The Library will be closed on Monday, April 15 in observance of Patriot's Day.

April YA Programs

Visit our events calendar for more info & to register!

Ukulele Sing Along, Play Along

Saturday, April 13, 2:00—3:00 PM, Meeting Room Join Julie Stepanek and other players for a ukulele sing & play along! A play along is...

Sunday Hours Suspended for 2024

As a cost-cutting, protective measure, the J. V. Fletcher Library Board of Library Trustees voted to suspend Sunday hours January through April in 2024....

Giant Dinosaurs, Peter Rabbit, and a PARADE

Spring is a great time of year, especially with school vacation week programs and the Apple Blossom Parade! DINOMAN! Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 13, 2024
Mary Atwood
Non-Library Group
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Meeting Room
Non-Library Group
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Meeting Room
Adult
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Virtual
Adult,Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Meeting Room
Children
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Meeting Room
Children,Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Mary Atwood
Non-Library Group
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen

New in Circulation



image of library facadeIn July 2022, WESTFORD received notice from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) that it would be awarded a provisional state-funded grant in the amount of $7,851,994.00 under the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). Library building at nightThis $7.8 million of matching funds and town costs were approved by Westford voters at the October 17, 2022 Special Town Meeting and on the November 8, 2022 local ballot. Design Development is proceeding in 2023 — the library’s historic facade on the Common will be unchanged, but the rear will be 21st century. The Westford Library has a strong history of gifts, donations, benefactors and grants dating back to its inception:

  • 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. and Capital funds
  • 2017 – Westford wait listed for MPLCP grant award of almost $8 million
  • 2022 July 7 – Provisional grant notification from MBLC of $7,851,994
  • 2022 October 17 – Library Project approved at Special Town Meeting [2/3rds vote ensured passage]
  • 2022 November 8 – Library Project approved at the local ballot [majority support ensured passage]
  • 2023 January 9 – Deadline for Westford to accept grant – Grant formally accepted
  • 2023 May – MBLC notice of supplemental grant of $829,263

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