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Friday Flashback #203

The Westport Library is slowly reopening. The newly transformed building includes a spectacular children’s section, filled with books, games, and a killer view of the Saugatuck River.

Generations of Westporters still remember the original library, across the Post Road where the PopT’Art gallery, Freshii and Starbucks are now.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Ehrismann)

The children’s library was on the second floor. It was probably large and well-stocked for its time. It had a very particular smell and sound.

Generations of boys and girls raced up the loudly clanging stairs for reading times, other programs, and to check out the latest kids’ books.

Not many photos were taken of those days, but Jean Whitehead posted this one on social media:

Do you have a favorite Westport Library memory, from the old building? Click “Comments” below.

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