Letter from the Library Board of Trustees

Dear Valued Library Patron,


The Town Council had recently approached the Library Board of Trustees with the tentative proposal of relocating the Berkeley Heights Public Library to the property now used by the Little Flower parish located on Roosevelt Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  The proposal would retrofit an existing parish structure (Little Flower School) to accommodate a new public library for Berkeley Heights.


The Board of Trustees is very excited about this tentative proposal but want to emphasize that it is in the early stages and currently a feasibility study is underway.


The Board of Trustees is pleased that, in addition to the services of James Ramentol of GRA Architects, the Town Council has secured the services of a highly reputable architecture firm, Arcari & Iovino who have significant experience in building local libraries and have earned numerous awards for their design.  Arcari & Iovino is working closely with the Library during this initial phase.


Please be assured that the needs of the library patrons will be considered in making any decisions.  In that light, feel free to contact the Board of Trustees or attend our monthly meetings (second Monday of each month), contact the Director of the Library, Stephanie Bakos, speak with the library staff, or give us your thoughts on social media.


We will keep you updated on the process.


Berkeley Heights Public Library Board of Trustees
Karin Miller, President
Sheila Buthe, Vice President
Leslie Kaltenbach
Naomi Rizzuti
Hope Danzis
Joseph Bruno, Mayor
Judith Ratner, Superintendent of Schools