ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY


348 Main Street, Orange, NJ 07050

 

                ORANGE LIBRARY REOPENS

                On Monday, January 13, 2014, the City of Orange Township Public Library will reopen to the public. Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. will hold a brief ceremony in the library at 11:00 am. Mayor Warren said, "This is the day that we have worked for all these months. We're doing more than just reopening a library; we're returning to our children, families and visitors a cultural resource that's been sorely missed in our City." The public is invited to this free event.

                Library cards will be available to all residents attending the reopening ceremony.

                The State of New Jersey declared the library in violation of the Public Employee's Occupational Safety and Health Act. Years of neglect led to the state forcing the libraries' closure until the necessary repairs were made, The library has now been declared safe for public use.

                Governor Chris Christie provided Orange with $750,000 in matching grant funds. The Warren administration has appropriated $750,000 designated for library repairs in a yet to be passed bond ordinance. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. has agreed to provide additional funding to Orange to assist towards the goal of matching the state grant.

                "We are delighted the Orange Public Library is reopening. We have a very aggressive agenda. There is a list of activities that will enhance the overall operation culturally as well as provide the diversity of services and options that will make Orange residents proud. It's a new day and a very exciting time for the Library" said Orange Library Director Timur Davis. Mayor Warren remarked, "All that remains is for the City Council to pass the bond ordinance so that we can continue to make the necessary repairs and improvements to our library. The citizens of Orange deserve nothing less."

                Call 973-673-0153 for more information
                The Orange Library Board of Trustees