NJ Library to Stay Open

Just a quick update the Maplewood Libraries in NJ have reversed their decision to close due to rowdy teens.

Trustees of the Maplewood (N.J.) Memorial Library met with Mayor Fred Profeta in an emergency meeting January 14 to reexamine their December decision to close the library weekday afternoons because of disruptive middle-school students"”a policy that would have gone into effect two days later. Library Director Jane Kennedy told American Libraries that the "the board voted to rescind its decision about changing library hours" and the township offered some "funding for the library to develop new after-school programs." The board's unanimous vote will keep the main and Hilton branch libraries open between 2:45 and 5:00 p.m.

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