ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The new home of the Atlantic Highlands Library at Borough Hall on First Avenue was officially dedicated on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m., before an enthusiatic crowd of about 150 patrons, borough officials, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and library staff.

Library Branch Manager Marilyn Scherfen shares her joy with the crowd at the opening of the library.

Speakers included Atlantic Highlands Mayor Frederick Rast III, Freeholder Director John P. Curley, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz and Library Branch Manager Marilyn Scherfen.

PICTURED – (L-R)  Mayor Fred Rast III, Library Branch Manager Marilyn Scherfen, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny and Freeholder Serena DiMaso


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Prior to the official dedication, the Library opened for business in its newly-renovated location in Borough Hall at 9 a.m., Monday, April 23. The Library closed its Avenue C location on April 9 to begin moving to its new home.

Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz speaks to the audience.

The Borough Hall location offers the Library more space, including separate children’s and youth sections, and an activity room for programs. The former Library in the old Borough Hall was approximately 1,800 square feet – the new Library has more than double that space at 4,000 square feet, according to Atlantic Highlands Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny.

Interior view of the Atlantic Highlands Library

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