Westerly Public Library
44 Broad Street
Westerly, Rhode Island 02981
- Established: 1892 to commemorate the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. Land and $25,000 seed money donated by Stephen Wilcox.
- Opened: August 15, 1894
- Original collection: 5,000 volumes
- Current holdings: over 170,000 items
- Addition built: 1992
- The library originally housed a bowling alley, art gallery, gymnasium, museum, and meeting space for members of the Grand Army of the Republic.
This was a dash-in visit while we were on another mission, so I didn’t make it to the second floor, but we couldn’t drive by this beautiful library without stopping.