Special Notice for Saturday, September 25, 2021:

The library will be closing early today at 3 PM for the Westbrook Firemen’s 100th Anniversary Parade. Thank you to all who attended today’s Open House for the Lew Daniels Technology Center.

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

Upcoming Events

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: Tuesdays, September 21st and 28th at 12:15 PM at the Westbrook Public Library. Let’s read, sing, and have fun together! Weather permitting, we will meet outdoors by the library entrance. Intended for 3-5 year old children. Registration required.

Books and Barks: We have two new dates available in September where children can schedule time to read with Humor! Saturday, September 11th, 10 AM-11AM and Friday, September 24th, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM. There are 4 fifteen minute time slots available both days. Call the library to register.

Lew Daniels Technology Center Open House: Saturday, September 25, 10 AM-12 PM. In celebration of Lew Daniels, Westbrook Public Library Director Emeritus from 1980 – 2020, and the opening of the Lew Daniels Technology Center, there will be an Open House at the Westbrook Public Library on Saturday, September 25. This event will be held rain or shine, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, with a dedication at 11:00 am.

Summer Reading Survey: Did you participate in any programs this summer at the Westbrook Public Library? Perhaps you attended an outdoor movie night, picked up a Take and Make, or played Summer Reading BINGO. Please complete our survey so that we may help serve you better in the future.

Story Time with Homeschoolers: The third Wednesday of each month (next one is on October 20th) 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 October 20th) 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