Westfield Library Foundation Secures First $100K in Funding for New Library.

(WESTFIELD, MARCH 24, 2023) – The Westfield Library Foundation has secured its first $100,000 in support of the new Westfield Washington Public Library building.

Church, Church, Hittle, + Antrim, a law firm with offices in Westfield, has pledged $50,000 to support a Playhouse Town in the Children’s Department. The three playhouses will allow kids to use their imagination in a mock-town.

Partner Doug Church says, “Our law firm believes strongly in the value of a library as a cultural and educational pillar of the community. We also believe that you can never be too young to start a life-long habit of reading. The Playhouse Town will draw young readers into an environment of fun and learning that helps meet those objectives! Church, Church, Hittle + Antrim is proud to be involved in the development of the new Westfield Library. It will be the place to be!”

Scott and Marcella Caulfield have committed $30,000 to the new library to sponsor three window seats in the Children’s Department. “We are excited to support the Westfield Library, as it creates a new space for the community,” Scott says. “We look forward to this new community hub and are so happy we are able to help as the Westfield Library moves forward with Westfield.”

And the Kiwanis Club of Westfield recently presented the library with a $20,000 check to support a Lactation Room at the new library. Club President Jake Plummer says, “We are proud to fund this important space in our new library. We believe that providing dedicated and intentional spaces for nursing mothers will have a positive and lasting impact on the children in our community. This donation reinforces the Kiwanis mission of improving Westfield one child at a time.”

The Westfield Washington Public Library broke ground on the new building on the southwest corner of Park and Poplar Streets in November. The new space will provide additional parking, an expanded teen area, a massive community room, and a coffee shop as well as outdoor activity space. Construction should be complete by the Summer of 2024.

“We are grateful for the commitment our sponsors have made to the new library,” says Erin Downey, Executive Director of the Westfield Library Foundation. “They see the library like we see the library – a hub for the community and a true quality of life destination for the City of Westfield.”

Other naming rights and sponsorship opportunities are available at the new library. Anyone interested in learning more should contact Downey at edowney@wwpl.lib.in.us or (317) 896-9397, ext. 119.

About Westfield Library Foundation
The Westfield Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting innovative programs and services for the Westfield Washington Public Library and its patrons through major gifts, bequests, corporate sponsorships, naming rights and private donations. For more information on the Westfield Library Foundation visit westfieldlibraryfoundation.com.