On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Eve, the Library will be closed for evening Curbside hours (6:30-8:30 p.m.).; we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 27. The Library will resume Curbside Service on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.RETURNS: Patrons wearing masks may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. For CURBSIDE PICKUP Mon - Sat see SERVICES. For BOOK THE BROWSE TENT and IN-HOUSE BROWSING see SERVICES. For VIRTUAL offerings for all ages see KIDS and EVENTS. For safe downloadable formats see ECOLLECTIONS.

Virtual Holiday Pies with Liz Barbour, Thursday, Dec. 17

Virtual Holiday Pies with Liz Barbour on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. A delicious holiday pie is one pie crust and one filling away!...

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Upcoming Kids Programs

Craft Bundles Craft bundles! A bi-weekly craft you pick up curbside bundled with a surprise book! We will give you more details in the...

In-House Browsing Appointments, Curbside During Covid, Book a Time in the Browsing Tent and Laptops on the Lawn!

Curbside Pickup Service:  Please place your selections ( Although inter-library delivery is now available, items will be placed in quarantine for one week so...

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image of library facadeWESTFORD is now #8 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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