May 28, 2022

New Jersey: “Libraries Manage to Avoid Deep Cuts Despite Economy”


While tough economic times have forced towns to make tough decisions about what services to provide, but when it comes to the local library the ax thus far is stayed.

The Norwood Public Library is one such institution set to see improvements. In April, the Norwood mayor and council approved expansion plans that include a new reading room for adults, 3,200 square feet of usable space and a revamped lavatory. A bulk of the work is funded with an inheritance grant of $750,000 from the late Barbara Shaw, a Norwood resident, and the work is slated to be completed in five or six years.

The article continues with reports about:

  • Demarest Free Public Library
  • Haworth Public Library
  • Closter Public Library
  • Northvale Public Library
    (Where the Library Was Cut After a Referendum Failed)
  • Englewood Public Library

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