Before Visiting the Library
Please review the following information:
Library Procedures for COVID-19
Updated March 1, 2022
Books & Barks (Open to All Ages): September 27th 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 or stop in at the library to schedule a reading time. Unable to see Nelson next week? He’ll be back in October.
Story Time: Our last September Story Time will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 10:30 am. Let’s read, sing, and have fun together! We’ll meet in the Children’s Room due to the construction project. Registration requested.
Research Skills for Homeschooling Teens and Pre-Teens: Students will learn valuable skills and knowledge on how to gather, analyze, evaluate, and present information. This program will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 am. Younger siblings are encouraged to register for the Library’s Story Time for Homeschoolers, which meets at the same time. For more information and to register, visit www.tinyurl.com/westbrookresearch or call 860-399-6422.
Story Time with Homeschoolers: We will meet at 11 am on the first Wednesday of each month to explore books and our world with hands-on activities. This program is intended for children 4-9 years old. The time coincides with the Research Skills for Pre-Teens and Teens program offered to older homeschool students. Our first Story Time with Homeschoolers will meet on Wednesday, October 5th.
Teen Advisory Board: Students in grades 6th-12th are invited to join this year’s TAB. These students will work with the Public Service Librarian to make the Westbrook Public Library a welcoming and fun place for teens and young adults, make recommendations for new library materials (books, video games, board games, and so on), and create new programming for students. The Teen Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of the month beginning in October (October 6th) at 6 pm (pizza and snacks are provided). Registration required.
Cookbook Club: Like yummy food and chatting with nice people? Come join the Cookbook Club! Attendees bring a recipe of their choosing from the month’s selected cookbook. The next Cookbook Club meeting is on Tuesday, October 11th at 5 pm. Registration required. To register, ask at the Circulation Desk or call the Library.
EnergizeCT Interactive Mobile Trailer: Stop by the library between 3-6 pm on Thursday, October 20th to experience hands-on exhibits and conduct experiments, while learning about making smart energy choices. Everyone in the family will enjoy this program. To learn more, visit EnergizeCT’s website. Registration is not required.
Spooktacular Halloween Paper Crafts: Get in the mood for Halloween by creating spooky cards and pictures with Sharon Schoenberger. We will meet on Saturday, October 22nd from 10-11 am, in the Community Room. This program is geared for children years old and up. Registration requested.
Books & Barks (for Children): Read to Izzie, a young dog hoping to enter Guide Dog school! She will be available to listen to, then visit with, readers for approximately 15 minutes at a time. Four time slots will be available, on Tuesday, October 25th, from 3:15-4:15 pm. Stop in or call the Library for more information and to register.
Westbrook StoryWalk®: Enjoy a wonderful book while talking a stroll through the path between the Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and the Westbrook Public Library. Our newest book is Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds. 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.
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.