Fanwood Library Improvement Project (FLIP)
UPDATE April 2017
The Fanwood Library Improvement Plan (FLIP) continues to gain momentum as the project architect refines the plan, updates costs and explores all options and possibilities.
The Borough Council recently passed a resolution in support of the project and authorized the library board to begin to try and raise funds to offset the public (Borough) cost. In response to that the board is working to form a library foundation with that short-term focus and more long-term development goals.
For more information contact Dan Weiss at the library, and be sure to voice your support to your legislators for NJ Library Construction Bond Act (A222/S2171), which would provide matching funds and significantly reduce the financial impact of the library improvement project on Fanwood taxpayers. Check http://njlibrariesbuildcommunities.org/ for more details.
CLICK HERE to see the complete floor plan of this dynamic and transformative design.
CLICK HERE to see the December 16, 2014 Press Release.
This design presents a feasible vision for addressing the long-standing physical needs of the library as detailed in the Strategic Plan, expressed by the community, and established in the review process by staff, the public, and the council-library building committee.
It opens the library to people of all ages and abilities, offers more and better spaces, supports current and emerging technology, and transforms the building into a sustainable community asset.
The original library on this site was built in 1951. In 1980 an addition was added.
These recommendations were presented to the Fanwood Borough Council on December 2, 2014.