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You Asked: What Does the New Library Look Like Inside?

Patch recently visited the new library to take a look inside while it's still being worked on.

 

Patch recently paid a visit to the new main branch of the Westwood Public Library that is currently still being constructed. Most of the library materials have already been moved. The new building is 32,000 Sq. Ft., while the old building was only 18,000 Sq. Ft. It is expected to open some time early next year.

The library has about 75,000 volumes, as well as 15,000 audiovisual materials. Approximately 120,000 people visit the library each year, although statistically, according to Library Director Tom Viti, that number usually increases by 20-25% when a new building opens.

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Some of the new things the new library will offer are Wi-Fi throughout the building, a larger meeting room where the library will hold their own events, as well as be a place where other organizations can meet, a gallery area with local art on display, self checkout and RFID, which is sort of like a barcode, but the scanner doesn't have to scan the actual spot; rather, the book only needs to be placed on the scanner area.

Take a look at the photos to see what the library looks like right now.

Mary Beth Persons November 27, 2012 at 05:06 PM
The new library looks beautiful!
Citizen November 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Surely a fraction of the multi-million dollar budget could have been shaved off and the funds given to the firefighters to update the aging and crumbling firehouses. However, as the eyesore that is the high school has shown, it's all about keeping up with the Jonses, or the Westons in this case.
Waste More Money November 28, 2012 at 12:23 AM
WOW what a gorgeous opulent building. Its a shame it was the last town building that should have been replaced. The town hall, police station, both fire stations, and every school other than WHS should be replaced. But townspeople continue to pay their taxes blindly and not ask questions. Come on--certain people are nitpicking every damn curb, sign and bush for the University Station project (for the second time!!) but NO ONE every asked any questions about why this library had to be so big and so over the top??? a special 25,000 ceiling held up by 10 cent metal clips. oooh cant wait till we pass an override to fix the new library

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