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Brick Library Re-Opening Oct. 27 with Celebration

Noon ribbon-cutting

The Brick branch of the Ocean County Library will mark its reopening Oct. 27 with a community celebration.

Beginning at 12 p.m. that day, there will be a ribbon cutting, speakers, tours, a performance by the Ocean County Library Puppet Show Players, activities for children and a visit from Sparks, the library mascot.

There will also be entertainment by the Richard Reiter Swing Band and refreshments provided by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School's culinary arts program.

The opening will also feature demonstrations of Playaways and E-readers.

Many of the activities were provide through donations and fundraising on the part of the Friends of the Brick Library group.

The Brick branch of the county library system is the most visited branch county-wide.

As part of the soon-to-be completed renovation, the building's interior has been redesigned to increase floor space by approximately 3,000 square feet.

Ocean County Library Commission Chairman Henry J. Mancini has said the project will create meeting room and study spaces, a children's story corner, a new teen area, and a conference room that can serve a dual purpose as a computer instruction lab. The branch will also receive 10 new computers for the lab.

The branch was closed and services moved to a temporary location in Civic Plaza to accommodate the renovations.

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