When the Library building was closed, we expanded our investment in digital resources, ensuring that the community would have access to best-in-class resources in person and virtually.
During the first three months that the building was closed, there were more than 375 programs and 13,000 participants in the Library’s groups, classes and virtual events.
While we were Safe at Home, the Library continued connecting us with a world of ideas, information and entertainment.
Engaging in Conversations
Whether it’s to gain a new perspective, better your skills or feel less isolated in retirement (or during a pandemic), book clubs, talks with award-winning authors, civic affairs discussion groups and networking workshops are wildly popular at the Library.
To help educate young people this summer, the Library tripled our Learning Clubs and created two innovative programs: Camp Explore, a speaker series featuring exceptional talent with different areas of expertise, and a first-class documentary filmmaking camp for teens led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Mick Davie.
The Hub of the Community
When the Westport Library Transformation project was completed in June 2019, the vision of the Library as a community center was realized. Encircled by the downtown business area and with magnificent views of the Saugatuck River, the Library is a jewel in Westport’s crown.
While the pandemic made in-person experiences impossible, we implemented a detailed plan that will allow us to fully reopen while protecting the health and safety of patrons and staff. We know that soon the Library will again be the place in town where people gather, bonds formed, and the community is strengthened.
Giving to the Westport Library is an investment in the community.