Winchester Public Library
The Winchester Public Library, situated behind Town Hall, offers a number of programs and activities for its patrons, both young and old. Reference librarians are always available to the public to help with locating information, use of the internet and research projects.
The library has a young adults section, located on the upper floor, that serves children ages 12 - 18. It also participates in the Massachusetts's state summer reading program. The library has book websites specifically aimed at teens and a homework center open everyday after school.
For children, the library offers storytelling, book groups, drop-in craft programs and a variety of performers. The library also has memberships to area museums and attractions available for Winchester residents only.
The Winchester Public Library was founded in 1858, and the current building was constructed in 1931. The building is a combination of an art gallery and a library. And in 1996, the library underwent a complete renovation.
- Hours: Main library hours: Mon - Thu, 9:30am - 9:30pm (Children's room closes at 7pm); Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sat, 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sun, 2pm - 5pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays during late spring and summer, as well as holidays. (See website for more info.)
- Handicap Accessible: There are ramps, elevators and designated parking.
- Founding Date: Jan 01 1858
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases