Bernardsville Library Goes Above and Beyond in any Situation Needed by Community Members.

November 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm 1 comment

The Bernardsville  (NJ) Office of Emergency Management has opened a “warming center” at the Bernardsville library which opened at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and will remain staffed and open through the night, with heat, food, and drinking water, authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a perfect example of the way the library staff goes above and beyond in any situation needed by community members,” said library’s director, Karen Brodsky.  “Pat Kennedy-Grant doubles as the library Disaster Recovery Team Leader. She made the decision that this extra service was needed, rallied our library staff to help, and then personally joined the staff members at the library.”


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  • 1. Elizabeth Roberds  |  June 19, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I think that such services to the community are wonderful. I have heard of libraries serving as disaster relief centers; however, I have not heard of such a service within my library system. I wonder what steps libraries must take in order to establish themselves as such centers.


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