Things are happening!

If you happen to be walking at the end of Park Place West you may see the little red flags marking the gas line across the Township property. That’s because next week engineers will begin a topographic survey and storm-water infiltration evaluation as part of the preliminary and final site plan for the new library! The site plan will include grading, utility, landscape, and lighting plans for the new library and adjacent municipal parking lot.

It’s time for Cranbury to have its own library

Former Cranbury School Chief School Administrator, Dr. Robert Bartoletti, wrote this letter to the editor which was published in the Cranbury Press on Friday, April 8.

Dr. Bartoletti will be the featured speaker at the Cranbury Public Library Open House on Saturday, April 16 at 10:45 a.m.  He will be followed by former teacher, Karen Hyman, who will talk about how a modern school library is used today.

Celebrate National Library Week.

 Saturday events include:

Breakfast at the Library  Enjoy coffee, tea, or juice with bagels and muffins.

Morning programs:

10:00 Trouble Shooting your Computer with Joe Addonizio.
10:45 Bob Bartoletti, former Cranbury School Superintendent, talks about joint school/public libraries.
11:15 Karen Hyman, former Cranbury School teacher, speaks about how a modern school library is used today.
10:30 – 11:30 Stories and a craft for children.
10:30 – 12:00 The library director talks about the new library and community center.

All day events include:
  • Free tote bags for the first 50 people in the door.
  • Chances to win one of several door prizes. Drawings at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.
  • View and bid on the silent auction for a handmade bookshelf quilt.  The silent auction will close at 3 p.m. and the winner will be announced.
  • Speak with the Director, Library Trustees and Foundation Members.NLW-FBcover

Tuesday, April 12 – Bites for Books

Bites for Books is Back!

Tuesday, April 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Library Week by joining library friends and neighbors for dinner at Teddy’s Restaurant. Teddy’s will donate 20% of your bill to the Cranbury Library Foundation.

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us!

The Cranbury Public Library wishes everyone a year of luck, health and prosperity as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

The Chinese community invites you to come celebrate the Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 27  from 12 to 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury.  This event is a fundraiser to support the construction of the new Cranbury Public Library. Enjoy delicious homemade food and fun activities while supporting a great cause.  Tickets are $30/adult, $15/child, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are very limited, and can be purchased at the library.


2015 Fundraising Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped to make 2015 a great year for fundraising.  As you may recall, the Foundation sent out a letter in early November updating the community on our project.   Since then we have received 96 donations – 45 from new donors – for a total of more than $75,000!

Besides individual donations, the Foundation receives funds from businesses that support our ongoing fundraising efforts with programs of their own.  It’s your participation in these programs that makes them so successful.  Three of the programs are:

McCaffrey’s Receipts – The library collects your receipts from McCaffrey’s Market and turns them in to the store monthly for a 1% match.  In 2015 the Foundation received $1,363.37 in matching funds!  This in the second year we have participated.  The total given by McCaffrey’s is $2,309.86.  So keep those receipts coming – they do add up!

Amazon Smile – Did you know when you shop online at Amazon you can help raise money for the new library?  It’s easy!  Place your order at AmazonSmile  and choose to support the Cranbury Library Foundation.  The library receives 0.5% from most purchases.  So far we’ve earned $108.65.  Help us earn even more in 2016 by shopping AmazonSmile!

Bites For Books – Many of you have enjoyed a meal at Teddy’s Restaurant during one of our Bites for Books events.  Because of your participation and George’s support, Teddy’s has donated $1,183.00 to the campaign for a new library!  Watch for more events in 2016.  Our next one is scheduled for February 9!

The Library Board has worked with the architect to make our project shovel ready.   We hope to break ground in 2016 and with your support we will!