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EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Westerly Library & Wilcox Park

"Community Spotlight," Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, RI

Each month, a featured community partner will provide a new collaborative activity to help residents socialize and learn about the organization's mission and purpose. At the end of the program series, participants can enjoy a special guided bus tour of favorite local sites.

Project Details

Project Name: Community Spotlight

Purpose: Encourage social connection for Westerly residents and information exchange with local organizations and businesses

Grant Funding Amount: $3,000

Key Elements: Different fun activity sponsored by a different partner every month; participants who attend three or more events have a guaranteed seat on a special community tour

Target Audience:  Newcomers and long time residents

Community Support: Manfredi Farms, Save the Bay, Westerly Land Trust, Jonnycake Center, United Theatre, Grey Sail Brewing, Literacy Volunteers, YMCA, Stand Up for Animals

Use of grant funds: Program publicity, staff, program supplies


  • To connect residents with each other through meaningful activities

Team Members

four team members from Westerly Library and Wilcox ParkTeam members Amber Lavallee, Erik Caswell, Bill Lancellotta, and Amanda Sperry, with Jeanine Esposito (left) and Dawn La Valle (right)

Presentation Slide

Community Spotlight presentation slide

Thank you, IMLS!

Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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