By order of the Town the Library is closed to the public. The closing is for an indefinite period of time for now. It is being done to slow the spread of COVID- 19 in our community. We will check phone messages and email from 9-5 Tuesday through Saturday throughout this period. We regret any inconvenience and the disruption of our normal services. However, public safety is a primary concern and the Town has decided that these steps are prudent and necessary.
We have automatically renewed all materials currently on loan to May 1. If you’d like, you can return materials to our book return to the right of the front door or put them in the blue drive up book drop in the back parking lot.
FREE WIFI is available outside the building. You can pick it up in your car. Try to park close to the building. Be advised, this WIFI is not password protected. Use at your own risk. During the day (weather permitting) a small collection of free books and DVDs is near the front door. While the federal tax deadline has been extended, tax forms and booklets are also outside during the day.
Coronavirus Testing Information for you, your families, and the General Public
In addition to the CT
Department of Public Health State Laboratory, there are now 15 alternative
locations across CT that are offering drive-thru Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
These locations include Yale-New Haven Hospital, Midstate Medical Center, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Bristol Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, , Johnson Memorial Hospital, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, Saint Marys Hospital, and Waterbury Hospital.
As a reminder, no individual should arrive at any of these locations and request to be tested.
Anyone experiencing symptoms should consult with their medical provider first, and then they will be referred for testing.
A Physician must order the test.
Zachary Faiella, MPH, RS
Director of Health
Westbrook Health Department
866 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Tel: (860) 399-9869
Fax: (860) 399-2084
World travelers Tom & Gloria Elliott have set up a stunning new display featuring drawings, weaving, and garments from the Stans of Central Asia- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. On display through the end of April.
A note from the Library :
Our wonderful Assistant Librarian Brittany Pearson has been offered and has accepted the position of Head of Reference and Adult Services at the North Haven Memorial Library. She will begin working there in March. Brittany has been responsible for teen and young adult services, social media, and technology support for library patrons and staff since January 2015. She developed an outstanding book collection and lively programs for teens and young adults. Brittany offered patient instruction and valuable tech support to many people struggling to use the vast and ever changing array of popular electronic devices, and helped the library keep current with social media and new technology. Our library and community will definitely miss her. We wish her well in her new position and know how fortunate North Haven’s public library is to have her joining their staff.
Check out more events and programs on our Events Page, Children’s Page or the Teen page.
Look for a list of SCORE workshops on the Events Page.
FindItCT is a free service, from the Connecticut State Library. You can local materials throughout the various libraries in Connecticut. Please note, the feature to request items from other libraries is yet to be available. However, you can fill out this form and we will get it for you.
Overdrive and RBDigital give you access to free e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines.
Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Free to all Westbrook patrons. Sign up today!
More resources can be found on our resources page.