The Library is Open
We are working every day to adapt our services to the changing landscape of the pandemic. Thank you for your support and patience. Here is what we are doing. The library is open for indoor services Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM-8 PM. Indoor services include unlimited browsing and borrowing of library materials, physically distanced seating for study and leisure, physically distanced computer use for at least an hour at a time, periodicals, copying and printing for 10 cents per page, faxes for $1 per job, reference assistance, and touchless technology assistance by appointment. We will continue to offer curbside service Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM. We are accepting limited bookings for room use for groups, meetings, and programs. Meeting Room Applications are available here. The library will be following state and local health requirements related to COVID-19. Here is what this means for your use of the library. Masks are required to enter the building for any length of time, regardless of vaccination status (updated 8/2/21).

Before Visiting the Library
Please review the following information about our services:

Library Service Updates
Updated June 26, 2021

Library Procedures for COVID-19
Updated August 2, 2021

Lew Daniels Technology Center: is now open Tuesday-Friday 3-5 PM, Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Thursday, October 28 3-8 PM. Hours for the LDTC will be updated monthly.

Upcoming Events

Spooktacular Halloween Crafts: Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00-11:00 AM. Meet in the Community Room of the library to join crafters with Shoreline Community Women and create special Halloween keepsakes. Intended for school-age children. Registration required.

Outdoor Movie Night: Halloween Edition: Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 pm. Watch a scary(ish) movie in celebration of Halloween. Intended for teens and young adults. Please note that the movie may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Registration required.

Virtual Author Talk with Dorie Greenspan: Saturday, November 6th at 4:00 pm. Participate in a virtual author visit with renowned chef, author, and Westbrook resident, Dorie Greenspan. Hosted by Priscilla Martel. Intended for older teens and adults. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Students in 8th-12th grade will work with the Public Service Librarian to create new programming for teens and young adults, make recommendations for new library materials (video games, books, board games, etc.), and make the library a welcoming and inviting place for teens and young adults. Registration required.

Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM at the Westbrook Public Library. Let’s read, sing, and have fun together! Weather permitting, we will meet outdoors by the library entrance. Registration required.

Story Time with Homeschoolers: The third Wednesday of each month (next one is on November 17th) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Westbrook Public Library. A special story time and related activities for children who are homeschooled. This program is for children ages 4-8 years old, but younger siblings are always welcome. Registration required.

Research Skills for Pre-teens and Teens: The third Wednesday of each month (next one is on November 17) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Westbrook Public Library. Each class will focus on a different library/research skill, such as locating materials in the library, finding reliable resources, and citing sources. This program is for children ages 10-18 years old. Registration required.

Virtual Services

Hoopla Digital
Ancestry for Libraries
Digital Magazines
Remote Printing
Virtual Story Hour with Mrs. Nyman
Weekly Tech Trivia
What To Do In Connecticut

New Books