The WPPL’s New Year’s Eve is Coming!

The clock is counting down on the Library’s fiscal year, and at midnight on September 30, the Library will close its books on the 2013-2014 accounting year. You can make this year’s efforts some of our best by making your gift to the Annual Fund by our fiscal year-end.

As we reflect on the past year, we are so proud of how we were able to serve you! There were

  • 583,924 checkouts of books, movies and music CDs
  • 11,000 downloads of audio and e-books
  • 110 teenagers who volunteered 1,826 hours as enthusiastic program assistants
  • 305 storytimes that had a total attendance of 6,764 little ones and their caregivers
  • 454 children who read 4,063 books this summer and gave 718 animated book reports to three summer youth interns.

It was a terrific year and we appreciate all of the donors who have made it possible, but we need YOU to help us successfully end the year and set the stage for a great fiscal New Year’s Day on October 1.

You can make your tax-deductible gift online at or by calling 407-623-3277. Recurring gifts, made monthly or quarterly on your credit card, are most welcome. These sustaining gifts are easier for you to budget and make it easier for us to plan.

Thank you so much, and we are looking forward to a great new year serving you.

Getting in the Scottish Spirit

scotflagAs the Scottish go to the polls to decide whether they wish to be independent from Great Britain, peruse this list of Scottish favorites in our collection.

Outlander by Diana Galbaldon
Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in 1945. She walks through a standing stone in an ancient stone circle and finds herself transported to war torn Scotland, 1743

A 1995 epic historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson that tells a fictionalized version of William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.

Waverly by Sir Walter Scott
Waverly is the story of a young dreamer and English soldier, Edward Waverley, who is sent to Scotland in 1745. He journeys North from his aristocratic family home to the Scottish Lowlands and then into the Highlands and the heart of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and aftermath.

The Poetical Works of Burns by Robert Burns
Burns, the “ploughman poet,” writes about politics, history, Scottish nationalism, his loathing for social injustice and illicit affairs as easily as he does nature and beauty.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The mild-mannered scientist Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the twisted Mr. Hyde.

A 1996 British crime comedy drama about a group of working-class junkies in Edinburgh directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on the book by Irvine Welsh.

Did we miss ant titles you think should be in the list?