Westgate Branch Celebration

Sunday September 18, 2016: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Westgate Branch

This event is intended for all ages

Celebrate the newly renovated Westgate Branch! The new expansion makes Westgate Branch the largest in the AADL system with 21,000 square feet for its users.

The celebration includes:
• a noon concert by Rhyta Musik, Michigan’s premier Balkan Brass Band
• a 1:00 pm ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks by AADL Board President Jan Barney Newman
• crafts for kids throughout the day
• a 2:00 pm Chinese Lion Dance
• a 4:00 concert by Little Bang Theory, performed entirely on children’s instruments and toys as well as instruments from the AADL Music Tools collection
• light refreshments

New Westgate Branch features include:
• additional parking access from the rear Westgate parking lot,
• 2 new public entrances,
• A kids area with story space for preschool and baby storytimes
• Additional space for books and other library materials
• 5 open study rooms for use by adults, teens and youth
• A community meeting and event space for authors, lectures, performances and other events
• 2 small group meeting rooms
• A comfortable reading room with a fireplace
• Additional seating and workspaces with additional wiring for computers and other electronic devices
• A café operated by Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

It’s your new branch – come join in the celebration.


Thanks a lot! It was looooong needed for the Westside of A2.

This branch will drag so much people that I'm curious if current parking spaces are going to be enough... :P

I wish I could attend the

I wish I could attend the celebration, but I work on Sundays.

So excited

I am so excited about this event !! Can't wait for the grand opening. !
Pittsfield, I like you but I love Westside.


So excited to see the improved facility

Can't wait




Can't wait to see the new

Can't wait to see the new Westgate!


Looks like they have added additional parking from the rear of the building. You are right, the front lot is often pretty full. Hopefully the new spaces in the back will be sufficient.

Book drop boxes at new Westgate branch

Would be really great if there is a plan for Drive up Book Box Drops like some of the other branches have. One can dream.

Westgate reopening

Will be there !!!!!!!!! The new Westgate looks FANTASTIC !!!!!! Great job & Thanx to all involved !!!!!!!!

Book drop for Westgate

I hope there will be a drive-up book return drop, that you can reach from your car window--perhaps around the back???

The day looks chock full of

The day looks chock full of fun activities - the excitement is contagious!

Hurray for Westgate!

Hurray for Westgate!

Woo Hoo!

I very much look forward to returning to West.


This all sounds fabulous! Can't wait for the celebration! :-)

Can't wait to visit!

Between the fireplace and Sweetwater's, this place sounds comfy!


Husband and I stopped by last night. The facility is beautiful: spacious and light-filled with an abundance of comfortable seating. Well done.

Looooove the new west branch!

Looooove the new west branch! Omg, browsing heaven! Thank you for that. I love the way it is organized, so easy to find something new to read. Perfect.


hope to see you all there, hot diggity!