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East Windsor celebrates National Library Week

East Windsor officials recognized the importance of the two public libraries in the township – Hickory Corner Branch and Twin Rivers Branch.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members Marc Lippman, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller presented a proclamation celebrating National Library Week, with the theme “Connect with Your Library,” according to a press release on June 13.

Along with the proclamation, Jeanne Murray, branch manager at Twin Rivers and Sharon Galbraith Ryer, branch manager of the Hickory Corner, were presented with Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido America.

Officials also included Phyllis Anker, library representative and chairperson of Mercer County Library Commission, Alan Siskind, president of Friends of the Twin Rivers Library and Debbie Scherholz, president of Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, according to the press release.

“Every year we celebrate National Library Week to recognize the great role our libraries play in East Windsor and to remind everyone of their local importance,” Mironov said. “Our libraries are wonderful treasures that have become a central focus for our community. On any given day, you will see students working on homework or helping each other with tutoring, individuals taking out books, movies and
music, and families with young children enjoying all kinds of programs throughout the
week.

“Our libraries also provide important services for residents, meeting spaces for
community groups and special events featuring speakers and movies throughout the
year. We thank all of the people that help promote our libraries throughout the county
and the municipality and the staff that are there day in and day out to help residents and
make visiting the library such a great pleasure.”

The proclamation states, “our public libraries safeguard the right of Americans to free access to read, learn and connect to information on all subjects and representing all points of view, serving as a cornerstone of our democracy,” and further encourages “all people to support and rediscover the wealth of resources and services available at the East Windsor Township libraries.”

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