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The Board of Trustees of the Westchester Public Library, Chesterton, Indiana is
seeking a progressive and energetic new Library Director. Click here for details!
Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1700 of the most
amazing live moments in music. It's the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries
streamed on-demand to just
about any digital device. It's like a never-ending
The greatest concerts and music documentaries are
here. With new releases every week, from
iconic stars to today's best artists, you'll never run out of amazing shows to
In today's increasingly connected world, a second language opens up a window to a wealth of opportunity for
children in their school years and in the years to follow. For over 25 years, MUZZY has been introducing millions
of children worldwide to a second language. MUZZY has a long history of success, and now comes freshly alive with
all new animation and sound. Developed by the BBC, MUZZY is effective for children of all ages, and now is a great
time to get them started. Let your child explore a bigger world through language by clicking
THE INDIANA TRANSPARENCY
find information about Indiana State Government spending and operations at the Portal.
INDIANA GATEWAY FOR GOVERNMENT
find current and proposed budget information for local units of government at the Indiana
INDIANA GATEWAY ONLINE DASHBOARD
Plan of Service is here:
WPL PLAN OF SERVICE
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.
Click here to explore!
BREAKING NEWS ABOUT HOOPLA
Hoopla just announced it now offers eBooks and Comics for
download at its virtual library site in addition to its other digital media collections. It's easy and it's
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
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.
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.
NOVELISTNoveList 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
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:
COMPUTER CLASSES AND
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
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Preview Sale - April
Sale - April
Preview Sale - October
Sale - October
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.