By order of the Town, the Library is closed to the public. The closing is for an indefinite period of time. 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. Links for local information on COVID-19 are on our resources page. Look for the Town of Westbrook, Westbrook Emergency Management and the Westbrook Public Schools links.
We have automatically renewed materials currently on loan to July 1. 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. All materials received are being quarantined for at least 72 hours before handling.
We are beginning to offer non- contact Take Out service for requested materials. You can call the library at 860 399-6422 (leave a message if we don’t pick up) or send us an e-mail to email@example.com with your request. We will call or e-mail you when it is ready to pick up. We will check it out to you and put it in a bag with your name on it on the red cart by the front door.
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.
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
The Library Board of Directors, by unanimous decision, has appointed Mr. Timothy Kellogg as Westbrook’s next Library Director beginning July 2, 2020. Mr. Kellogg comes with very impressive credentials and currently is the Circulation Librarian at the Guilford Free Library. His references were outstanding and he has all the necessary qualifications needed for this important position in Westbrook.
MaryJo Noonan, Chairman Westbrook Public Library Board offered the following comments on Mr.Kellogg’s appointment:
“Mr. Tim Kellogg brings to our Public Library a passion for sharing all that Libraries have to offer! He has experience with the many facets of a Director’s responsibilities, professionalism, and essential technology skills.
The Board looks forward to working with Tim as he positively impacts Library staff, programming, individual patrons and our Community.”
We all look forward to Mr. Kellogg joining our 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.