Archive for the 'General Topics' Category

New Website Coming Soon!

With a new year comes a new website for the Westerville Public Library. During these hard economic times, we realize that the library is more important than ever. You may need help with a job search. You may be looking for ways to improve your business. Or you may simply be interested in saving money [...]

Gift Guide 2008

Have you been searching for the perfect gift for the holidays? Do you want to “test drive” some books before you commit to one? Take a look at our staff suggestions for books that would make great gifts! For tomboys to twenty-somethings, there’s something on the list for everyone! (Image courtesy of Flickr.) Also remember [...]

Madeleine Albright Speaks at the Library

The meeting rooms at the Westerville Public Library are a popular site for a wide array of meetings and events. On Sept. 30, a women’s economic forum booked by the Ohio Campaign for Change featured Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. Interested in booking a room for your [...]

Vote 2008

The November election is right around the corner and we want you to be prepared! Take a look at our list of links for information on voter registration, polling locations, and local candidates and issues. Or take a look at the latest election news. What about your elected officials? Find out more about the U.S. [...]


With gas and food prices rising, and the housing markets falling, who wouldn’t be interested in something for free? Well, the library is all about offering things for free! So why not take advantage of our free wi-fi access, our free laptop loans (for in-library use), our free blockbuster DVD rentals, our free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and [...]

Going Green @ the Library

As part of our Going Green initiative here at the library, we will no longer be purchasing plastic bags for distribution. Until our supply of new bags runs out, we will be simultaneously offering new bags and the option of re-using a bag from a bin at the Circulation Desk. Though plastic bags are convenient, [...]

New Somali Language Materials

As a part of our mission to enrich the lives of community residents, we have developed a collection of Somali Language Materials (Waxyaabo Ku Qoran Luuqada Af-Soomaliga) that includes books and DVDs about Somali life and culture. According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch this year, “Franklin County’s immigrant population grew 158 percent between [...]

Let the Games Begin!

The Summer Olympics kick off in Beijing on August 8th. To celebrate, check out the following resources. Or come in to the library to play Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii! Websites: Visit the Official Website of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for information on the competition schedule, an overview of [...]

What do Egypt, cloning & peer pressure have in common?

They are all topics covered by our new Online Collections! Interested in the pros and cons of cloning? Try Issues and Controversies, which covers the different viewpoints for current issues. Want to learn another language? Try Mango Languages, which offers easy tutorials for learning 12 different languages. Need answers to those burning questions such as [...]

Wii in the Librarii?

Yes! The library has installed a Wii gaming system in our Gaming Room (part of our 2007 Media Services expansion project.) Find out what all the fun is about. Create a Mii and use the wiimote, nunchucks, or Wii wheel to play MarioKart, Wii Sports, Super Paper Mario, or Mario & Sonic at the Olympics, [...]

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