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Friends of the Westfield Library & Others Honored by Libraries of Union County

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Susan Permahos, director of the Summit Library, with LUCC "Business Owner of the Year" Michael Shapiro, TAPinto CEO and publisher. Credits: TAPinto
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Jean Marie Ryan of the Roselle Library presents Advocate of the Year to Roselle Lieutenant Joanne Scaturo. Credits: TAPinto
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Board of Trustees of the Year from the Roselle Public Library. Credits: TAPinto
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Best-sellling author Eva Lesko Natiello of Westfield was the featured speaker at the LUCC awards dinner. Credits: TAPinto
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Michelle Mitchell, "Staff Member of the Year" from the Hillside Public Library, with Cassandra Miller. Credits: TAPinto
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David Machlowitz and Phil Israel of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library receive the "Friends Group of the Year" award from the Libraries of Union County. Credits: TAPinto
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Maryanne Duffy with "Volunteer of the Year" recipient Karla Quinonez-Ruggiero of the Garwood Library. Credits: TAPinto
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Cassandra Miller holding the LUCCy Award that went to the Hillside Public Library. Credits: TAPinto
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Pat Tumulty, executive director of the NJ Library Association, with Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski. Credits: TAPinto
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Summit Council member Mary Ogden and Summit Mayor Nora Radest. Credits: TAPinto
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SUMMIT, NJ — Friends of the Westfield Library was honored as as the "Friends Group of the Year" by the Libraries of Union County Consortium at a dinner Tuesday night. Eva Lesko Natiello, a Westfield resident and author of "The Memory Box," was the featured speaker at the event.

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro was awarded "Business Owner of the Year," recognizing that TAPinto developed a community calendar, free of charge for the City of Summit, called Summit Today. A similar free calendar recently launched for the town of Westfield, Westfield Weekly.

Also honored at the dinner was Roselle Police Lieutenant Joanne Scaturo as "Advocate of the Year; Roselle Board of Trustees as the "Board of Trustees of the Year; Assembywoman Annette Quijano of the Kenilworth Library as the "Elected Official of the Year"; Karla Quinone-Ruggiero of the Garwood Public Library as the "Volunteer of the Year"; Michelle Mitchell of the Hillside Library as the "Staff Member of the Year"; and the Hillside Library Staff as the "LUCCy" winner. "

The Summit Library used the occasion to show off its renovated children's room.

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