Serving Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana 

 It is the mission of the Westchester Public Library to be a dynamic library providing free and unprejudiced access to knowledge and information to improve the quality of life, learning, and the economy of the community.
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Hey Kids! Want to learn a second language? 

 
In today's increasingly connected world, a second language opens up a window to a wealth of opportunity for children. For over 25 years, MUZZY has been introducing millions of kids worldwide to a second language. Developed by the BBC, MUZZY is effective for children of all ages. Now is a great time to get started. Let your child explore a bigger world through language.

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 The Westchester Township History Museum has created online access to its immense historic photo archives, which include photos from the Prairie Club, the Chesterton Tribune, the Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary (Flora Richardson Foundation), as well as community members. The number and topic of photos available will increase as we continue with our digitization project.

 




Did you know Hoopla offers eBooks and Comics for download at its virtual library site in addition to music, movies, TV shows and audiobooks? It's easy and it's free.

HOOPLA IS HERE

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Westchester Township resident patrons may now instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more around the clock. 

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. 


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: 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

2018 FALL SALE

Friends Preview Sale - October 19

Book Sale - October 20/21

Hours for the Friends Preview are 4 - 8pm. Hours for the Sale are 9am - 4pm. 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 available here.


THE INDIANA TRANSPARENCY PORTAL

You can find information about Indiana State Government spending and operations at the Portal.

INDIANA GATEWAY FOR GOVERNMENT UNITS

You can find current and proposed budget information for local units of government at the Indiana Gateway.

INDIANA GATEWAY ONLINE DASHBOARD

Our Plan of Service is here:

WPL PLAN OF SERVICE 2018

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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.


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.

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.

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