HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Highlands Boro Library will have a Grand Opening this Saturday June 5 2010  at noon. The Library is located in the towns’ Community Center on Snug Harbor Ave. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and refreshments will be served.

All are invited to the ceremony.

Highlands has not had a library for almost 15 years. Residents had to travel out of town to Sea Bright, Atlantic Highlands or further to be able to borrow books. Library Committee Chairperson Tara Ryan asked the Highlands Council to re-instate the library for over 13 years. When Mayor Anna Little took office she created the Library Committee to research options. Because of reduced budgets and cutbacks, the committee decided to return to the original library space in the Community Center. The Boro Council passed a resolution on April 21, and the volunteer committee under the direction of Mary Muller took swift action. They met 3x per week to cull and up-date the collection. The books were coded, labeled and shelved. The room is re-newed also. ALL work was done by volunteers, and the library will be run by volunteers. There will be no additional costs to the public to open this Boro Library.

The library is sharing space with other groups using the meeting room. Summer hours are Mon. 1:30-4, Thurs. 3-7 and Sat. 10-1.  Membership in the Boro Library is free; residents must show proof of address when they apply.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...