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             COMMENTARY


          River Cruises and Libraries




     MILLVILLE	MATTERS                                                         Marianne Lods, Executive Director


              e should all celebrate the advent   Reservations are taken over the phone   donated to the capital   begun installation of its “Little Libraries”
              of summer and the fact that   by calling 856-327-1530. Leave your name   campaign. A few years       project. The Little Libraries will be located
     WNew Jersey has done an excel-       and number on the voicemail, and Captain   ago, New Jersey voters        around the downtown and center city
     lent job reducing the cases of COVID-19   Dave will return your call. He is also avail-  approved a grant pro-  neighborhoods. Each small house-like
     and opening our state. Let’s all have a   able for charters other days of the week if   gram and local libraries   library will have books inside for people to
     great summer right here in our county and   you want to do a family trip or a friends’   could apply. Again, the   borrow. No library card needed. When you
     southern shore.                      outing.                              staff and friends of the            remove a book, leave another book in its
        Book a cruise on the wild and scenic   What a great community turnout the   library did a fabulous         place. Books for all ages will be part of this
      Maurice River with Captain Dave. His   Millville Public Library had for its expan-  job with the applica-    program.
      pontoon boat has a shade canopy and   sion groundbreaking! One hundred people   tion, and it was awarded. More recently,   If you wish to add some to one of the
      comfortable bench seats. Full capacity is   braved the hot summer sun for the ceremo-  the City of Millville approved a bond that   libraries, choose a suitable book for chil-
      now 18 persons. Captain Dave sails every   nial shovels starting off the new construc-  was needed as a partial match to the grant.  dren, teens, adults, and seniors. If you like
      Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and again   tion. Participating in the ceremony were   The library and the community are   the ease of borrowing books, then think
      at 1 p.m. for two-hour tours. Wednesday   Millville, Cumberland County, and State   grateful to the Carley family, the board, the   about getting a library card for the future.
      is a sunset sail, so times will vary with the   of New Jersey officials along with several   City Commission, and every single donor   Millville Public Library has recently
      length of daylight and return to the marina   board members of the library.  whatever the amount each gave. We look   added new computers, and the shelves are
      at sundown. Boarding is at the Ware Street   Marie Carley and her family attended to   forward to a new state-of-the-art library   filled with books of every genre. You may
      Marina behind Millville City Hall. You may   mark this momentous occasion. The Carley   that everyone in our town and surrounding   also borrow CDs, DVDs, and audio books.
      park in the city’s parking lot. Beverages   Foundation donated $1 million to get this   area will enjoy using.  Learn about everything the library has to
      and snacks are welcome on board for your   project underway. There were many other   Speaking of libraries, Holly City   offer through its website: millvillepublicli-
      enjoyment.                          generous donors who stepped up and   Development Corporation has recently   brary.org/ n
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