CRANFORD, NJ - The Friends of the Cranford Public Library recently awarded their annual Gerard Paradiso Library Studies Scholarship to Cara Madden.

Madden is a graduate of Cranford High School and Towson University and will begin her studies for a Master of Information degree at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information in the fall.

Each year, the Friends offer a scholarship to a Cranford resident pursuing a post-graduate degree in library studies. The scholarship is named in honor of Gerard “Jerry” Paradiso, a past president of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.