On Oct. 20, the South County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library hosted a grand opening at its new location at 1108 Old York Road in downtown Ringoes, N.J. The grand opening represents a return to East Amwell after a 2012 move.
East Amwell Mayor Tim Mathews told the crowd, “Our Community needs, craves and deserves a safe, quiet and curated place to investigate ideas, think critically and dream.
“This reboot of the South County Library at Ringoes Village will provide just that....”
East Amwell area residents joined Freeholder John King, Freeholder John Lanza, Freeholder Director Matthew Holt, Mathews, Library Director James Keehbler, President of the Friends of Hunterdon County Library Ann Marie Queeney and Library Commission Chairwoman Jean Allured for the ribbon cutting.
Director James Keehbler talked about the reception the library has received from the community.
“Every single day during the move the local residents stopped by to say how excited they were about the branch opening and how much the library meant to their community.”
The new branch features wireless Internet, new carpet, an expanded seating area, and library-only parking on the Route 31 side of the building.