Please read our announcement below about our "Limited Reopening." Item Returns and Curbside Pickups: Patrons wearing masks , may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. Curbside Pickup service: Please place your selections on hold through the Library Catalog. (Please Note: Inter-library Delivery is now available. Items received from other libraries will be quarantined for one week so please anticipate delays. )You will be notified when your order is ready for pick up and may come any time during our pick up hours (Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. -4 p.m. and M-Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m.). We now offer "Book A Time Under the Browsing Tent" and "Laptops on the Lawn". Please check back for updates on our Summer Reading Programs, virtual offerings and collections.

Kids Special Programs

Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm, LIVE, DRIVE IN Summer Reading Finale with the Toe Jam Puppet Band LIVE Drive in concert, Wednesday, August...

Updated – Curbside During Covid Evening and Saturday Hours Added,Book a Time in the Browsing Tent and Laptops on the Lawn!

The J. V. Fletcher Library will reopen to the public on a limited basis on Wednesday, August 5 . Please click here for more...

Downloadable Collections, Homework,Homeschooling, and Other Resources Accessible from Home!

The Library’s e-collections provide downloadable access to music, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming video.  All of these collections provide entertainment for kids, teens/tweens, and...

LIMITED REOPENING

The J. V. Fletcher Library will reopen to the public on a limited basis on Wednesday, August 5 Dear Patrons, As of August 5,...

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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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