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Library Procedures for COVID-19
Updated March 1, 2022
Outdoor Movie Nights: Join us for the last Outdoor Movie Night of the summer on Friday, August 19th. The Sandlot will be shown on the Library’s back lawn starting at about sunset (approximately 8:15) pm. Free snacks and movie-related crafts will be available, while supplies last.
Story Time: August Story Times will be held on the following Wednesdays at 10 am: August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Let’s read, sing, and have fun together! We’ll meet outside, in front of the Library, if the weather permits. Otherwise, we will meet in the Children’s Room. Registration requested.
Westbrook Trivia: How well do you know Westbrook’s eateries? Answer trivia questions each week in August. Each correct answer gets entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of Westbrook’s local restaurants. The raffle winner will be chosen on Thursday, September 1st.
Westbrook StoryWalk®: Enjoy a wonderful book while talking a stroll through the path between the Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and the Westbrook Public Library. June’s StoryWalk® featured Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis. July’s StoryWalk® presented The Yoga Game by the Sea by Kathy Beliveau. August’s StoryWalk® is The Cookie Fiasco, by Dan Santat and Mo Willems. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Westbrook’s StoryWalk® is funded by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Peach Pit Foundation.
EnergizeCT Interactive Mobil Exhibit: Stop by on August 18th, 4-7:00 pm, when you can learn how to make smart, energy-saving decisions that will help the planet through experiments and hands-on exhibits. This program has something to offer to all members of the family! Learn more about the exhibit here. Registration not required.
Friendship Bracelet Craft: Tuesday, August 23rd between 11 am and 1 pm. Drop in the Children’s Room and create a special friendship bracelet! Registration not required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library.
Books & Barks (All Ages): Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:30-7:30 pm. Read to Nelson, a Certified Therapy Dog! He is available to listen for approximately 15 minutes. He loves books! Please call the library to schedule a reading time.
Water Bottle Decorating: Wednesday, August 24th, 2:30-3:30 pm. Stop over to choose your water bottle and decorate it with special stickers. While supplies last. Registration not required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library.
Community Potluck and Picnic: Thursday, August 25th from 5-6:30 pm. Let’s gather together and share a special meal as the summer winds down. Bring a delicious contribution to share with others or just enjoy a picnic with friends on the Library’s back lawn. Free copies of the Kindness Cookbook will be available (thank you to everyone who donated a recipe!). Afterwards, join us for our Indoor Movie Night (The Bad Guys).
Indoor Movie Night: Thursday, August 25th from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a viewing of The Bad Guys inside the cool and comfortable Community Room. This is a fun movie about having a change of heart, and it will entertain the whole family!
Campfire Excitement: Friday, August 26th at 1 pm to 3 pm. Drop in downstairs in our Community Room, where we will make yummy s’mores and create an indoor campfire craft. Registration required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library.
Spongeball Skirmish: Saturday, August 27th from 12 pm to 1 pm. We will make spongeballs, then pull out the water pails, join teams, and battle! 🙂 While supplies last. Registration requested. This program is funded by the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library.
Books & Barks (Children Only): Sign up to read to Izzie, an aspiring Guiding Eye for the Blind student, on Tuesday, August 30th. She will be available to listen to young readers for 10-15 minutes at a time, beginning at 3:00 pm. Come help this pup get ready for guide dog school! Please call or stop in at the library to schedule a time to read with her.
Museum Passes: Looking to visit a museum, zoo, or park this summer? Thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Westbrook Public Library, Museum Passes are available.
Lew Daniels Technology Center is open by appointment. Ask the library staff if you have questions about making appointments for LDTC services.