WEST ORANGE, NJ — Library patrons will now have a new place to sit and enjoy seasonal colors at their side. 

The West Orange Public Library was the recipient of newly constructed benches in front of the main entrance on Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The Eagle Scout project, undertaken by Vin Cilli of West Orange, yielded two identical wooden benches with side planters. 

Superintendent of Public Works Joe Pelose guided Cilli with the project and Schneider Hardware, EL Congdon Lumber, Orange Garden and Rossi Paint all donated materials to make the project a success. ​​

Cilli is seen sitting on the bench with Jack Zimmerman. Members of Troop 23 in Clifton who assisted with the project are standing behind from left are Graham Valles, Patrick McGowan, Andrew Matthews, Wyatt Matthews, Zachary Miller. Library Director Dave Cubie and Teen Librarian Jane Sawyer are pictured with the troop.