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Borrowing Books from Other Libraries

These libraries give borrowing privileges to Westfield residents through a reciprocal borrowing program called MURAL.

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Health Literacy Tote Bags

Check out tote bags containing information on a number of health topics including Hospice/Palliative Care, Arthritis, Autism, and Mental Health. The tote bags can be checked out for 4 weeks on your library card and are packed with DVDs, CDs, books, and complimentary handouts relating to the topic.

Internet Search Guides:

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Book Recommendations

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    Helping Agencies

    Union County Here to Help. (This provides a list of resources for mental health.)

    Voter Education

    The WML's Compilation of Voter Registration and Education Websites

    Women's Suffrage

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    Town of Westfield Code

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