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.

Library Building Project

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  • Library Building Project

Planning for a 21st Century Library:

The J. V. Fletcher Library is now thirty-two years out from its most recent renovation /expansion. That expansion and the multi-year Library Beautification Project have served the Town of Westford well. The Board of Library Trustees and Library Administration have the responsibility to continue planning, and to open a discussion on a new Library chapter — a 21st Century Library. This planning initiative began in 2012.

For the first time in 2014, municipalities with populations over 10,000 were eligible to apply for a Planning and Design grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Working from 2012 through December 2013, the Library Trustees and Director produced the following grant application for a Feasibility Study, with a $50,000 grant awarded in June 2014, funds which were matched by the Town.


PLANNING AND DESIGN GRANT 2014 APPLICATION:

[WESTFORD planning & design application 1.3.pdf]


PLANNING AND DESIGN GRANT CALENDAR:

LFNC CALENDAR 8.18.16.pdf


The Library Building Program was approved by the Board of Library Trustees and submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for review and approval in a FINAL format, for inclusion in the competitive MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANT round, due January 26, 2017.           View the final document.


LIBRARY BUILDING PROGRAM SQ. FT. BREAKDOWN:

Fletcher Library program – Final.pdf


MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM GRANT SUBMITTAL

 MPLCP Westford Application FINAL.pdf


2019 LIBRARY BUILDING PROJECT POWERPOINT:

MPLCP PPT 3.19.pptx


Westford Waitlisted for Library Construction Grant:

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) voted to place the J. V. Fletcher Library on a waitlist for a Provisional Construction Grant. The grant is part of the state-funded MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM (MPLCP) which helps libraries across the state meet the growing demand for library services with expanded and improved library facilities. Thirty-three libraries completed the grant round process in 2017 and through a rigorous review, 9 libraries were identified to receive grants and 24 were placed on a waitlist (Westford is now number 8 on the waitlist). Waitlisted libraries will receive construction grants as the funding becomes available either through the MBLC’s existing bond bill or a future bond authorization; the MBLC is currently seeking bond funding as part of its FY2020 legislative agenda. This means Westford could be in line for $7.8 million of matching funding and community votes to approve funds and proceed with the library renovation/expansion in the 2023-2024 timeframe. Town residents will vote on funding both at a future Town Meeting and at the ballot.


J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY EXPANSION CALENDAR:

 SPACE TIMELINE 1.22.19.pdf

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