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Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community Westerly Library will be closed until at least April 4th. All programs have been cancelled through April 4th as well. We will continue to communicate with you as our response to this outbreak evolves. Please check back regularly for updates.


An eighteen-member Board of Trustees governs the Association. Fifteen of the Trustees are selected from the roster of Incorporators. In addition, there are three ex-officio Trustees: a member of the Westerly Town Council, a member of the Stonington Board of Selectmen, the President of the Friends of the Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park. Today there are over 250 Incorporators of the Memorial and Library Association. New Incorporators are proposed by the Nominating Committee and elected at the annual meeting in September.

    • Susan H. Ogle, President
    • Betty-Jo Cugini, Vice-President
    • Sharon Morgan, Secretary
    • William J. Meyer, Treasurer
    • Deborah L. Bell
    • Thomas F. Boll
    • George A. Comolli
    • Mojie Friehl
    • Charles A. Glew
    • Mary M. Goodman
    • Robert J. Holland
    • Ian Newbury
    • Jennifer Obrey
    • Peter B. Robinson
    • Justin J. Stevenson III
Ex-Officio Trustees
    • Suzanne Giorno – Westerly Town Council Representative
    • Danielle Chesbrough - Stonington Selectmen Representative
    • Peg Murphy-Bright – Friends of Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, Vice President
Admistrative Staff
    • Brigitte Hopkins, Executive Director
    • Bill Lancellotta, Assistant Director

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