"Capital Improvement Wish List"

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Almost all of the library buildings are in desperate need of capital improvements. Over the next five years the library's capital plan calls for building modifications to meet Americans with Disabilities requirements, enhance energy efficiency, and modernize heating, plumbing and electrical plants. The bulk of the spending is for the oldest buildings in the library system- buildings that have a great history behind them but also a vital role to play in the modern age. Long term, the library also seeks to replace a couple of the smallest neighborhood branches with new facilities large enough to accommodate the surging numbers of library users in those neighborhoods.

  1. The Main Library, located at 472 Jersey Avenue, was built in 1901. We need an additional $5,998,000.00 to complete prject.
  2. The Miller Branch Library, located at 489 Bergen Avenue was built in 1922. We need $2,000,000.00 to complete project.
  3. On-going Automation Project. $175,000.00 is needed to complete project.
  4. System-wide Library Materials Security System. We need $250,000.00 to complete project.
  5. The Five Corners Library, located 678 Newark Avenue was built in 1962. Currently, it is one of the busiest branches in the system with an extremely high circulation. We need $3,004,000.00 to complete project.
  6. Marion Branch Library Relocation. We need $200,000.00 to complete project.
  7. West Bergen Branch Library Relocation. We need $200,000.00 to complete project.
  8. The New Jersey Room---Main Library. The New Jersey Room is a collection of materials about New Jersey, with an emphasis upon Jersey City and Hudson County. Preservation: Climate-High or fluctuating humidity and temperature will lead to growth of mold and the breakdown of paper. Therefore, we seek to maintain temperature at 68E=-2EF and humidity of 50%=/5%. 24 hours a day. We need $200,000.00 to complete project.

If you are interested in finding out more about a particular branch project, how to fund a project of your choice, and if you are interested in making a donation, please contact Priscilla Gardner, Library Director at 201-547-4788. All donations are tax-deductible.

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