The Library is Air Conditioned and is open Monday and Tuesday 10am - 9pm. Masks continue to be appreciated in Library Spaces serving Young Unvaccinated Users.

8/15: Author Q&A with Rajani LaRocca

NEW DATE: Monday, August 15th from 3-4pm Join us for a special meeting of the Middle Grade Book Club! We will discuss the Newbery...

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...

8/11: Young Adult Book Club

Join Jess to discuss Mark Oshiro’s novel Anger is a Gift. Copies of the book are available at the Main Desk. For grades 8-12....

NEXT Meeting in our Summer Gardening Series

Wednesday, July 22 at 10 AM. Drop on or register for a reminder email. In June we ate kale, mounded up the potatoes, and...

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Meeting Room
Children,Family
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Mary Atwood
Adult
Monday, August 15, 2022
Hosting library Zoom account
Adult
Monday, August 15, 2022
Outside
Children,Family
Monday, August 15, 2022
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Meeting Room
Tween/Teen
Monday, August 22, 2022
Hosting library Zoom account
Adult
Monday, August 22, 2022
Outside
Family
Monday, August 22, 2022
Outside
Adult

New in Circulation



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
  • 2022 October 17 – Project to be voted upon at Special Town Meeting [2/3rds vote ensure passage]
  • 2022 November 8 – Project to be voted upon at the local ballot [majority support ensures passage]

Check out the Library Value Calculator.

 

 


What are you looking for?