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The Ridgewood Library is hosting Community Conversations- Be a part of the future of the library

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Ridgewood NJ, ReImagine: RPL Community Conversations

Please join us for a presentation and conversations about plans to reimagine the Ridgewood Public Library.

Please sign up online for your preferred dates at www.ridgewoodlibrary.org

Can’t make any meetings?
All resident questions and suggestions are welcome. Please send to reimaginepl@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Ridgewood Library ReImagine Forum Report

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Library help is much heralded Public Forum on Saturday . Dispite all the hoopla the event attendance was a bit thin.

While some attendees including Anne LaGrange Loving complimented Nancy Greene for making an honest effort to listen to the concerns of the citizens.

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Ridgewood Public Library Public Forum- Today Saturday, May 11th from 1-2:30pm

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Library will be conducting a Public Forum on Saturday  May 11 at 1 pm – 2:30.pm

This is an opportunity to learn about the renovation and to bring any comments / questions to the attention of Library Director Nancy Greene.

Please invited your friends to ensure the library gets community support for one of the most important pillars of the Village’s quality of life

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Ridgewood Library Foundation Donations Used to Fund Preliminary Design of Reimange Project

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Ridgewood NJ, the cumulative fees paid to architects for the Ridgewood Public Library Reimagine Project are $65,270 .

In 2016-2018 the library hired Peter Gisolfi Associates a preliminary design and cost estimates to update the library interior . Gisolfi received the bulk of the $65,270 of $55,620 for the work with $45,501 paid for thru private donations.

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President of Library Foundation Tells Residents to “Get Over the Staircase”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Library Foundation President had some choice words for residents on a local Ridgewood Facebook group , “It Takes a Ridgewood Village” .

The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation Board of Directors consists of up to 21 directors. The Board has four officers, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.New Board Members and officers are elected by the current Board members. The Nominating Committee presents a recommended list of directors and officers to be voted on at the Annual Board Meeting each November. Directors serve one and two year terms. Each director is requested to serve on one or two committees which include governance, finance, investment, media, events and fundraising.

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Ridgewood Library Continues to Keep Quiet on Renovation

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Director of the Ridgewood Public Library  Nancy Greene gave a short presentation with some “facts and figures” on Wednesday night at the Village Council meeting. This had not been announced in advance ,and if it had been properly announced on the AGENDA many more people would have been at the meeting. Director Greene attempted to address some questions about the renovation but the lack of a formal meeting set up did not leave adequate time .

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Colonel Patrick Callahan Reads, “Horton Hears a Who”

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Trenton NJ, To celebrate Read Across America 2019, Colonel Patrick Callahan stopped by Charles Street School in Palmyra to read to a group of 1st grade students during “Crazy Hat and Sock Day!”

The Colonel read, “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” by Doreen Cronin and the Dr. Suess classic, “Horton Hears a Who.”

The Colonel felt that “Horton Hears a Who” promotes a message of equality—highlighting the line, “A person is a person no matter how big or small.”

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Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” Week

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Hackensack NJ, Over the last week, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office visited fourteen public elementary schools across the county to participate in “Read Across America” week as part of Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s ongoing effort to continue strengthening ties between the community and law enforcement.

“Read Across America” is an annual reading motivation and awareness program organized by the National Education Association that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, 2019, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

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Ridgewood Blog Reading list

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Ridgewood NJ, while we have been promoting more reading ,many readers have asked us what exactly am I reading . I generally read on the morning and evening commute .

Well its all about finance ,so here is the late 2018- 2019 reading list so far for the Ridgewood blog :

Finished :

Liars’s Poker by Michael Lewis
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Art of the Deal by Donald J TrumpA Colossal Failure of Common Sense  by Lawrence McDonald The AIG Story by Hank GreenbergConfessions of  Street Addict  by Jim Cramer Extra Ordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay


Reading :

Confusion de Confusiones by Joseph De La Vega

Next:

Predators Ball by Connie Bruck
April Fools by Dan G Stone
The Age of Turbulence  by Alan Greenspan

so far…….