Board of Trustees

Mary Carol Kendzia, President

Ann Lain, Vice President

Peter Robinson, Treasurer

Maria Bernier, Secretary

Deborah L. Bell

Thomas F. Boll

Betty-Jo Cugini

Mojie Friel

Robert Gervasini

Mary Jo Girard

Deborah Harold

Gara LaMarche

William J. Miller, Jr.

Jennifer Obrey

Colleen Sullivan

Louis M. Toscano


For access to all Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas and Minutes, please click here and search Westerly Library.


The mission of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is to strengthen community and enrich lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, technology, nature, and the arts.


Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives to be a premier intellectual, cultural, and botanical asset for the region.

Core Values

  • Stewardship - Preserve the library and park to ensure relevance in the future with respect to our rich past.
  • Equitable Access - Provide resources, technology, information, and facilities to all people regardless of race, sexuality, gender expression, ability, spirituality, or age.
  • Respect - Honoring diversity, individual perspectives, and the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Collaboration - Promote and facilitate cooperation and intellectual engagement. 
  • Enrichment - Bring meaningful fulfillment through programs, resources, innovation, and nature.

Strategic Plan

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park aims to offer innovative programming, a robust array of online databases and resources, and provides information for the community in keeping with our mission. Wilcox Park serves as an essential lifeline to many, contributing an opportunity for children, families, senior citizens, and their four-legged friends to take a much-needed break and enjoy nature in a safe communal space. We strive to meet the needs of our patrons and visitors today, and anticipate upcoming needs. Our Strategic Plan will guide us into the future and assist in meeting those necessities. 

Full Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Short Version Strategic Plan 2023-2027


Annual Report 2023


2023 Financial Statements

Fiscal Year Ending 2023 990

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