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Old 05-26-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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OK, this is something that I have been wondering about for a long time, and I was wondering where I could place a post where I could get some other people's thoughts about this. Tons of Bergen County libraries have remodeled in recent years - Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Waldwick, and many others. And yet, the Fair Lawn library still looks like it's stuck in a time warp circa 1967. I moved to Fair Lawn originally in 1975, and the library looks exactly the same as it did then, except for the additions of some computers and a DVD section.

It's a shame too, because it's a large library with a very good selection of materials. But when you walk in, it's so OLD looking. It's depressing.

Isn't it time for an update? OK, you could make the argument that Ridgewood and Glen Rock are wealthier towns than Fair Lawn, but Waldwick isn't that much wealthier. (BTW, the Waldwick library is my FAVORITE library in Bergen County. They nicely updated it a few years ago, it's quiet, and the staff is great.) And I've been to the library in Hawthorne as well (a town that is certainly less wealthy than Fair Lawn) and it is MUCH nicer than the Fair Lawn library.

What do other Fair Lawners think? Update the library or keep it in 1967?
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Whose going to pay for it? There just isn't any money. There is nothing wrong with the library. Yeah it is outdated, but really, who cares. They have the books, music, videos.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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You know I agree if there is no $ there is no $. Keep in mind that the Bergen County Library System allows you to use libraries in most municipalities, so you don' thave to go to Fair Lawn.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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that is my thought. I usually take the books and go home. I don't care too much about the inside.
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