Library Transformation Is Complete. Grand Reopening Set For Sunday!

Few things in life exceed my expectations.

The Westport Library’s transformation project does.

I’ve written about the remarkable process that, over the past 18 months, has turned what was already a town jewel into a sparkling diamond.

I won’t go into all the details here. Suffice it to say that from top (expanded children’s section, more meeting rooms, wider balcony) to bottom (nestle between the stacks and the river) — with special attention paid to the main Forum floor (state-of-the-art stage, amazing people-watching pyramid, beautiful reading rooms, recording studio, brand-new café) and outside (shape-shifting stairs and entrance on Jesup Green) — the transformed library will awe all who use it. And everyone else downtown too.

Artist’s rendering of the main floor Forum. Come see for yourself on Sunday!

The public gets its first look at it all this Sunday (June 23).

A ribbon-cutting takes place at 11, on the new Jesup stairs. After a couple of brief speeches, the library will host 5 hours of fun, interactive events.

Bands, artists, live podcasts, a performance by world-renowned/Westport neighbor pianist Frederic Chiu, children’s music, discussions, acoustic guitar, dance, exhibits, MakerSpace demos — that and much more is in store.

Community partners like Earthplace, the Westport Historical Society, Wakeman Town Farm and Westport Garden Club will welcome the library into its new home.

Click here for full details.

Then book it!

The new Jesup Green main level entrance.

2 responses to “Library Transformation Is Complete. Grand Reopening Set For Sunday!

  1. Eric William Buchroeder SHS ‘70

    Seeking an update on the status of the heritage tile wall? Ship lap? Barn doors for the rest rooms?

    Tune in to the next Christina On The Coast to find out.

  2. Would like to be updated on the location of the river walk tiles in the newly opened library…..