After six-month-long grass roots campaign spearheaded by the volunteer citizens group Friends of Bellevue Avenue Library (FBAL), Montclair’s historic Carnegie library building will reopen Monday, June 6. A unique public/private collaboration between FBAL, the Montclair Public Library and Montclair Public Library’s Foundation made this library Montclair’s very own comeback kid.
NJ Senator Nia Gill, Congressman Bill Pascrell and Mayor Jerry Fried will speak at a ceremony on Monday. The public is invited to attend the reopening ceremony and celebration, at the Bellevue Avenue Library’s front plaza (corner of Bellevue and Norwood Avenues, rain or shine). The festivities will run during the library operating hours from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and will feature food and refreshments along with free entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Now what other “volunteer-run” operations would you like to see in Montclair?