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Ridgewood NJ, It been over 20 years since the Ridgewood Public Library had an update . A preliminary plan for a renovation will be presented on September 26th to the Village of Ridgewood Council and on October 6, the library will host a public forum ,where according to sources residents will be able to share your ideas and play a part in “reimagining” the Ridgewood Library.
Library officials feel that with the State of New Jersey $125 million NJ Library Construction Bond Act the time is right to act.The New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act passed with a nearly 60 percent approval margin with New Jersey voters, providing $125 million for county and local library construction and renovation projects statewide. The Bond Act will enable NJ public libraries to build the capacity of their current facilities, and make much needed upgrades to technology infrastructures. The Bond Act will also provide an economic stimulus throughout the state by providing jobs for the construction industry, including building trades, architect, engineering and technology firms.
According to Library sources ,the staff and trustees for several years have researched and visited redesigned libraries and worked with professionals to reimagine the Ridgewood Public Library. In 2017 the Ridgewood Library conducted a Resident Survey to Help us improve the users experience .
The Ridgewood Library serves as the Village cultural and intellectual center. In 2017, we loaned 575,000 print & media items, hosted 49,000 people at Library programs, and answered 102,500 reference questions.