Community residents are invited to celebrate ten years in the new Bernardsville Library building on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm. To mark the anniversary, the Library Board of Trustees is hosting a party for community residents to honor those were instrumental in making the new building a reality. Rep. Leonard Lance and Mayor Lee Honecker will be among featured speakers to address the crowd.
On February 27, 2000, the new Bernardsville Library building opened its doors to the public. After years of discussion, planning, fundraising, a community referendum, and borough support, a new chapter, “The Next Chapter,” of the library’s history began. Since that day, over 1.8 million visitors have passed through those doors and over two million items—books, videos, DVDs, and CDs—have circulated in our community. The library has become more than a place to get a book or a movie; it is a community center and a resource for all who live here.
Stephanie Wallace, long-time president of the Board of Trustees, is delighted that the library is such a popular and well-used facility. “The Board and the library staff work hard to meet the needs of our community,” she said. “We see results from all those efforts: how the library consistently ranks at the top of libraries in its budget category and how heavily used the building is by all segments of the population.”
After a brief program on February 28 and some celebratory music provided by the Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble, everyone is invited to stay for refreshments. No sign-up is needed. For further information, please call the library at 908-766-0118.