In accordance with the recommendations from the Westford Board of Health & CDC, face coverings must be worn in all town buildings by all -- vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Teen and Tween Programs

Learn more about our exciting upcoming events ! Programs will be socially distanced and outdoors when possible. We can’t wait to see you at...

Virtual When Getting Along is Not Enough, Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 10/28 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual When Getting Along Is Not Enough. Join Dr. Maureen Walker, a licensed psychologist, speaker, educator and writer who helps...

Upcoming Kids Programs

Story Time and Book Club Sign Ups Sign ups for all of our elementary grade book clubs and registration story times open on Monday,...

Upcoming Events

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image of library facadeWESTFORD is now #5 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 grant notification anticipated in July 2023 and the library renovation and expansion in the 2024-2026 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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