You may now reserve soon-to-be-released books before they are officially published. Each month we will have several upcoming and sure-to-be popular titles that will be available to reserve in our online catalog, even before they are published. A current list of upcoming releases is posted at the library, or you can call our reference desk for more information at 317-896-9391.
Join us for a delicious catered brunch and themed BINGO! We will play seven rounds of BINGO with a cover-all to end the event. Here’s your chance to win fun prizes. Bring some friends along or meet some new ones!
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Westfield Washington Public Library on the first Thursday of the month.
Cost to participate is $10. Registration closes on the Monday prior to the event date. You must pre-register to participate.
This event is geared toward ages 50+ but all adults are welcome to attend.
2018 Dates for BINGO Brunch are: January 4, February 7, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
A BIG thank you to our Bingo Brunch Sponsors Maple Park Village and the Friends of the Westfield Library! Without their generosity, this program would not be possible!
To register, go to this link through Eventbrite.
If you have haven’t found what you are looking for in the Evergreen catalog, you may want to try searching SRCS, which stands for Statewide Remote Circulation Service.
SRCS, Indiana’s Statewide Remote Circulation Service, is Indiana’s latest and largest resource sharing tool. It links together the catalogs of over 150 Indiana libraries into a single interface containing over 30 million items all held by Indiana Libraries. Authorized users can search this combined catalog and request to have selected materials delivered to their home library using the InfoExpress courier, where they can check them out. SRCS is not a replacement for your library’s Inter-Library Loan system, rather it works with over 15 different ILS systems to provide this extended access and functionality.
To access the SRCS homepage, go to our “Find Materials” section on our website’s homepage and click on the SRCS link/logo. You will need to know your library card barcode and password to log in, search, and place a request through the SRCS system. Please stop in the library if you don’t know your barcode or password.
Sign up on June 1st for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!” at the WWPL!
The program starts on June 1st and runs until July 31st. The Summer Reading Program is for all ages, from birth to adult. Earn incentives and prizes for signing up, reading books, listening to books, reading aloud to others, being read to, and even attending library programs. See a librarian or library assistant for more information. Thank you to our many local sponsors who help make our reading program a success! We could not do it without their help. A complete listing of our many sponsors is on display at the library.
Incentives (prizes) are awarded at the time of sign-up, mid-points, and upon completion.
- Adults and Teens complete the program after reading 8 books.
- Children (Preschool: Birth to age 5) complete the program after reading or listening for 12 hours.
- School Age (ages 5 to 10)) complete the program after reading or listening for 18 hours.
- Children (Xtreme School Age (ages 10 to 13) complete the program after reading or listening for 24 hours.
These age groups are flexible, and patrons or parents may choose the most appropriate category to suit their reading levels.
Keep reading even after you complete the program, as patrons will continue to earn prize drawing slips for their specific age groups as they continue to complete additional reading.
Beginning on June 1, you may sign up online or at the library.
Helpful hints for signing up:
- Suggested Username: firstnamelastname (all lower case, no spaces)
- Suggested Password: Last 4 digits of your phone number.
The Summer Reading Program Grand Prize (limited to one entry per patron) will be an Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, a Smatree Charging Case, and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. All ages may enter the Grand Prize drawing one time after they have completed the program. The Grand Prize is sponsored by the Friends of the Westfield Library.
The library will be hosting many programs and events for all ages during the summer months! We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Mylibraryrewards is a reading incentive program that promotes literacy, learning, and community engagement between you, your local library, and businesses in your area.
Library patrons automatically earn points for each item that is checked out at their participating local library. Patrons can redeem the accumulated points to receive discounts and special offers from businesses in their community. Shop the marketplace to view the rewards near you!
The new Mylibraryrewards website has just been launched, with an updated design and easier to navigate marketplace. We invite you to take a look at www.mylibraryrewards.com.
The library is joining the eIndiana Digital Consortium for OverDrive. You will still have access to downloadable materials such as eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and periodicals, as well as streaming video. However, the link you will use to access these materials will change. Beginning August 1, visit cidc.lib.overdrive.com to search for digital materials. Please contact us or visit the Information Desk if you need assistance.
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference, research, marketing, mailing lists/sales leads, and job-search database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more.
If you have questions or need assistance, please visit the Information Desk or contact us.
INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library, is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents using any computer equipped with an Internet Protocol (IP) address located in Indiana and a Web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce new content for INSPIRE. Over 25 new databases were added to the INSPIRE collection and nearly all of the content from previous years was renewed. The multilingualism of the content has been greatly increased and a Level One access for Rosetta Stone for 30 different languages has been added!
Beginning July 5, library card holders may borrow a Pocket Wifi and get connected at home!
What is a Pocket WiFi?
- The Pocket WiFi device works with Sprint’s LTE Network to become a hub for your own WiFi network. Flip on a device and you’ll have instant access to wireless Internet for your laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device.
Why is the library lending Pocket WiFi Devices?
- Improving Internet access helps everyone. By borrowing devices, more library patrons will have 24/7 access to library resources plus job and education websites.
How do I borrow a Pocket WiFi Device?
- Ask the staff at the Information Desk to see if there is a Pocket WiFi Device available.
- To check availability or place a hold, search the Evergreen catalog for “Pocket WiFi” under Westfield Washington Public Library.
- If they are all checked out, you can request a hold on the next available.
- Please note that Parents/Legal Guardians are responsible for any Pocket WiFi Devices checked out to patrons under 18 years of age.
- Pocket WiFi Devices check out for 7 days and they may be renewed once if there is no wait list.
- There is a $2.00 per day overdue charge. On the 2nd day overdue, the device will be disabled.
- Replacement cost information is included in the carrying box.
- Please return Pocket WiFi Devices ONLY to Westfield Washington Public Library.
Will the device work in my home?
- You can use the Pocket WiFi device to get online anywhere using Sprint’s Nationwide service area.
- The signal does not go through walls of concrete or with metal in them, so avoid placing the hotspot next to them. The best signal will be in an open area or by a window.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library Services