The library will be closed Saturday, January 29, 2022 due to weather conditions.
The Library is Open
The library is open 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, 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:
Library Procedures for COVID-19
Updated August 2, 2021
Hot Cocoa Bomb Class: On Tuesday, January 25th from 6 pm to 7 pm, patrons will learn how to make hot cocoa bombs. They will make their own during the class and take the necessary materials and instructions home with them. Ages 10+. Registration is required.
Computer Exploration Program: Ever wonder what the inside of a computer looks like and what each piece of hardware is? Tinker with and explore a desktop computer and its accessories on Saturday, January 29th from 1 pm to 2 pm. Each participant will be provided with a computer tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and tools. Participants will be able to keep the computer and accessories that they examine during the program, completely free!
Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday, February 5th: Join us for Story Time at 10 am. Stay, or drop in later to complete a Scavenger Hunt and receive a prize. Take and Make kits will be available while supplies last. Registration is required for Story Time only.
National Pizza Day Event: Join us on Thursday, February 10th as we celebrate National Pizza Day. Patrons will taste delicious pizza from local pizzerias and vote for their favorite. Participating patrons will be entered for the chance to win a gift card for more tasty pizza at one of the sponsoring pizzerias. Patrons must pick up their box of pizza on Thursday, February 10th between 5 pm and 7 pm. They will have until Tuesday, February 15th at 4 pm to vote. Registration is required. Sponsoring pizzerias include: Alforno Trattoria; Bella Maria Pizzeria; Brickside Pizza; Fiore Pizzeria & Restaurant; Luigi’s Restaurant; Palmieri’s NY Style Pizza; Pizza Works – Old Saybrook; Sal’s Pizza & Pasta; TJ’s Restaurant and Pizza; Westbrook Pizza.
Valentine’s Day Paper Crafting with Shoreline Community Women: Saturday, February 12th, 10:00 to 11 am. Children will channel their creative side making special Valentine’s Day paper crafts with the Shoreline Community Women. Wonderful projects that never disappoint! Registration is required.
Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM at the Westbrook Public Library. Let’s read, sing, and have fun together! We’ll meet downstairs in the Community Room. Registration required.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB): On the first Thursday of each month, 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.
Research Skills for Pre-teens and Teens: The third Wednesday of each month (next one is on February 16th) 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, digital citizenship, and citing sources. This program is for children ages 10-18 years old. Registration required.
Story Time with Homeschoolers: The third Wednesday of each month (next one is on February 16th) 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. February’s story time will feature hands-on learning about penguins and polar bears and how they stay warm and dry. Intended for children ages 4-8 years old, but younger siblings are always welcome. Registration required.