What’s Happening at the J.V. Fletcher Library?

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The following comes from Ellen Rainville, Library Director:

Dear Westford Friends:

We all hope you are staying safe and well as we move together through this challenging time. Your library staff misses you too. But please know we are still here for you — offering free downloadable collections, homework help in our databases, home schooling support, enrichment, information and entertainment. As our collections, Book Clubs, programs and services move from physical to virtual, you can reach us for help at [email protected]. We have shifted our funding, staffing, resources and focus to supporting you in this new reality.

Still serving you,

Ellen Rainville, Library Director


More from the Library

During this time, we hope you will explore our large number of databases and digital collections that include e-books, audiobooks, movies magazines, television series, the Great Courses, comics, and music. These collections provide content for all audiences and age groups. If you need your Library card number or a new card, send us an email at [email protected]

We ask that you continue to hold on to your items. Due dates have been extended until May 15.

Please continue to check our website for updates. The staff is posting daily about online services, social distancing resources, and some fun items for stress relief.

Spotlight on Hoopla!: Have you tried our newest service, Hoopla? Hoopla has no waiting lists. Every item in their collections are available for immediate download. Choose from movies, TV series, e-books, audiobooks, music, and comics. There are collections for all age groups, including “read alongs” for kids and home schooling resources. Need to get in a workout at home? Check out the health and fitness videos available for download. Typically, you may check out up to 10 items per month. Due to these challenging times, Hoopla has added over 1,000 titles to “Bonus Borrows. “Bonus Borrows” do not count towards your 10 items per month. Go to Categories to find listings of “Bonus Borrows” as well as numerous linked lists in all kinds of subject areas. There is a “Categories” link from each format collection

COVID-19 Digital Archive: The Library is collecting a digital archive of community members’ experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in real time. There are multiple ways you can participate and submit your experiences to this archive. Record and submit a daily digital journal, or submit photos, or both! A staff member will review your submissions and get back to you. Please be aware that all submitted journals and photos will be assumed submissions to the archive. To learn more, go to https://westfordlibrary.org/research/covid-19-digital-archive/

Virtual Book Club Meeting: The Library’s Adult Book Discussion Club will be meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland, If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Kristina Leedberg.

The J.V. Fletcher Library is located at 50 Main St., Westford. For more information, visit http://www.westfordlibrary.org or email us at [email protected]