Library News

Join us for the Solar Eclipse!

On the afternoon of Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. In Southeast Michigan, approximately 80% of the sun will be eclipsed. The library has two upcoming all-ages programs related to this rare astronomical event:

We have received a large number of requests for solar eclipse glasses and we are out of eclipse glasses except for a limited number that will be available at our solar eclipse-related programs on Thursday and Monday. If you are looking for eclipse glasses in advance, please check out this page for information about reputable vendors of eclipse glasses and other viewing equipment.

Aug 14, 2017
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Wayne County Department of Public Services will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, August 12th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Westland Shopping Center. Click here for a list of acceptable items and don't miss this opportunity to clean out your garage, basement, or storage area! 

Aug 11, 2017
Volunteers Needed!

Westland Public Library is looking for dedicated adult volunteers to deliver books and materials every other Wednesday to Westland Homebound residents. If you are interested in supporting this program and donating your time, please contact Yvonne Lopetrone by phone at (734) 326-6123. Download the Volunteer Application and turn it into the Reference Department. You will have to pass a reference/background check for this position, along with providing proof of valid license and current auto insurance coverage.

Aug 4, 2017
The Youth Department Teams Up With UNICEF Kid Power Bands

This summer the Westland Library youth department are teaming up with UNICEF Kid Power to make this year’s Summer Reading theme “Build a Better World” a reality!

The library ladies are dividing into three teams to compete in a friendly competition to see which team can reach the largest step goal between the start of Summer Reading on June 17th and the end of Summer Reading on July 29.

This year’s Summer Reading program strives to teach children to build a better world by respecting and helping others, taking care of the environment, constructing, and of course...reading. For each step taken while wearing the UNICEF Kid Power bands the ladies will help to unlock lifesaving food packets for kids in need around the world.Kids birth to age 12 can stop by the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program and watch the ladies’ progress!

The UNICEF Kid Power bands will be given as prizes at the end of the summer so that kids can continue the task of building a better world.

We are so excited to be part of UNICEF Kid Power!

Watch their progress on the "Westland Library Kids" Facebook page as well! 

Jun 22, 2017
Meet Libby. Brought to you by OverDrive.

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — they are adding features and squashing bugs every day.

For more information, please visit OverDrive: https://meet.libbyapp.com/

Jun 19, 2017
Friends of the Library Meeting Cancelled

The Friends of the Library will not meet during the month of July. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

In the meantime, the Friends wish to thank all who have donated books, CDs, and DVDs! Don't forget to check out our donations box in the south end of the library parking lot!

Jun 13, 2017

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