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Brick Branch Celebrated During National Library Week

Council issues proclamation in support of the township branch of county library system

The Township Council honored the system Tuesday in the midst of National Library Week.

The governing body unanimously offered a proclamation in support of the Brick branch during its regular public meeting.

"It's so important that the free public libraries... continue to exist today and benefit so many people," Councilman Dan Toth said.

Branch manager Susan Gardiner accepted the proclamation on behalf of the branch.

"I just want to... just tell you, the community, what an honor it is to serve you," she said.

National Library Week began Sunday and is celebrated through Saturday. The proclamation recognizes the designation in the township while encouraging "all citizens to take some time to visit the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library during National Library Week to take advantage of the countless resources available there."

Councilman Domenick Brando reminisced on his college days when he wondered what role libraries would play as changing technologies altered how people receive information. But they're "as important as they've always been," Brando said.

They're also a bargain, Toth said.

"It's a very miniscule part of your tax bill for such a wonderful, comprehensive service."

Kathie Bottazzi April 12, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Nice.. this is a freebie you really should use to your advantage. Councilman Toth loves it, Does anyone know if he has any book signings scheduled? Councilman Brando reminiscing? What college? Perhaps he should use his library card to borrow a book on the history of Brick Township. Does he even have one? Just wondering
Kathie Bottazzi April 12, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Love to read a copy myself actually, what section of the library would I find it, Fiction or Non-Fiction, if you could provide the title and author also please, or is it called "Blog Blog Blog" with perhaps an anonymous author. Love to chat further but my tea is getting cold..I think yours is getting old..just saying.
Mrgrumpass April 15, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Thank You KB!

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