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Upcoming Fundraising Events:

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Raven Hollow Winery

A night of wine, food and entertainment. All proceed benefit the Westfield Athenaeum Rise to Knowledge Capital Campaign.

Tickets are $30 and include hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Advance tickets are available at the library or online here.

Christmas in July

Check out the Christmas tree in the Great Hall during the month of July! Ornaments can be purchased by patrons to help fund our "Rise to Knowledge" campaign!

Among the items on the Christmas wish list tree are light bulbs, light fixtures and carpet tiles!

Raffle - Scenic plane ride for 3 from Barnes Airport

30 minute scenic ride over Western Mass provided by local pilot.

Raffle tickets $5 each or 3 for $10 and are currently available at the library. The winner will be drawn at the Wine Tasting on September 15.


Rise to Knowledge Campaign

Our renovation project, "Rise to Knowledge," is well under way. Here is the progress to date:

  • Boys' and Girls' Library, Fiction area and Reference Room have been completely gutted
  • Hazardous materials removed
  • New insulation applied for energy efficiency
  • New fire suppression sprinklers being installed
  • New ceiling and lights installed
  • Removal of exterior ramp completed

Next Steps...

Our contractor, Forish Construction, will be working on:

  • Constructing a new ramp and and West entry to include up-to-date vertical platform lift
  • Creating community foyer area with 2 accessible restrooms
  • Building a private study room and dedicated staff area within reference room

Also included in this project are:

  • Technology improvements: Wi-Fi enhancements and new public computers
  • An expanded local history room

Once the above is completed, work will begin on the Boys' and Girls' Library.

We need your help! This is the first major renovation project at the Athenaeum in over 50 years. We have raised over $1.2 million through grants and community fundraising. Your donation will help us to reach our next campaign goal. Please contribute! Click the donate button above, or mail or drop off a check to:

Westfield Athenaeum Rise to Knowledge Campaign
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085


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