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About Us

 

On January 29, 1940 a public meeting of citizens of Westfield was held to discuss the possibility of providing the town with a library. A representative of the State Library who was present suggested a motion be made to organize a public library association. This was done, trustees were nominated and elected. Rooms were rented in the Odd Fellows Hall (see picture - courtesy of the Westfield Historical Society).

With the help of the women's club, Le Cercle Moderne, in securing members; the American Legion in collecting books and gifts; shelving and an insurance policy, the project was under way. By the end of a year the original site was outgrown, and the library was moved to its present location on Maple Street.

In 1946 it was decided to buy a permanent site. By 1949 enough money had been raised for a down payment of $ 3,000. The balance was loaned by a member of the community. The library was incorporated as a non-profit organization in June of that year. Through the years the library has undergone extensive interior and exterior remodeling. The latest project was completed in 2001 when a new children's room was built on.

The Westfield Public Library is a member of thePotter-Tioga Library System, the only two-county system in Pennsylvania.