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Local History

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.

Ian Newbury Print

To commemorate our 125th anniversary, artist Ian Newbury has created a beautiful watercolor painting of Wilcox Park. We are proud to offer limited edition, signed and numbered prints for purchase. Prints are $250 each and measure 16 x 16 inches. Funds raised from the sale of these prints will go toward preserving the library's Special Collections, which includes art, antiques, and other historical items. 

Only 50 prints are available and each is numbered by the artist! Please use the Paypal button below to purchase a print. Please note that at this time, prints must be picked up from Westerly Library. To inquire about shipping options, contact Bethany Austin before purchasing. She can be reached at or 401-596-2877 ext 342.

Notecards featuring Ian Newbury's watercolors are also available. The set of five cards includes paintings of all four seasons in Wilcox Park as well as a painting of the Runaway Bunny statue. The sets are sold for $10 and are available at the Circulation Desk.