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Library Asks For Support at Annual Town Meeting

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J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)
J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

SUPPORT THE J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY at Town Meeting by voting in our proposed $35,000 expenditure for the Library Feasibility Study.  The Town of Westford will conduct a Feasibility Study to assess the potential for a renovation/expansion of the current J. V. Fletcher Library facility on the Town Common site, or elsewhere, for the projected population of 2034. Twenty-seven years after the most recent addition, the current library space is constrained to find space to put “the public” in our Public Library.

In a world where cyberSPACE is the new “place” where answers are sought and retrieved, why does a public library need more physical space? Cyberspace cannot offer: a chair to rock a fussy baby; a family bathroom with space for a caregiver, a stroller, a toddler and an infant; an imaginative, responsive Children’s Area; a Teen Space reflecting new technology and trends; physical study, research and tutorial spaces; a makerspace or computer lab; conference and community gathering spaces and code and safety-compliant public areas.

Support your Library in pursuing two state-funded grants; vote your support and be part of the next chapter in Library service.

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