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Westfield Memorial Library Foundation Donates Funds for Teen Furniture

Library Director Phil Israel (left) and Foundation President Roger Sullivan try out the new furniture in the Teen Zone at the Library. The Foundation donated the needed funds to replace the old furniture. Credits: Roz Giuditta

The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation recently donated the needed funds to pay for new furniture in the Teen Zone.

Two aqua sofas and two lime green tables were purchased. Highly durable and constructed of a new, sustainable material that is called coated foam, the furniture is comfortable and easy to clean.

Foundation President Roger Sullivan said, “Library Director Phil Israel indicated that after Hurricane Sandy and a particularly harsh winter, library usage increased substantially, thus the furniture was in dire need of replacement. The Foundation was thrilled to help fund a project that was so needed and will be used by so many patrons.”

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He added that “collaborations between public and private enterprises represent a very logical and effective model, especially during difficult economic times. Through our joint efforts, it is hoped that the library can always maintain its special role in the community –as a center of learning and enjoyment for residents of all ages.”

The Westfield Memorial Library Foundation seeks to provide long-term support for the Library through a variety of fund-raising strategies. These include individual and corporate donations, fundraising events, long-term capital campaigns and legacy giving. The Foundation stands ready to assist the Library with large projects such as building or renovation campaigns; also with funding for programs and services that may be jeopardized because of increased pressure on local and state budgets.

All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. For more information, visit, or call 908.248.4542.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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