Montclair Public Library Foundation’s “Love Your Library” Annual Appeal Kick’s Off with a $200,000 Goal


loveurlibraryThe Montclair Public Library Foundation’s “Love Your Library” annual appeal kicks into high gear this week with a $200,000 goal. Letters with appeal information are on their way to all Montclair households.

The MPL Foundation fills the gap between what town funding provides and the resources patrons expect. This past year alone, the library broke its own records with more than 375,000 visits from 25,000 cardholders. Many attended the over 1,600 programs the library offered last year.
“Our library transforms lives on a daily basis with its comprehensive array of media, technology, programs and services,” stated Alison Bauer, MPL’s Foundation Chair. “The enormous variety of resources help patrons of all ages realize their full potential…all free, under one roof and online.”

“Private support strengthens the library’s capacity to innovate and adapt to change,” said Library Director David Hinkley. “By doing so we can ensure our library remains a vital resource for all of Montclair.”

The library will be tracking progress toward the $200,000 goal on “Book-O-Meter” signs posted in front of both library locations. “Our library enriches, informs, and strengthens every corner of our community,” said Wilford Adkins, President of the Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees. “We hope the community will carefully consider our appeal and join us in supporting the Montclair Public Library.”

This Saturday, November 19, Boiling Springs Savings Bank (BSSB) has organized “Coins for a Cause.” Take change you have at home and bring it to the Watchung Avenue branch of BSSB from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to donate to the library. More info here.

Donations to the library may be made by check to the Montclair Public Library Foundation, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, or online at the Foundation website,

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