FANWOOD, NJ -- The first of two public information meetings was held at the Fanwood Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Members of the public gathered along with library trustees, council members, and Mayor Colleen Mahr to hear about the redesigned library that would help bring library services into the 21st century.

Developed in response to the needs and expectations expressed by the community, the design offers solutions to infrastructure, access, and space problems now decades old. The reconfigured layout addresses many of the goals described in the board’s 2013 Strategic Plan.

The redesigned building opens the library to people of all ages and abilities, offers more and better spaces, supports current and emerging technology, and transforms the building into a valuable and sustainable community asset. The library staff, visitors, and the council-library building committee have all reviewed it. Now the wider public has a chance to discuss the opportunities such a design would present to our community.

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A second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. also at the library. Residents are encouraged to come out to hear about the plans, ask questions, and offer comments.

For more information contact Dan Weiss, director at the library, and to learn more about the design, view a floor plan and see the project documents visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.