Friday, March 6, 2009

Warren Memorial Library Closes

Westbrook's distinction as a two-library city will soon be no more, as Warren Memorial Library has announced its imminent closure via e-mail. According to the three-line memo, the last day to check out an item is Wednesday, March 18, 2009, but a closing date was not disclosed.

A history of the library can be read here.

(Update: WMTW has more on the WML's closing. Ditto the PPH and the AJ.)

- John C.L. Morgan


Anonymous said...

They spent too much money for the multimillion dollar renovation. People will say it is a shame that it is closing, and it is, but its the fault of the Board of Trustees and the people that ran it. Shame on them for piddling away the trust, and don't say it was due to the stock market. The library was in trouble years ago, due to overspending and the renovation. This is a sad day for Westbrook, and the legacy of SD Warren.

Liz said...

This is the saddest news I've heard in a long time, even with all the other stuff going on. :(