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. […]

WOPL board cuts $83,000 from budget

Without extra funding, library is forced to cut part-time staff, services, materials, maybe hours

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After weeks of calling for the township to supply additional funding to no avail, the West Orange Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $2,200,096 budget featuring $83,000 in cuts to its materials and supplies budget as well as the layoffs of two part-time employees during its April 26 meeting. […]

WOPL board meets Tuesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library board of trustees will be Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. The meeting is open to the public.

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Library employees and supporters took to the streets in objection to the Township Council’s decision not to provide additional funding for the library in this year’s municipal budget, holding an “informational picket” outside Town Hall during the council’s April 5 meeting. Led by staff representative Rene Garzon of […]

Township to issue bonds for library improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will not receive the $206,800 in additional funding it had requested from the township as part of this year’s municipal budget; the Township Council decided to follow the mayor’s recommendation to give the library the $1,988,181 minimum guaranteed through the state’s funding formula at the March […]

WOPL revives Friends group as it faces budget shortfall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library has revived its years-dormant Friends of the Library organization to raise funds as the library faces the real possibility that the township will not be able to provide the additional $200,000 it is requesting for its operating budget. Several residents and WOPL employees gathered March 9 […]

Library looks to township to make ends meet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library is asking the Township Council for an additional $200,000 in its 2016 budget beyond the minimum allotment the state requires of municipalities for library funding, but this won’t be possible in light of this year’s severe economic constraints, according to the township administration. According to the […]

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