East Windsor Celebrates National Library Week
East Windsor Township, NJ – Mayor Janice S. Mironov has officially proclaimed National Library Week from April 23 to 29, 2023, with the theme “There’s More to the Story.” The mayor’s proclamation recognized the essential role of the Mercer County Library System’s two East Windsor library branches, Hickory Corner and Twin Rivers.
During the event, Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido America were presented to Sharon Galbraith Ryer, Branch Manager of the Hickory Corner Library, and Jeanne Murray, Branch Manager of the Twin Rivers Library branch, along with East Windsor Township Mercer County Library Commission Representative Phyllis Anker, President of the Friends of the Library for Hickory Corner Library Debbie Scherholz, President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Allan Siskind, and Vice President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Terry Goldstein.
“Our libraries are an essential center and resource area in East Windsor Township where residents have free access to books, newspapers and magazines, movies, music, as well as use of computers,” said Mayor Mironov. “I am always excited to see how many people, young and old, embrace and utilize East Windsor’s two public libraries, the Hickory Corner Branch, and the Twin Rivers Branch. Our libraries create opportunities that enrich our knowledge, programs, and opportunities that are critical building blocks of our democracy, and I am proud to continue to support their efforts to serve the people of our community.”
The official Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states that “our public libraries provide people with essential resources to enrich their lives, including books, information, computers, videos, audio cassettes, and more.” Furthermore, it suggests that librarians provide crucial guidance and support in the search for knowledge, information, as well as pursuing avocational and leisure interests for children, teenagers, and adults alike.
During the event, a photograph was taken with the mayor and local library representatives. The National Library Week is an annual celebration in which libraries showcase and promote the numerous resources and services that they offer. This year, the theme “There’s More to the Story” embodies the library’s ability to connect people across different cultures, experiences, and perspectives. The week-long event encourages people to explore new worlds, cultures, or ideas that exist beyond their own experiences in public libraries.