United States Senator Richard Blumenthal recognized The Westport Library, Verso Studios, and their landmark compilation album, Verso Records, Volume One, in the Congressional Record of the Proceedings and Debates of the 118th Congress, First Session.
“This record is the product of collaboration among local artists and is the first of its kind issued by a public library,” Blumenthal wrote. “This endeavor is an example of Westport at its best — the vision and vibrancy of the community and its commitment to artistic achievement, powering culture throughout the State of Connecticut.”
Blumenthal noted that The Westport Library has enriched the community as a leading innovator since 1886, citing the MakerSpace, Library of Things, Seed Library, Cafe and Store, and prized collection of artwork.
“These resources make The Westport Library one of the best libraries in all of America — a ‘noisy library,’ as its supporters say, and a true jewel of the community.”
Verso Records, Volume One can be purchased on limited yellow vinyl and/or digitally via Bandcamp, or at a host of local independent record stores and shops, including Berlinetta Brewing, Best Video, Elm City Sounds, Redscroll Records, Static Era Records, The Telegraph, The Westport Book Shop, The Westport Library Store, and Vinyl Street Cafe.