Library Foundation Donates $110K for Brick Branch Project
Library due to reopen soon following renovations
The Ocean County Library Foundation recently authorized a gift of $110,000 to be put towards the ongoing renovations at the county library system's Brick branch.
The $1.2 million renovation project will allow the branch to accommodate more users and enhance operations, officials have said. The library has been closed since June 1, but is expected to reopen soon.
The foundation's donation will help underwrite the renovations to the branch, where the interior has been redesigned to increase floor space by approximately 3,000 square feet.
The foundation announced the gift at the Ocean County Library Commission meeting last week.
“On behalf of the Ocean County Library Commission I would like to thank the Ocean County Library Foundation for their generous donation," said commission chairman Henry J. Mancini, in a statement. "Their continued support of the Ocean County Library system is very much appreciated and an essential factor in maintaining the very best library services for the residents of Ocean County."
The renovation project will also add an additional meeting room and study spaces, a children’s story corner, an area for teens, additional computers for public use and a conference room that can be converted into a computer lab.
“The library is the heart of the community and this generous donation by the Ocean County Library Foundation will have a significant impact in providing desired community features for the Brick branch,” said Susan Quinn, Library Director, also in a prepared statement.