Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library and the South Orange Public Library each received $2,500 in grants from the New Jersey State Library to expand their adult literacy collections. Both libraries became eligible for the awards last year after sending representatives to the NJSL’s first Literacy Boot Camp, a four-part seminar […]

Cooling centers in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cooling Centers are available in Maplewood for those who need them during this heat event. The following township facilities are air conditioned and open as per the following schedule: Memorial Library on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Discuss possible improvements to Maplecrest Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Recreation Advisory Committee invites you to the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library, 1618 Springfield Ave., to weigh in on a new basketball court and the revitalization of the tennis court area at Maplecrest Park on Oakland Road in Maplewood. The meeting will be Thursday, July 21, at 7 […]

MML book sale returns this July

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding a one-day Bag-of-Books Sale on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with entry via the library until 1 p.m. and then via the parking lot only. The sale takes place in Memorial Hall at the library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. For $8 […]

Maplewood library wins large grant to support ESL classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library recently received its largest grant in history: $72,053 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Adult Literacy and Community Library Partnership Pilot Program to fund English as a second language instruction. The library is now using the grant to partner with the Essex and Passaic […]

Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]

Township Committee passes $41.88 million budget 5-0

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 19 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee adopted a $41.88 million municipal budget for 2016. This budget includes $568,115 more than the 2015 budget, which has manifested in a 1.96-percent tax increase. The committee voted unanimously to pass the $41,881,775 budget, which will result in a tax increase of $81.98 […]

Worthwhile residents to receive 2016 Maple Leaf Awards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 15, Joanne Beckerich, Linda and Gordon Barnes, and Virginia Kurshan will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for their extraordinary volunteer and community service, according to a recent press release. “Whether the volunteer work of this year’s recipients has been given for service to maintain and […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]

Century of Columbia High School yearbooks now online

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library’s collection of Columbia High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s digital archive. The yearbooks date from 1915 to the present. All are available on the Internet, except for the latest 10 years, where access is restricted to the library buildings to protect the privacy […]