Construction on stairwell by café occurs on Thursday & Friday, October 5 & 6.
Stairwells to lower Riverwalk level closed off.
Read about the $1M gift that the Library received for the Transformation Project.
Read about the Library's collaboration with the Westport Historical Society for historical files collection ahead of and during construction.
Read the Library's plan for art and installations ahead of construction.
The audio/visual collection has moved and is now on the Main Level.
Sheffer Reading Room is re-configured with extra tables and chairs to accommodate more people for a quiet reading and working space.
Most large programs are now in the Large Reading Room. Be sure to check westportlibrary.org for up-to-date program information and locations.
The Business Reading room is closed to patrons and is now a book-sorting area in support of our Book Sales.
Most magazines are in the Sheffer Reading Room. Newspapers are in the Great Hall.
WESTPORT — When five-year-old Julian Hinojos got to the Westport Library’s Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick off its Transformation Project, he wasn’t interested in the yellow hard hats, shovels or buckets of dirt to symbolize the project’s start. In fact at the event, Julian kept asking his mother, Hilary Nordholm, if they could go to the kid’s room to pick out a book.
Dignitaries take shovels in hand tonight for the symbolic groundbreaking for the Westport Library’s $19.5 million transformation project. Construction starts this month and is expected to take 18 to 21 months.
The Westport Library announce a $1 million-dollar gift made in support of the Community Campaign for the Transformation Project by longtime Library donors and Westport residents Christian J. and Eva Trefz.
The Westport Library announced a Groundbreaking Ceremony to officially kick off its long-awaited Transformation Project. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., just outside the Library on Jesup Green.
Check out this great piece on the Library's Transformation Project in this month's Westport Magazine!
To the Editor:
On Tuesday Jan. 10, the Westport Representative Town Meeting unanimously approved an allocation of $5 million in town funding to be used toward the Westport Library Transformation Project. I am writing today on behalf of the Westport Library Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and countless supporters to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire Westport community for its continued, strident support of our organization and the exciting transformation ahead.