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The Children’s Department is chock full of materials that support Common Core Standards, projects, classroom sustained silent reading, reading aloud, reading along, and listening.  The Children’s Room staff are able to help locate materials in-house and elsewhere in the Minuteman system. All it takes to get help is a quick phone call, email, or submission of the relevant forms below.

Institution Library Cards

Schools and other institutions that wish to allow a person or individuals to borrow materials for school use, can apply for an Institution library card. If you would like to establish a card for your school, an application must be accompanied by a letter on the institution’s letterhead and signed by the appropriate authority granting the applicant(s) permission to check out materials in the institution’s name. Materials may be checked out for 6 weeks and should be for the institution only. The card is accepted only at Westwood Public Library. For more information, please contact the circulation desk at 781-320-1048.

Scheduling a Field Trip to the Library

Please contact the Children’s Room at 781-320-1042, or email the Children's Librarians at wwdchildrens@gmail.com, at least 2 weeks ahead of your proposed visit.  Our librarians offer guided tours to any local class or school group who wishes to visit the Westwood Public Library. Come see what we have to offer! We can tailor our tours to address specific interests and age ranges, and we’re happy to provide title recommendations as long as you let us know what you’re looking for ahead of time. We also offer help to any local student classes or groups who would like to visit the library and use our resources for special projects or assignments.

Please let us know the date and time you would like to visit the library. Please be aware we will need at least 2 to 3 weeks notice to schedule a tour or class visit to ensure we have staff available for your visit. We will confirm more specific times when we contact you about your visit.

We will make every effort to accommodate your request. Visits before June are highly recommended.

Requesting a Visit from Library Staff

Please contact the Children’s Room at 781-320-1042, or email the Children’s Librarian at wwdchildrens@gmail.com, at least 2 weeks ahead of the proposed visit to read to children, talk about getting library cards, for classroom help using library resources, or other related services.