Westfield Library new library opening 2024

The New Westfield Washington Public Library | A Community Space to Play, Study, & Create

Have you ever wanted to make a 3D-printed project or record a podcast? Need a meeting space for your group? Want to try your hand at laser cutting? Or do you just need a quiet place to work or study? Maybe you love books with coffee or want a place for your little ones to play when the weather isn’t great.

Look no further than the brand-new Westfield Library!

While circulating books and resources are still at the heart of every library, modern libraries go beyond bookshelves and double as community engagement centers of technology, collaboration, and discovery. Westfield Library plans to build a better tomorrow by furthering literacy, education, and personal growth in the Westfield community.

From the youngest Westfield community members to those young at heart, the Westfield Washington Public Library’s expanded space will truly have something for everyone.

Westfield Library atrium

Where will the new Westfield Library be located?

The new facility is located at 17400 Westfield Boulevard, Westfield, IN. This is just a mile south of the current library location on Hoover Street.

It is located just a short walk from Grand Junction Plaza, which includes a common space, creek area, and playground.

Timeline: When will it open?

The current library will close for the move from April 22 through mid-May.

The new library will have a soft opening in May.

A grand opening for the new library will be held on Saturday, June 1. This is also the first day of the Westfield Library’s summer reading program, so be sure to sign up!

Westfield library rendering

A Community Center for Everyone

Sheryl Sollars, director of the Westfield Library, shared the heart and vision behind this brand-new, spacious 43,000-square-foot facility.

“We wanted to build a place for the community to have room for programming space, public spaces, and meeting rooms, as well as books.” She shared that the new library’s grand vision is to truly “engage the community and to be a community center for Westfield.” The library will provide new technology features that “aren’t available anywhere in Westfield” such as a Makerspace, a digital media lab, a podcast recording studio, a greenscreen, 3D printers, a laser cutter, and even the ability to convert old VHS tapes into other media.

Sollars noted that key features of the new library are the plentiful areas for meeting, including a large meeting room, intermediate-sized spaces for classes and conferences, and many new study rooms. The atrium area will have a large multi-purpose staircase with a variety of depths. These Gathering Stairs will be able to be used as a study space, informal meeting space, and a reading area. Presenters may utilize the stairs for programs such as musical performances or even children’s story time.

Bright and Inviting

A highlight of the library is the extensive number and size of windows all around the facility that bring plenty of natural light into the building. Library visitors will enjoy the sunshine streaming into the space, creating such an inviting and open feel to the library.Westfield library books

Children’s Resources at the Westfield Library

Children’s Discovery Play Area which includes pretend businesses
Interactive Light Wall
Train table and toys
3 large window seats for reading
Plenty of tables and seating
Multipurpose small stairs for climbing and play
Children’s computers

Check out & Take home

Books for all ages including board books, early readers, picture books, juvenile fiction, nonfiction, biographies, graphic novels, children’s classics and award winners, and so much more
DVDs and CDs
The Library of Things – kits filled with hands-on activities related to specific themesWestfield Library children's area

Children’s Programming

This list is just as sampling. Other programs are frequently added. Find specific dates on the library calendar here.

Baby Love
Preschool Story Time
Puppet Shows
Music & Movement
Craft projects
STEM programming
Special events such as animal and science programs on school breaks
Homeschool classes available such as Art, Drama, and Chess
Makerspace area classes

A Place Just for Teens

Upstairs, teens can find a special space just for their age group in the Teen Room. There will be books lining the walls with a common space in the middle for gathering, community, and collaboration. Many teens find studying at the library is a great option for focusing on homework after school.

Teens will especially enjoy:

Books & resources
Computers in the teen area and computer lab
Teen Gaming area 70” TV with game consoles
Study rooms available throughout the library

Examples of Programming for Teens

Find specific dates on the library calendar here.

Drop-in crafts for teens
Tabletop board games
Puzzle competitions
Gaming events
Friday Flicks
STEM programming and special events

Resources for Everyone

Access to thousands of books and resources (and Westfield Residents have additional access to Interlibrary Loan through Evergreen, a consortium of about 90 libraries)


Bookstore hosted by Friends of the Library

Self-serve Holds shelf near the circulation desk

Digital media lab with podcast room

Makerspace with 3D printers and laser cutters

Seed Library

Study Spaces

Small & Large Meeting rooms

Programs & Events for Adults as well

And so much more!

Library Hours

Library open hours are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change. Holidays and special events may also affect open hours. Please call ahead or verify online before you go.

Mon-Wed: 10 am-8 pm

Thu-Fri: 10 am-6 pm

Saturday: 10 am-5 pm

Sunday: 1-5 pm

Library books may be returned outside of operating hours using the outdoor drop box.

Other Nearby Hamilton County Libraries for You to Explore

Check out the Fishers library,  the Carmel Clay library, and the Noblesville library! The town of Sheridan also has a great library. There are many quality libraries in our community, so be sure to take advantage of them.

Photos provided by the Westfield Washington Public Library. Used with permission.

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