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Library Building Project

The Town of Westford will receive a provisional grant notice from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the Library Construction Project this July...

Young Adult Book Club

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NEXT Meeting in our Summer Gardening Series

Wednesday, June 22 at 4 PM. Drop or register for a reminder email. In May, we planted companion plants and peppers. Christine from Fresh...

KANOPY

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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 2022 and the library renovation and expansion in the 2023-2025 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
  • 2022 July – Provisional grant notification from MBLC
  • 2022 Fall – project to be voted upon by Town

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