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Our Library needs Friends

Our Library needs Friends now, more than ever Our Library is a vital part of our community. It serves a crucial purpose within the community that provides access to information that allows people of all ages to be able to: read books, use the computers, listen to stories, enjoy programs, attend events and much more. The Library has also embraced the electronic age by having an online presence that enables you to download books, magazines, take educational courses and so much more. The biggest advantage to the community is that it is all free. As Friends, we believe in the importance of the Library as the social and intellectual HUB of our community and we support its mission and policies. We serve as the ‘connecting link’ between the Library and the community … Read entire article »

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IMPORTANT – Advovate Prescence Is Requested

The Freeholders voted on August 10th to proceed with their plan to purchase the building at 404 Route 519 in Greenwich for a new county library branch. The Town of Phillipsburg is in negotiations with the county for them to continue funding the library beyond July 2018. Therefore, to assist with this inducement, all library advocates should continue attending Freeholder meetings to show their support for a sustainable Phillipsburg Library. The next Freeholder meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m.. Please contact the library at 908-454-3712 to sign up. It is important that the library gets an accurate head count of attendees.          … Read entire article »

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Update: Final Vote on County Funding of Phillipsburg Library

Dear Friends of PFPL,   Your presence, on behalf of our Phillipsburg Library,  is needed at the final vote on the Warren County plan to pull 100% of its funding as of July 1, 2018, and to demand the relinquishment of up to $350,000 worth of library books and other materials. This plan will cut the overall library budget by 50% and will eliminate service to residents of Lopatcong, Pohatcong and Greenwich Townships.   The Freeholders will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at the Warren County Technical School.     The public is encouraged to attend.  NOTE: Because of the community interest in this issue, the venue for the meeting has been moved to the school theater at the Warren County Technical School, 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882.    If you cannot attend the meeting but want to share … Read entire article »

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URGENT – YOUR HELP AND PRESENCE IS REQUESTED

Dear Friends of PFPL,   Our Phillipsburg Library needs your presence at the July 13 Warren County Freeholders meeting to protest the plan to eliminate 100% of its funding to Phillipsburg Library, and to demand a proportion of all books purchased since 2011.   If this plan goes through, residents of Lopatcong, Greenwhich and other townships will lose access to Phillipsburg Library. Students of Phillipsburg High School residing in those townships will likewise lose access to a conveniently located library that they can walk to after school.   Residents of Phillipsburg Town will still have access to the library, but with the loss of this funding, it will be a library greatly reduced in its collection, staffing, and hours open to the public. This is a tragedy and a slap in the face to a community that needs its library more than ever.   The Freeholders … Read entire article »

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Be An Advocate!

Speak up! Speak out! Take Action and be an advocate! We all have issues that we are passionate about. Issues that, when raised, cause our hair to raise, our teeth to grind, and nostrils to flare. Sometimes we will even say something, but when we do it is usually to our friends, the guys or gals at the beauty or barber shop. Taking our concerns or grievances to someone who may be able to do something about them—well……… Simply being upset or angry is not enough, expressing our anger to friends, family and associates, is not enough; unless we just simply want to feel better. If we want something to change, we must take action! Being an advocate for the library means taking action; finding the proper forums to take our concerns. Taking action … Read entire article »

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