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Library celebrates renovation and summer reading program

“Almost 20 years ago to the day, we stood in this very same place to open a brand-new library.”

Gloucester County Public Library, Main Street Center, celebrated its extensive renovation Saturday with a ribbon cutting, along with its annual Summer Reading Kick-Off event.

Director of Library Services Diane Rebertus described the completed project to the assembled crowd, waiting eagerly to view the new changes.

“After many discussions,” said Rebertus, “a contract was signed last October and work began at the beginning of this year and it was finished last week.”

Renovations included the expansion of the Children’s Area and the Virginia Room, the relocation of the circulation desk from the center of the library to the front (near the previous location of the Friends of the Library Bookstore) and the addition of more study rooms. The library also received new carpeting and electrical and HVAC updates.

“It’s definitely not a reopening,” said Gloucester Board of Supervisors’ c...

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