Update from Library liaison Vic DeLuca: The project is now estimated at $19.5M with $8.3 million from state, $10 million from the Township of Maplewood, and $1.5 million raised by the Library Foundation. Construction work to begin in 3rd Quarter 2021.
From the Maplewood Library:
On November 5, Governor Phil Murphy delivered to the NJ State Legislature a list of proposed projects from the Library Construction Bond Act that includes $8.3 million for the Maplewood Library Project “A Library for the 21 st Century.” The Bond Act, approved by voters in November 2017, authorized $125 million to fund critical improvements to the state’s public libraries. The Legislature must approve the appropriations for the bond awards.
Kate McCaffrey, President of the Maplewood Library Board, said, “We were thrilled to hear the good news…