In-House Browsing and Computer Appointments are for 45 minutes and are available on the hour Tue., Thu., and Sat. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wed. evening at 7 and 8 p.m. See the Events Calendar to make a reservation. RETURNS: Patrons wearing masks may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. For CURBSIDE PICKUP Mon - Sat and FREE LIBRARY CARDS see SERVICES. For BOOK THE BROWSE TENT and BUILD A BAG see SERVICES. For VIRTUAL offerings for all ages see KIDS and EVENTS. For free, safe downloadable formats 24/7 see ECOLLECTIONS.

Teen and Tween Programs

Stay tuned for more information about the Teen and Tween summer reading program, starting the last week in June. Programs with be socially distanced...

Virtual Sheet Pan Meals with Liz Barbour, Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

  Thursday 5/20 at 7:00 p.m. –  Virtual Sheet Pan Meals with Liz Barbour. Cooking on a large pan makes your meal crispy, colorful, and intensely...

Upcoming Kids Programs

Outside Mother Goose Mother Goose will be offered outside when weather permits us to meet outside. The good part of this news is that...

Service Updates : In-House Browsing Appointments, Build A Bag, Curbside During Covid, Book a Time in the Browsing Tent and Laptops on the Lawn!

Expanded Browsing Collection Access:  As of May 10, all collections will be open for browsing during our in-house browsing appointments. Appointments are for 45 minutes and...

Upcoming Events

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image of library facadeWESTFORD is now #6 on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) waitlist for a provisional state-funded grant under the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) 2017. Library building at nightThis means Westford could be in line for $7.8 million of matching funds to proceed with a library renovation and expansion in the 2023-2024 time frame. The historic facade on the Common will be unchanged, but the rear will be 21st century. Formal internal Town review will occur and Town residents will vote on funding both at a future Town Meeting and at the ballot. The full grant binder is available on request.

The Westford Library has a strong history of gifts, donations, benefactors and grants:

  • 1797 – Social Library founded by 25 citizens
  • 1859 – Social Library donated to the Town
  • 1873 – Agricultural Library donated to the Town
  • 1895 – Jonathan Varnum Fletcher donated 75% of the funds to build a new library on the Common
  • 1963 – Basement Children’s Room funded by J. V. Fletcher’s great grand-daughter Marian F. Winnek
  • 1969 – Renovation/addition funded by federal LSCA Title II grant
  • 1979 – Bookmobile funded by federal LSCA Title I grant
  • 1988 – Renovation/addition awarded Massachusetts Public Library Construction Project (MPLCP) grant award
  • 2007-2012 – Library Beautification funded by the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc.
  • 2017 – Westford wait listed for MPLCP grant award of almost $8 million

 

 

 


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