Westlake Porter Public Library has once again been named a "Star Library" by Library Journal in its annual rating of public libraries across the United States. WPPL was awarded four stars out of five based upon 2018 statistics.
Not sure what to read, watch, or listen to next? WPPL can help! Request a Story Stack and Youth Services staff will select a stack of books, movies, and more for your family to check out at the drive-up window. Or visit My Librarian for personalized recommendations.
Miss having Code Club at WPPL? You can still access the same software at home! Visit our blogs for links to Google CS First, Khan Academy, and more— plus coding books and eBooks you can check out from the library!
Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics!
The loan period for eBooks, comics and audiobooks is 21 days
The loan period for music albums is 7 days.
The loan period for videos (movies and television) is 3 days.
You can watch, listen or read up to 7 items per month. Note: WPPL has temporarily raised the limit of items per month to 50 in order to provide more content to patrons during the current coronavirus outbreak.
To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.
You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. Apps are also available for popular streaming platforms. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Partnered with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more Kanopy provides access to thoughtful entertainment.
Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.
You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Links to the apps are available on the Kanopy website.
To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
Enter your library number (include all letters and numbers, no spaces)
Create an account using your preferred email
You can stream up to 5 videos per month
Once you press play on a film you will have 3 days to watch it (as many times as you like)
Play credits will reset on the first of each month
To enter Kanopy Kids mode, sign into your Kanopy account and select “Go to Kanopy Kids” from the menu
Starting January 4, 2021 Westlake Porter Public Library has joined the Ohio Digital Library to provide eBooks and digital materials to patrons with OverDrive. WPPL cardholders will need to add the ODL as a library through overdrive.com and the Libby app using their WPPL card number. All holds made with WPPL through OverDrive were transferred.
WPPL offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos from OverDrive through The Ohio Digital Library.
You can download eBooks for a range of eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook and many others. We also offer digital audiobooks, magazines, and videos that will play on many devices.
With the Libby app by OverDrive, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. The classic OverDrive app is recommended if you are using an older device or a Fire tablet, require the use of a screen reader, or want to view our selection of streaming videos.