On Monday, August 31, SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch will reopen with limited hours; library services will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
“SCLSNJ staff have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of the Bound Brook branch,” said Cathy DeBerry, interim branch manager. “We have take-home, do-it-yourself crafts for kids; some wonderful activities planned in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month; more mobile hotspots; and, of course, new books, movies, and magazines. These are just a few of the resources and programs we have planned to welcome our patrons back to the Library. The staff is thrilled to be able to once again serve the diverse needs of all of our Bound Brook community members whether they be job seekers, English language learners of all ages, new immigrants, book lovers, computer novices, or local history buffs.”
Although there is still no working HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, arrangements have been made for multiple cooling units to be placed throughout the first floor of the branch.
“We’re pleased we can reopen the Bound Brook branch to serve our library patrons,” said Lauren Ryan, manager of branch services, strategic initiatives and special projects. “The opportunity to deliver in-person services allows us to meet the Strategic Priorities and Core Services present in our Strategic Plan. The library can continue to serve as an impartial platform for creating meaningful interactions and connections and a place to welcome new residents to our community. Even with capacity limits and COVID-19 safety measures in place, the Bound Brook branch can again serve as a community gathering space.”
The current branch hours are temporary. Once repairs have been completed, branch hours will be increased. For more information, email DeBerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.