Carol Buchanan, age 76 of Maplewood N.J. and Woodstock, NY passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 after a brief illness with Pancreatic Cancer. Carol worked as Children’s Librarian at the Westfield Library and was President of the Hilton Neighborhood Association while being active with the Maplewood Library Board of Trustees and the Community Coalition on Race.
On November 7, 2017, New Jersey voters approved the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, making $125 million available for public library construction throughout the state. The application process should open early in 2019.
“Maplewood Library is poised to apply for NJ Library Construction Bond Act funding at the earliest opportunity,” says Library Director Sarah Lester. “Our plan is in place for a beautiful, inspiring 21st century library, and we have strong support from the Maplewood Township Committee, the Library Board of Trustees, the Maplewood Library Foundation, and organizations and individuals throughout the community.”