Palisades Park Public Library, and all NJ public libraries, is concerned about budget constraints in this very difficult economic environment. Due to these conditions, we hope all the more that our public can see our vision of “encouraging a lifetime love of learning” working for us all. We hope that you can join us in supporting our library. Please see the library director, Susan Kumar, with your thoughts and ideas of help.
Annual circulation of materials by Palisades Park patrons increased 21% in 2008 over 2007. And, in January 2009 alone, our circulation increased 60% over January 2008, with all types of materials loans increasing, and with media circulation up the most at 123%.
We are proud to introduce a new library card this month! Steve Cavallo, our resident artist, is sharing his talents with us again, and has created a wonderful depiction of our theme – …encouraging a lifetime love of learning.
We believe in continuous improvement and not resting on our laurels, but we are proud of the progress we have made! We are in the process of making Foreign language and an Educational categories within our DVD collection. Thanks to the several people who asked us where they could find a Foreign Language film, and thus set the wheels in motion for fixing this bit of confusion. And yes! this section is already quite substantial! (We acquire four of the best foreign language titles each month.)
Reading Buddies is coming back! We’re proud that our high school volunteers, the children and their parents are enthusiastic about this program and that we can provide our town with a phenomenal mentoring opportunity.
The library staff continues to serve you, our good neighbors and friends. Please join us in recreating your best wishes and succor.