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Library Status Update:
Revised July 2, 2020

By order of the Town, the Library is still 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 are working on our reopening plans. 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 August 1. Otherwise, all due dates and fines are being waived at this time. 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 do ask that you please hold on to your donated books for now.

We 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 westbrook.public.lib@gmail.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.

There is another staffing change at the library to announce. Our assistant librarian Joan Geissler who has worked at the library for 42 years is retiring at the end of June. Joan began work in 1978 and in 1988 was promoted to assistant librarian. She has run the library circulation department managing patron registration, holds, and requests. She is probably best known for her “making people happy” calls to patrons when their requests are ready for pick up. Her many library friends will miss her cheerful and friendly presence. As will her colleagues at the Westbrook Public Library. We wish her a long and happy retirement, good health, and safe harbor during this challenging time.