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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.

Casey Farms: Project CHICK (Ages 6-12)

Join us for a fun and educational introduction to raising Chickens presented by Casey Farm of RI.

A farm educator from  Historic New England's Casey Farm in Saunderstown will present a slide show about how chickens are raised at the farm. Learn about the life cycle of chickens, what they eat, and what precautions are taken to protect them from predators. A display of various bird eggs, from hummingbird to ostrich will be available for viewing. Children can then observe and touch a live Dominique hen and learn how to properly handle a live baby chick!

The Children's Room will also be receiving all supplies needed to incubate a clutch of eggs after the presentation. Visitors can keep an eye on the incubator in the Children's Room for 21 days until the chicks hatch. The baby chicks will return to Casey Farm a week after hatching.

This program is generously sponsored by Stand Up for Animals

Please note: This program is not suitable for babies or toddlers

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