WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library recently held its annual appreciation night to honor its resident, community, business, program and school partners. The library Board of Trustees and staff would like to send thanks to everyone who contributes their time and talents to the library. 

Honorees:

  • Mayor Kazmark and the members of Borough Council
  • Community Partners: Dina Bargiel, Michele Bolen, Christine Tarbox-Murphy, Jayden Perez, Madelyn Peters, and Ana Rosado
  • Community Business Partners: Woodland Park Business Association; Pat Pianelli, Palace Laundromat; Tommy Smeragliuolo, Tommy's Taste of Italy; MaryAnn and Pat Spinoso, Trevi Jewelers; Craig Mittelstaedt, Barnes & Noble; Anthony Colandro, Woodland Park Range; Rich Greco, ShopRite of Little Falls; Woodland Park Fairway Markets; Bob Lieb, Mountain Dev. Corp.; Woodland Park Kohl’s; Emily Santangelo, Santangelo’s Funeral Home; Cecilia Salomone, Sip ‘N Swirl; Ginny Monk, Bromilow’s Chocolates; and Sam Gencarelli, Pizza City
  • Program Partners: Mary Battaglia, Maria Billson, Todd Daigneault, Rosemary Ficarra, Lesli Galluzzo, Carolyn Gretchen, Lynda Hade, Bianca LaRocca, Calvin Linn, Hillary May, Heather Whidden, Josh Arias, Kathleen Brady, Thomas Henry, Joanne Kasak, Sarah Mourad, Robert Parkin, Liz Parker and Delilah, Joan Herrmann, Elizabeth Stanton, Anant Joshi, Heather Shasa, Tom Rachelski, Joanne Rivera, Paula Rozner, Jasmine Trako, Lois Van Lenten, Natalie Velazquez and Rick Lijoi
  • Donations and Support: Woodland Park Business Association, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, MaryJo Derrico, Christine O’Keefe, Muharren Pakel, Patty Pfeifer, Diane Raider, Jennifer Ranu, St. Bonaventure’s, Brian Stanton, Jerry and Veronica Tynes, and Jack Wagoniere
  • Library Partners: Christine Hiel, Dr. Lauren Kazmark, Lt. Erik Luker, Paul Murphy, Aetka Sabharwhal, and Sam Yodice
  • Berkeley College Partners: Jessica Bure, Maria Ortega-Cubas, Linda Pinskey, Xyhani Phillips, Wasima Rashid and Jessica Williams
  • Adult Volunteers: Justin Minnella and Eleni Rotsides
  • Teen Volunteers: Mohammed Abualouf, Emily Burgers, Yoselin Carpio, Yasuri Carpio, Hassan Chaabane, Ahmad Chaabane, Sajida Daghash, Zakria Dahhan, Dayalis DeJesus, Jaidyn Dillon, Alexander Ferenc, Maria Flores, Joseph Granata, Othman Haddouche, Hatem Haddouche, Zeth Lambertus, Natalie McKinney, Alberto Leon, Nayeli Montoya, Stephanie Martinez, Lima Nabeed, Allison Neyra, Brian Roehrich, Vanessa Ruiz, Patrick Ryan, Karla Salazar, Crystal Sandoval, Gabriella Sevillano, Jerry Sevillano, Elif Sozer, Anabelle Vargas and Brianna Velez
  • Teen Tutors: Lindsay Amendola, Mia Basile, Jessica Camal, Anthony Ceceres, Victoria Marques, Stephanie Martinez, Sarah Mitchell, Michaela Raguseo, Natalie Rofail, Jerry Sevillano and Joseph Valencia
  • Junior Ambassadors: Adam Abumwais, Eyad Abumwais, Tayeeba Ahmed, Layla Ascencio, Anthony Billson, Timothy Brito, Amira Chaabane, Laiyal Daghash, Basell Dahhan, Andrew Darby, Qasim Elnatshe, Crismarly Fernandez, Alex Limone, Aayaan Malik, Brayden McGovern, Daniella Mencia, Jad Nabtiti, Maite Olivera, Lily Owens, Amayiah Pena, Jayden Perez, Patrick Puzio, Victor Puzio, Marios Rotsides, Erin Ryan, Katie Ryan, Stivet Salcedo, Gonzalo Vila, Joaquin Vila and Francesco Vincenti
  • School Partners: Dr. Michele Pillari, Woodland Park superintendent; Elba Alves-Castrovinci, Language Arts supervisor; Lisa Barreto, Memorial School principal; Sharon Tomback, Beatrice Gilmore School principal; Dr. Giovanna Irizzary, Charles Olbon School principal; Rosemary Ficcara, Memorial School; Veronica Seavy, Beatrice Gilmore School; Dr. JoAnn Cardillo, Passaic Valley High School superintendent; Salvatore Sileo, Passaic Valley High School, Jenna Moore, Woodland Park School District, and Zuzana Galeta, Passaic Valley High School
  • Dr. Seuss Day Partners: Mayor Keith Kazmark, Elba Alves-Castrovinci, Patty Pfeifer, Dr. Michele Pillari, Veronica Seavy and Sharon Tomback
  • Library Beautification Partners: Girl Scout Troop #96362: troop leader Trish Ryan, Chloe Bergrin, Bianca Maldonado, Gracyn Roehrich, Erin Ryan and Katie Ryan; U.S. veterans Frankie Flores, Jonathan Motathey, Michael Rios, Jairo Rodriguez and William Santos; and Pat Lepore
  • Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library: Dot Carin, Lidia Carioti, Stefania Cohen, Lynda Hade, Roslyn Herwitt, Joanne Hirkaler, Mary Beth DiMinni, Marie Garcia, Patricia Joyce, Margo Micale, Nancy Palumbo, Connie Poalillo, Cecilia Salomone, Rohit Shah, Elizabeth Stanton, and Theresa ‘Twiggy’ Varcadipane
  • Dream Mat Project Partners: Ginny Acar, Julie Blasucci, Janet & Dianna Bruno, Irene Campagna, Dr. JoAnn Cardillo, Georgette DeRoche, Marilyn Dizenzo, Kathy Dougherty, Harriet Eckstein, Fran Fitzgerald, Joann Giamonco, Rich Greco, Sandra Hartmann, Marie Hyman, Patricia Joyce, Barbara Kruza, Patty Pang, Sherry Toole, Gerta Vala, Terry Vittorio and Sam Yodice
  • Library Champion: Senator Kristin Corrado
  • Community Heroes: Gena DeRoche, Sandra Hartmann, and Marie Hyman
  • Junior Patron of the Year: Gonzalo Vila
  • Teen Patron of the Year: Stephanie Martinez
  • Family of the Year: McGovern Family
  • Library Advocates of the Year: Fredda Lieb and Gary Bartholf
  • Best Friend of the Library: Joanne Hirkaler
  • Patron of the Year: Maysah Allan