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Kids & Parents

Programs & Events for Kids
Tue, Nov 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room
Registration is now closed

Tue, Nov 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room
Registration is now closed

Tue, Nov 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Nov 30, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room

Wed, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room

Thu, Dec 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room

Thu, Dec 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room

Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Storytime Room

Sat, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room

Sun, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room

Tue, Dec 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room

Tue, Dec 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room

Tue, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room

Tue, Dec 06, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Porter Room

stack of books on greenery

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.

Find Outfoxed! and other Board Games at WPPL

Board Games have launched at YOUR library! Check out board and card games from our Non-Traditional Materials Collection to play at home. With a variety of types and range of age groups, there's something sure to delight. Visit our catalog to see what is available or stop in today!

Connect to WPPL's blog site

Connect with WPPL on our blogs and newsletters! Whether you prefer to get print or email, to binge on blog posts or learn about the latest books by your favorite author, we're ready to connect. Join us at blogs.westlakelibrary.org for fun and interesting posts by library staff.

With BingePass from hoopla Digital and your WPPL library card, you have unlimited access for 7 days to the service of your choice—hoopla Magazines, The Great Courses, Curiosity Stream or Hellosaurus—each with a single hoopla borrow.

Downloads & Streaming for Kids
Comics Plus

Connect to ComicsPlus

With ComicsPlus, children, teens and adults have unlimited access to thousands of digital comic books, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers with a WPPL library card.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required. You can also download and install the LibraryPass app for iOS or Android.

Library card number and PIN required.

Connect to ComicsPlus

Hoopla digital

Connect to hoopladigital.com

Hoopla offers streaming movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines 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.
  • BingePasses—for The Great Courses, Curiosity Stream, Hellosaurus and Magazines—provide unlimited streaming for 7 days.
  • You can watch, listen or read up to 20 items per month.

To get started, create your account on Hoopladigital.com. Choose the version for your operating system and browser.

You can check out content from Hoopla Digital directly from our catalog as well.

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.

Library card number required.

Connect to Hoopla

Kanopy

Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment

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
  • Begin streaming!
  • 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

Library card number required

Connect to Kanopy

OverDrive | The Ohio Digital Library

OverDrive Ohio Digital Library

WPPL offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and videos from OverDrive through The Ohio Digital Library.

Libby app for OverDriveYou 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 digital library users of all ages—including Teens and Kids.

You can check out eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from OverDrive directly from our catalog as well.

Library card number and PIN required

Connect to OverDrive

TumbleBooks Library

Connect to TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Have fun with reading in a whole new way!

There is more information, including a User's Guide and FAQ on TumbleBooks Library's site.

Connect to TumbleBooks

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Early literacy spot letter tracing

Early Literacy

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Disability Resources

Christian and Christopher with sensory break box items

Disability Resources

3-d printer

Technology & Services

3-d printer

Technology & Services

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

Girl looking at a computer

Download & Stream

blogs on a laptop

Blogs & Newsletters

blogs on a laptop

Blogs & Newsletters