The Montclair Library Friends Steering Committee wishes to congratulate JoAnn McCullough, newly elected president of the Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees, and her leadership team. McCullough, who is also executive director of IMANI (Improving Montclair Achievement Network Initiative), a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing pressing issues in the public school system, brings both experience and passion to the leadership of the Montclair Public Library.

In these times our libraries are more important than ever and go far beyond books. In addition to providing early literacy resources, presenting cultural heritage programs and promoting lifelong learning, MPL is our neighborhood crossroads, community gathering place and, in the current situation, a dynamic virtual space.

Understandably, Montclair Township may be facing financial challenges during this tough time. We are hopeful that the Township Council and the Montclair Public Library leadership team can find additional resources to support the library’s role in our community. To serve people who are most vulnerable and need the library’s facilities requires that we all work together.

Edward Robin
Montclair Library Friends Steering Committee


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