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The Westport Library To Operate on Reduced Schedule: Temporary Closing in Anticipation of Grand Re-Opening

May 1, 2019

The Westport Library To Operate on Reduced Schedule,

Temporary Closing in Anticipation of Grand Re-Opening

Library to Close 6/3-6/22 to Complete the Library Transformation

Book Donation Trailer will remain open and continue to accept donations. 

Westport, CT– The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the Grand Reopening of its newly transformed Library on Sunday, June 23. In preparation for the reopening, the Library will be operating on a modified schedule beginning Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31. During this time, the Riverwalk Level of the Library will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 -9 pm, and on Friday from 1 -6 pm. The Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, June 1 from 9 am - 5 pmand Sunday, June 2 from 1 - 5 pm.

To complete the final elements of the transformation, starting Monday, June 3, through Saturday, June 22, the entire Library will be closed to efficiently and safely integrate new collections and resources on all three floors, install and test new state-of-the-art technology throughout the Library, as well as finalize all the details necessary to prepare for the Grand Reopening on June 23. The Library’s digital collection will continue to be available; however, there may be brief interruptions due to system upgrades. No fines will be levied while the Library is closed.

The new Westport Library will reopen at 11 am on Sunday, June 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a full day of events created to showcase the new 21st-century Westport Library and all it has to offer.  “After a decade in the making, the Westport Library is a shining example of what today’s library can and should be,”said Bill Harmer, Executive Director of the Westport Library.

“This transformation took years of dedication and support from countless people,” said Library Board of Trustees President Iain Bruce. “We are grateful to the State of Connecticut, the town, our donors, our Board, our patrons, our volunteers and our staff for their faith in the project and unwavering support for the vision of this 21st-century Library.”

Please keep checking the website for the latest details.

For questions regarding the closing or for additional information please contact Robin Powell, at rpowell [at] westportlibrary [dot] org or call 203.291.4820