Starting Monday, March 4 and most likely continuing for several days, a geothermal test bore will take place in the library parking lot to determine the future energy source of the new library. The public should expect that parking will be impacted for several days as the rig arrives, drills, then is removed. Some level of noise will also be a factor as drilling will be followed by a generator running to conduct a conductivity test. We apologize for the inconvenience.

YA Advisory Board

2023-2024 Co-Chairs: Jocelyn V. and Pravar M.

Members of the Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) will serve the library as representatives of teen library users. They will work together with the YA Librarian to make improvements to the YA space, suggest additions to the collection, plan events, and provide service to the community. The board will meet once per month.

YAAB Guidelines:

Mission Statement: The Young Adult Advisory Board aims to guide the library on behalf of the young adults of our community. Our goals include diversifying and increasing programs and opportunities, and creating an accepting community for young adults where everyone has the ability to pursue their interests. (J.V. Fletcher YAAB, 2023)

• Suggest and implement aesthetic improvements to the YA Department
• Build a strong YA Community within the library
• Create volunteer opportunities to help the Westford community and beyond
• Advocate for the interests of teenage library users
• Plan and execute special events for teens along with the YA Librarian
Membership: Members of the Young Adult Advisory Board must be in Grade 6 through 12 and live in Westford.
Volunteer Hours: Active members of the Young Adult Advisory Board are eligible for signed community service hours.
• The Young Adult Advisory Board will be a welcoming space for members of any ability, race, religion, national origin, gender, or sexuality.
• Discussions will be respectful, and attention will be given to each member who wishes to share their ideas.
• Criticism will be constructive, and debates will be solved democratically.
• Members will let the YA Librarian know ahead of time if they won’t be able to attend a meeting.
• Members will show respect for the library patrons, library staff and library spaces and will assist with set-up and space breakdown leave meeting spaces clean.

Approved by the J.V. Fletcher Library Trustees 12.5.22

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