Township Celebrates New Chapter with Re-Opening of Wyckoff Public Library

Saturday marked the end of more than a year of construction at the library

Saturday morning marked the end of a long rebuilding process and the beginning of a celebration of learning at the .

But before its doors were officially opened, staff, supporters and trustees gathered on a clear, sunny morning just outside the to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing many involved in the process.

"Today is a great day in many ways — it's nice and sunny and the library is done," said Library Board of Trustees President Vincent Antonacci. "It's a proud moment for all of us here in Wyckoff."

The Board of Trustees honored Alma Mader with a plaque celebrating her years of service to the library.

"This is a dream come true, it has been a long time coming and it was many many people that made this day — I want to thank you," said Alma Mader, a member of the Trustees since 1970.

Library Director spoke about the many added technological upgrades: Enhanced audio/visual equipment, a "gaming paradise" that includes a Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3, and dozens of computers. 

"In an effort to more closely compliment the Wyckoff school system we will be adding 6 iMacs as well as 10 iPads," said Witherell. "We have done this in recognition of the all Mac environment in Wyckoff Public Schools.

The township committee was also on hand to celebrate with the residents of Wyckoff.

"[The library is] no longer just a place for books, but truly a community destination — a place where residents young and old can immerse themselves in learning utilizing cutting edge technology," said Mayor Chris DePhillips. "The road to this point has been long but alas, today we celebrate." 

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Gary Rabinowitz May 21, 2012 at 03:37 PM
The new library is great -- it offers something to everyone; kids, parents, teens and seniors. Thanks and congratulations on a job well done to all those who made it happen. GXR
Q May 21, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Fabulous re-opening on Saturday. Thanks to all who had a hand in saving the money for the job and overseeing the project - the outcome is beautiful. Welcome to the new director. Happy to see the top notch library staff enjoying their top notch new space. Congratulations.


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