Montclair Library Hopes Voters Say Yes to NJ Library Construction Bond Ballot Question


The Montclair Public Library is keeping its fingers crossed – will New Jersey voters say yes to the NJ Library Construction Bond ballot question on the Nov 7th election?

Libraries across the state are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, many are trying to serve their communities from outmoded facilities.

According to NJ Libraries Build Communities, an organization created by Public libraries across the state, Passage of The New Jersey Construction Bond Act would enable libraries to update their current facilities or to build new ones, with infrastructures that support the services that public libraries offer to their communities.

The Act authorizes issuance of $125,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance capital projects at public libraries. Under the bill, for any approved project financed by bond proceeds, the grant award will support 50% of the cost of the project, and the appropriate local governing entity in the area served by the public library will support 50% of the cost of the project. The bill has bipartisan support.

Montclair resident Kate Farrell Stanford started an initiative on PLANETCIVIC, a civic engagement platform based in Montclair, to remind Montclarians and New Jerseyans in general, to vote on the Library Construction Bond Act as they cast their vote for the Governor on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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Photos: Chanda Hall

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