UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library has been awarded a Union County Library Grant in the amount of $5,543 for Children’s Programming and Materials from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“We are so happy to receive these funds from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. They show an understanding of how important children’s programming is to libraries and we appreciate their support.” says Union Township Public Library Director, Karen O'Malley.

The goal of this initiative is to provide funding for the expansion, creation and enhancement of programmatic offerings to children, and to purchase materials necessary to update and expand their children’s section. The Union Township Library applied for this funding to create children’s programming in both the Main and Vauxhall Branches using new technologies to enable children to explore, imagine and create. The Library will use these funds to create programming using computers, digital cameras, photo printers, software and art supplies and books.

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“This award will give the young patrons of Union Township Public Library the opportunity to come together to use 21st century library tools and resources to learn, to create and to share new content with one another. We  at the Library could not be more pleased to provide these new programs, supplies and tools to our young patrons!"

“Part of our library’s mission is to provide for the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of our users. With this grant we will be able to better provide these needs to our young patrons and we thank the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for this much needed assistance” said Cecilia Wisniewski, President of the Union Public Library Board of Trustees.