NJ libraries get rules for $125M in funding, county lining up projects

David Levinsky | August 11, 2019 | Burlington County Times |

 

Among the Burlington County library projects that are expected to apply for state funding is in Medford, where local officials have been planning to construct a new library and municipal complex on land purchased by the township on Union Street. The new library would replace the over 40-year-old Pinelands branch on Allen Street.

TRENTON — After nearly two years of waiting, librarians across New Jersey have finally gotten a look at the rules spelling out how $125 million in library construction funds will be distributed.

Regulations to implement a grant program for the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act funds were published in the New Jersey Register on July 1 and the New Jersey State Library is accepting comments until the end of the month.

“A number of comments are coming in and we’re assessing them as they do. We want as quick a turnaround as possible,” New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute said Thursday.

 

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