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Library Building Project

The Town of Westford received a provisional grant notice of $7,851,994 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the Library Construction Project on...

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting – Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM

Featured Speaker – Bina Venkataraman, an American journalist, author, and science policy expert, is currently Editor-at-Large at The Boston Globe and a fellow at...

Crafternoons are Back!

Join us in the Meeting Room on September 19th, October 24th, & November 28th to hang out, listen to music, eat snacks, and get...

Diwali in the Children’s Department

Saturday, October 15, 2 to 3 PM. We will have a variety of Diwali themed crafts; something for everyone. Older kids can decorate a...

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image of library facadeWESTFORD has received notice from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) that it is in line for  a provisional state-funded grant in the amount of $7,851,994.00 under the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) 2017. Library building at nightThis means Westford’s $7.8 million of matching funds and town costs will come before Westford voters at the October 17 Special Town Meeting and on the November 8 local ballot. 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:

  • 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
  • 2022 July 7 – Provisional grant notification from MBLC of $7,851,994
  • 2022 October 17 – Project to be voted upon at Special Town Meeting [2/3rds vote ensures passage]
  • 2022 November 8 – Project to be voted upon at the local ballot [majority support ensures passage]

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