YOU CAN REALLY BE A HERO TO THE LONG HILL TOWNSHIP LIBRARY IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS!
I have some good news to share! We are in the final three weeks of our 2020 Annual Appeal and some generous benefactors have come forward to match all new donations to the Long Hill Library Foundation up to $1,000! Please help us take advantage of this generous gesture by making a gift today and your donation will be doubled!
Financial contributions of any amount are welcomed and appreciated! Please help support our local library -- they do so much for our community! To make a payment online, go to www.fflhtpl.org/donate. Alternatively, you can either mail your check directly to the library (917 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933) or drop it off at the library front desk. The check should be made payable to Long Hill Township Library Foundation. To take advantage of the matching gift, the money must be received by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Thank you for supporting the Long Hill Township Library.
President, Long Hill Township Library Foundation
REMEMBERING ARLINE MOST
Message from the library staff:
We received sad news at the library today. Arline Most, the Director of the Long Hill Township Library from 1993 to 2005, has died. Arline, along with a band of dedicated volunteers, was responsible for the library as you know it today.
It's hard to imagine now, but over two years Arline orchestrated big parties at The Stirling Hotel, a teen talent show, a toddler walk, cupcake and rummage sales, a small auction, dances, and penny jars at the elementary school, to raise $500,000. That's how the Long Hill Public Library was rebuilt at 917 Valley Road!
Arline gave tirelessly of her time in managing the day-to-day operation of the old library, while directing the many details of construction, and the move to the new library.
We love you Arline.
2020 ANNUAL APPEAL IS UNDERWAY!
Click on our appeal letter above to find out more and please visit our DONATE page to make a contribution towards our goal!
SUPPORT NJ LIBRARY FUNDING
From the New Jersey Library Association:
Help support libraries in New Jersey today!
We only have a short window of time this fall to get this bill out of Assembly Appropriations and Senate Budget committees and get it passed. That's why we are working with the New Jersey Library Association and asking for your support for Libraries in New Jersey by using this petition to send an email to your state representatives.
Click here to show your support!
THE LIBRARY BY THE NUMBERS
Our library relies on local and state funding for financial support. Local township tax allocations comprise 99% of our Library budget and have decreased more than 7% over the past decade. Funding from the state has decreased more than 57% since 2010.
This infographic illustrates some of the ways our library supports the residents of Long Hill and surrounding communities.
THE LIBRARY IN 2018
15,000 Square Feet
4,753 Registered Users
12 Public Computers
13 Part Time Staff
4 Full Time Staff
124,554 Walk In Users