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A Beacon in the Storm

13,709 people found refuge at the Maplewood Memorial Library after Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy hit Maplewood hard, leaving 90% of our town without electricity, heat, transportation, and communication. Maplewood Memorial Library provided warmth and shelter, and quickly became the town center. It was the main place where friends and neighbors gathered, worked, connected, and received reliable information from library staff and Township officials.

Maplewood Memorial Library extended its hours in the 12 days following the hurricane, doubling staff and working tirelessly to serve our community in its moment of need. Our library provided everything from computers and emergency information to games, books and floor space for children to play.

Have we ever appreciated our library more? 

Maplewood Library was a beacon in the storm — a vital community resource in a time of great need. Now we are asking all Maplewood residents to be there for the library. Would you give a little extra this year, to support the library?

The Maplewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees thanks you!

Your contribution strengthens our community.

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Or print out the form below and mail it or drop it at the library with your check payable to Maplewood Memorial Library

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For larger gifts, please call us at 973-762-1622 ext. 5003 to discuss opportunities to give through the Maplewood Library Foundation.

Mail to:  Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood NJ 07040 Attn: Sarah Lester, Library Director

Donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to our generous donors