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I imagine a Taj Mahal money pit.

I imagine a Taj Mahal money pit.

The HS library was “re-imagined ” a few years ago.

Library has stats on how many people use their facilities. They should do a survey by an impartial outside company. How many RESIDENTS use the library each month? Each year? How many RESIDENTS have not used the library in the last month, in the last year? Their current numbers seem high. I wonder if they counted people walking through the door, using the bathroom, attending a children’s piano recital, browsing, checking out material, returning material, using conference rooms …. I need to see the survey.

I do not know many people who go to the library anymore. I have access to an online University Library. I also have a Kindle. I have driven through the parking lot and found no spots available while attempting a visit to Village Hall.

I thought the Elks Club was for the water department.

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Reimagine the Ridgewood Library Public Forum

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MON, JUN 10  7-8PM | Open Public Forum

Ridgewood NJ, All Ridgewood residents invited to attend an open public forum on Library renovation concepts.
We look forward to sharing ideas.
Conference Room, 3rd floor
Please register here.

Also introducing: the Reimagine website, www.reimaginerpl.org.
Information about Reimagining the Ridgewood Public Library. 

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Ridgewood Public Library Will Host A Public Forum Tonight

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood public library will host a public forum on
the Library’s  renovation concepts .

WED, MAY 29  10-11AM | Open Public Forum
All Ridgewood residents invited to attend an open public forum on Library renovation concepts.
We look forward to sharing ideas.
Arts Studio, 1st floor
Please register here.

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the fly has learned the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department

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…the fly finds this amusing that the park supervisor is refusing to cut the lawn for the library and the fire department he says it’s not Ridgewood Parks you should look into it and see what happens so he refuses to do it even though it’s owned by The Village something we’ve been doing for the last 50 years

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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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Reader says Millions are being Spent on Unneeded Projects

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So depressed by this. Utterly unneeded. The current library design is horrible and the new one is worse. Let’s NOT move the staircase and install a skylight and set up a stairway to Paradise. If books are no longer of interest, just raze the place.

Millions after millions after millions in new projects (parking garage, sports lighting, on and on) and we haven’t begun to see how much the new apartments/residents will cost us in countless ways.

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Invitation to all Ridgewood Residents – Open Public Forum on Library Renovation concepts

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Ridgewood NJ, What would an ideal library offer you and your family? Library expert Leslie Burger welcomes all ideas and ages to discuss design and renovation concepts and exciting trends in library uses and services. All welcome.

SATURDAY, MAY 11  1-2PM | Reimagine RPL: Your Voice Matters

The Library Director and Consultant will share our design concept and invite all residents to ask questions, share ideas and discuss concerns. Please bring your questions, ideas, and appetite: Cookies and Coffee will be provided Residents will also be able to view the concept and provide input to the Library Director by visiting www.ridgewoodlibrary.org and clicking the Reimagine RPL box, starting June 1, 2019. 

For more information, please contact Library Director Nancy Greene at ngreene@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600 x 124.

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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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The Birth of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood Nj, Co-sponsored with the Ridgewood Historical Society
In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, local historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki provide a slide lecture on the critical years between 1865 and 1876. Using documents, maps, and historic panoramic photos, Norris and Suplicki illustrate Ridgewood’s transformation from farm to suburb. All welcome, no registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

April 29th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Ridgewood Library Asks Supporters to Flood the April 24th Village Council Meeting to Promote its Virtues

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood library is asking patrons to flood the April 24th meeting of the Village Council to promote its virtues .

“What does the Ridgewood Library mean to you? We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences about how RPL has enhanced your life during the public portion of the Village Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:30pm.”

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