Posts with the label Libraries of New Jersey
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January 21, 2022

Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library | Upper Montclair, New Jersey

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The Bellevue Avenue Branch Is A Carnegie Library

 

The Montclair Public Library - Bellevue Avenue Branch in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA is a Carnegie Library.

 

A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

 

I took photos from the front, back, and the interior of the building.

 

Previously on the Montclair Public Library website:

The Bellevue Avenue Branch Library officially opened its doors on December 7, 1914, after fifteen years of using a rented room in the real estate office of John Mancini on Bellevue Avenue. This building, partially financed with a $40,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation, endures with the same architectural design despite a major renovation nearly three decades ago. Designed by F.A. Nelson, the architect of the Upper Montclair Women’s Club, Post Office and other prominent buildings in town, the library is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many have called the branch building a gem—a treasure which celebrated its centennial in 2014.

 

Photos Of The Bellevue Avenue Branch

 

You can see in these photos how lovingly the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library was built and is being maintained:

 

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There is a quote from Isaac Barrow above the door:

 

He that ever loveth a book will never want a faithful friend - a wholesome counsellor - a cheerful companion - an effectual comforter 

 

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The back of the library:

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The interior of the library: 

 

library interior
library interior

 

More Reading About Libraries

 

For more about the Montclair Libary, read about their Mad Librarians!

 

If you love libraries, I have written about the 125th Avenue of the New York Public Library and about the New York Library lions, Patience and Fortitude.

 

You can also read about Carnegie Libraries in New Jersey.

 

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Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library | Upper Montclair, New Jersey

January 21, 2022

October 15, 2021

A Day In The Life | Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes New Jersey Liberty Bell

 

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

 

On a lovely and very hot July day in 2019, my husband and I wandered around the cute town of Pompton Lakes. 

 

Pompton Lakes was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1895.

 

They are proud of their heritage, with even a cute Liberty Bell of their very own

 

George Washington slept here at least twice.  



Pompton Lakes New Jersey sign

We then went to the Pompton Lakes Library to check out some books and DVDs. 

 

The Library has a long history

 

From their website: 

The Pompton Lakes Public Library began as a gift to the people of Pompton Lakes from Mrs. Emanuel Einstein in memory of her late husband, who passed in 1909.  Mr. and Mrs. Einstein were residents of New York City and spent their Summers in  Pompton Lakes.  Mrs. Einstein supplied the town with the plot, building, equipment, and a stock of books, which were all dedicated in April of 1912 when the library first opened to the public.  The building, an example of seventeenth century architecture and Tudor design, is described in its deed as facing “Wynockie Avenue”, sometimes called “Wanaque Avenue”.


Pompton Lakes NJ Library
Pompton Lakes NJ library

 

We eventually ended up at the old Pompton Lakes Train Station, which still has some old trains on display, to find out that in the old station someone had opened up a very nice used book and record store! 

 

I checked and they are still there! They made it through the pandemic! 

 

The store's name is Station 1 Books Vinyl and Vintage Shop.

 

Pompton Lakes New Jersey train

 Pompton Lakes New Jersey book and record shop



Pompton Lakes NJ book and record shop

You can read more about Pompton Lakes here: 

 

Pompton Lakes grapples with where to hold its history

 

Revolutionary War New Jersey - Pompton Lakes 

 

You may also want to read about the Revolutionary War-era Henry Doremus House in Montville.

 

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A Day In The Life | Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

October 15, 2021

June 21, 2010

Mad Librarians! | Montclair, New Jersey

Mad Librarians At Montclair Library
Montclair Public Library, Main Branch

 

Montclair Librarians Are MAD

 

I think The Montclair Public Library in this wealthy New Jersey township has some angry librarians. 

Budget cuts have forced the main library to be closed on Mondays, and the tiny branch library (in the exclusive section of Upper Montclair) is ONLY open on Mondays.

Yes, the town has two library buildings.
 

One of the signs in the next photo (in front of the main library) has the names of the Town Council and how to contact them.
 

Yes, they're mad.

 

To read about the Upper Montclair Branch of the public library, check this out:


Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library | Upper Montclair, New Jersey

 
 

 

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Mad Librarians! | Montclair, New Jersey

June 21, 2010