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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.

Rhode Island Teen Book Awards

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High school students from across Rhode Island have voted! One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus was selected as the winner for 2020! 

The Honor Books are What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera and Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island. The nominees were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 9 and up. Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their local school and public libraries and area stores.

In addition, the committee is proud to announce the list of 22 nominees for the 2021 award:


Here is the complete list of the 22 nominees for 2020: 


For further information, contact 

(link sends e-mail).  More information on the committee and the award, current and past nominees, discussion guides, and promotional fliers and bookmarks can be found on the website, www.riteenbookaward.org