Library inaugurates the Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature, celebrating children’s books. The festival is named in honor of author/illustrator Robert Lawson, who called his Westport home Rabbit Hill. It attracts participants from around the country to workshops and lectures given by authors and illustrators, who also visit local schools. The book, The River of Names: a historical tile mural at the Westport Library, Westport, Connecticut, is published, researched and written by Dorothy E. Curran. Over 1,370 children participate in the children’s summer reading program. The Library Board establishes an Advisory Council to bring insight and expertise from the community. Author Calvin Trillin is honored with the 3rd annual Westport Library Award at the Booked for the Evening event. Bill Bangser and Dick Lowenstein receive the Friends of the Library Special Friend Award. The Business Reading Room opens. Carrels and connections for laptops are available for use.