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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.


An eighteen-member Board of Trustees governs the Association. Fifteen of the Trustees are selected from the roster of Incorporators. In addition, there are three ex-officio Trustees: a member of the Westerly Town Council, a member of the Stonington Board of Selectmen, the President of the Friends of the Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park. Today there are over 250 Incorporators of the Memorial and Library Association. New Incorporators are proposed by the Nominating Committee and elected at the annual meeting in September.

    • Susan H. Ogle, President
    • Betty-Jo Cugini, Vice-President
    • Sharon Morgan, Secretary
    • William F. Meyer, Treasurer
    • Deborah L. Bell
    • Thomas F. Boll
    • George A. Comolli
    • Mojie Friehl
    • Charles A. Glew
    • Mary M. Goodman
    • Robert J. Holland
    • Ian Newbury
    • Jennifer Obrey
    • Peter B. Robinson
    • Justin J. Stevenson III
Ex-Officio Trustees
    • Suzanne Giorno – Westerly Town Council Representative
    • Danielle Chesbrough - Stonington Selectmen Representative
    • Peg Murphy-Bright – Friends of Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, Vice President
Admistrative Staff
    • Brigitte Hopkins, Executive Director
    • Bill Lancellotta, Assistant Director

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