WARREN, NJ - Where is the best place to read on a warm summer day? Warren may get a new place, an outdoor reading space at the Warren Library.

At the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee, Committeewoman Carolann Garafola, who sits on the library advisory board, discussed some possibilities of adding outdoor space to the Warren library. 

Open space funds could be used for the project as could library grant funds made available through a state referendum question approved in November 2017, Garafola said. The application period to apply for the state funds begins in September. The locations under consideration are in front of the building, right in front of the children’s section and the second floor deck. 

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“We really need to get an architect in here to look at those two options if the committee is in agreement that we’d want to pursue this,” said Garafola. 

The committee unanimously agreed to look for an architect.

Mayor Victor Sordillo said he was 100 percent in support of the project, as long as outdoor readers are allowed to enjoy their coffee.

Committeeman George Lazo, who said his daughter has been spending much time at the library lately, said, “I was very impressed when I visited and I can’t tell you how many times I hear from residents and folks from neighboring towns about what a wonderful library we have.”

The Warren Library is part of the a part of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey.