BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Township council met Monday night and discussed the following proclamations: Autism Awareness Month; National Library Week and Child Abuse Prevention.

Autism Awareness Month is April. The theme this year is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination.”

Ted Gamble, Councilman At-Large, read a proclamation for National Library Week, “Whereas, more individuals work in libraries, in vitality and wellness and support for libraries, and workers and communicating and unique and valuable, according to Mayor Michael Venezia declared the week of April 9 to April 15 as National Library Week.”

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The Bloomfield Public Library is located at 90 Broad Street in Bloomfield and has been operating in Bloomfield since 1902 according to

Hours for the library are Monday 10 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 to 8 p.m.; Thurs. 10 to 5 p.m.; Fri. 10 to 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 to 5 p.m. and holiday closings.

The library continues to house musical programs, films, lectures and children’s programs.

“I would like to thank Mayor and council and access to free and open information is vital and Bloomfield Library without fact or prejudice,” Holly Belli, Bloomfield Public Library, Interim Director.

Another proclamation presented was Child Abuse Prevention that deals with children and social problems and all children deserve to be and raised among strong and family centered and positive outcome for family.   Domestic Violence would be addressed throughout the state of New Jersey for prevention and child neglect and medical professional and private agency and continuing throughout the year.

Bloomfield is making improvements to the water system according to Matt Watkins, Town Administrator. “Through water lopping, cleaning of the lines, exercising our hydrants systematically and valves that control our systems,” Watkins said.

“We are behind the Eight Ball on this and getting things and efforts by Paul Lasik to improve our water system and thank you to Robert Renna,” he said.