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Letter from Cheryl Nagel-Smiley

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Letter to Editor:

As the chairperson of the Community Relations Committee of the South Plainfield Library Board of Trustees, I would publicly like to thank the members of this committee who worked many long hours and months to give the community a grand opening with a ribbon cutting, Dr. Seuss Celebration, and adult activities. The committee members are Frank Lemos, Anne Marie Stoeckel, Darlene Cullen, Linda Hansen and Councilman Ray Rusnak. I would also like to thank Mayor Matt Anesh (aka The Cat in the Hat) and Councilman Derryck White (aka The Lorax) who spent the day entertaining the children. Many thanks to the following who helped with the children’s activities: Trustees Darlene Cullen, Melissa Katsingris, Christine Faustini, Stephanie Wolak, Gary Jones and Anne Marie Stoeckel (who provided technology to display the books so all could see though shared services with the Board of Education), Former Councilman Tim McConville, Former Trustee Stephanie Bonano, readers Dan Rinaldi and Gina McConville, Director Linda Hansen, employees Danielle Aronowitz, Ken Morgan and Ms. Mija, Friends of the Library Treasurer Phyllis Aronowitz and Board attorney and former President Eric Aronowitz. Also I thank the following for the adult activities: Dorothy Miele from the historical society, Audrey Marish and Tim Nuber from Silver Linings, Unity Bank and Judy English McCarthy.  Special thanks to Councilman Rusnak who helped from start to finish and donated his winnings of $79 to the Friends of the Library. Many thanks to other council members, other Board Trustees, Friends of the Library, and library employees who helped in many ways to make the opening a grand event whether blowing up balloons, helping to set up or take down or just lending support.  PSE&G, TAPinto South Plainfield, and Friends of the Library financially supported the day’s events and for this we are truly thankful. Finally thank you to the South Plainfield residents who waited patiently for the opening and came out in record numbers for the day. We hope you will continue to utilize the library because it has so much to offer.

 

Cheryl Nagel-Smiley

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Chairperson, Community Relation Committee

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