Serving Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana 

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WPL LIBRARY NEWS


REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

The Library has an opening for a Reference Librarian at the Thomas Library. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by August 11. Please see the Job Description for more details.

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN JOB DESCRIPTION


SUMMER FILM AND CONCERT FLYER 2015


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HOOPLA IS HERE

Hoopla

Hoopla is the newest member of Westchester Public Library’s virtual library that is accessible via the library’s website. Westchester Township resident patrons may now instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more around the clock. 

This new digital service makes available thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and more, from Hollywood blockbusters to best-selling artists and authors – hits as well as the hard-to-find and niche items.

 

There are some limits to how many items you may download per month and for how long you can keep downloaded items. If you have reached your download limit, try again at a later date.

 

Visit Hoopla’s website and sign up with your library card number. You may need to update your Hoopla app on your device if you downloaded the older app.


ANNOUNCING NOVELIST

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. It provides information about authors, their series, and reviews of their works. NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

You can access NoveList directly through the links below or access its features through the library's online catalog.
 

 NoveList Plus

 NoveList K-8 Plus


VISIT OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY

We have eBooks for all ages, audiobooks, streaming classic and independent films, digital magazines, streaming read-a-longs, and language lessons all available for you: 

HERE

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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 offered.

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 times. 


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES

2015 FALL SALE
Sale Sort - October 10, 2015
Friends Preview Sale - October 16, 2015
Fall Book Sale - October 17 - 18, 2015

2016 SPRING SALE
Sale Sort - April 9, 2016
Friends Preview Sale - April 15, 2016
Fall Book Sale - April 16 - 17, 2016

2016 FALL SALE
Sale Sort - October 8, 2016
Friends Preview Sale - October 14, 2016
Fall Book Sale - October 15 - 17, 2016

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.


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The Facebook page for our branch, the Hageman public library is here

The Facebook page for our Westchester Township History Museum is here

The Facebook page for our Children's Services is here



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»  Indiana Transparency Portal
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»  Federal Tax Forms
»  Unemployment Login
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Special Places to Visit:

imageKids' Place
Learn about our programs and services for children.

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Westchester Township History Museum
Local history is our specialty. Learn about the programs, displays, and archives we have in a historic home.


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A Day in the Life of Westchester Township
On June 15, 2007 we sent teams into our community to visually document a day in the life. View the slideshow here.

imageAnother Day in the Life of Westchester Township
On October 9, 2010 we sent out teams again to document our community. The photo galleries can be viewed here.

Porter County Public Library Catalog 

Porter County Public Library Catalog
All of the residents of Porter County can use any county library through a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Use this link to search the county system for the titles you want.

Homework Help
Ask Rose
Homework Help and tutoring from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Inspire Databases

Inspire is a collection of premium resources provided to the citizens of Indiana by the Indiana State Library. The site contains full text journal articles, encyclopedias, and even a Testing and Education Reference Center where you can study and take practice tests for many fields of study. Explore Inspire today.