Weston Library Unveils New Caregiver and Youth Section: A Haven for Families

The Weston Library, in collaboration with the Weston Friends of the Library (WFOL), celebrated the grand opening of its new Caregiver and Youth Section on March 28, 2024.

Under the leadership of Community Library Manager Kristin Delacoste, the project to create a dedicated space for caregivers and children under 12 began last year. After six months of remodeling, a cozy corner of the library now offers caregivers a welcoming environment to unwind, read, and engage with children through educational toys and activities.

To furnish the new area, the library sought assistance from WFOL, requesting around $10,000 for sectional seating and other essentials. WFOL generously contributed, drawing from donations received in memory of Lexi Cohen, a cherished member who had served as treasurer and board member for many years. In recognition of WFOL’s support and Lexi’s legacy, a plaque now adorns the Caregiver and Youth Section.

Comprising approximately 25 dedicated volunteers from the Weston community, WFOL plays a vital role in advocating for the library and funding initiatives like the Caregiver and Youth Section, as well as annual programming. Additionally, WFOL manages the Book ‘n Snack Shop within the library premises.

One of the library’s highlights is its weekly storytime sessions, catering to different age groups: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ages 1-5, and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. for ages 5-12. For a comprehensive listing of programs for adults, teens, and children, interested individuals can check the library’s website or visit in person.

The successful event was orchestrated by Ariane Cohen, WFOL’s vice president. Those interested in volunteering for the library or WFOL can inquire directly at the Weston Library.