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: 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 Mon.-Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m.) calling 978-399-2300 from the parking lot to collect your item. We now offer "BOOK THE BROWSE TENT" and "LAPTOP ON THE LAWN." Please check back for updates on our virtual offerings and collections.

Pre-School Story Times

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  • Pre-School Story Times

Continuing through the fall session, we have changed our line up of story time offerings based on interest and covid guidelines. As long as the weather permits, we will be doing a short term special registration Mother Goose program outside. We will also be delivering one general prerecorded story time on our Facebook group, described below.

Please send a request to join the private J.V. Fletcher Library Youth Services Department Facebook page to see all kinds of other fun posts and news from your friends in Youth Services.

We will revisit offering a variety of virtual story time options after the weather keeps us from going outside.

Story Times

Registration Mother Goose – starting September 29, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM until New England weather tells us no MORE!

Due to increased interest and being mindful of the Governor’s guidelines for no gatherings over 50 people, and the need for contact tracing, Mother Goose had been changed to a REGISTRATION program. You need to register to attend this outdoor, in-person bi-weekly program for babies and preschoolers.

Be sure to list each person who is attending (you can enter up to four names, including yours when registering) – BABIES AND ADULTS.

The first name entered, Registrant, is the person with the library card. For now, this program is open to Westford library card holders only. We are so hopeful that Mother Goose can come back in some larger format in the spring but for now, this is what we have to do in order to keep everyone safe and to abide by the state guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration opens for each week on MONDAY at 6 AM.

If the weather permits (no snow, no rain, no gale force winds, no temperatures under 55 degrees), we will be OUTDOORS and SOCIALLY-DISTANCED on the grass between the library and the church. We will set out markers to socially distance families – since the ground may be damp from dew, please bring a blanket or portable chairs.

Youth Services staff will be masked and performing for you live on the lawn. Masks are required for all who attend except for children age two and under. Please help your children maintain social distance from other families.

Drive up valet book bundles – say yes on the form if you want a book bundle for pickup as you leave the parking lot. Order here with your form and library card,  pull up in your car after Mother Goose, give us your name, and we will hand over a bundle of books for you.

VIRTUAL Pajama Time is once a month on a Monday evening for children ages 3 to 7. Children can watch in real time – register for each night separately up to 6 pm, you will be emailed a meeting link to log into. Get into those pajamas and grab a favorite stuffed animal or blanket.

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