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Dear Friend,

The Totowa Public Library is the community’s “living room”, providing a welcoming place for all residents of and visitors to the Borough of Totowa.  Here, the library staff strives to provide quality materials and services, as well as innovative activities and programs for patrons of all ages.

The Borough of Totowa Public Library Foundation was established in 2011 to protect, enhance and advocate on behalf of the Library. The Foundation regularly hosts fundraisers to raise monies for furnishings, improvements, materials, programs, and technologies.

Currently, there is exciting news for New Jersey libraries. In 2017, the Construction Bond Act was approved by NJ voters availing matching funds to libraries for new construction, additions, renovations, etc. The requirement for this grant is a 50% cash match in order for applicants to be eligible for these monies. The expected rollout date for the application process is in the fall, and grants are expected to be awarded in the spring of 2020.

The Foundation would like to assist the Totowa Public Library with this opportunity to apply for matching funds to renovate the Main Room. The project will include a QUIET READING SPACE, NEW FLOORING & LIGHTING, FURNISHINGS, and REPLACEMENT OF THE ANTIQUATED HVAC SYSTEM.

Please help us add chapters to our story. We are reaching out to the community to purchase donor recognition book panels which will be added to a plaque that will adorn the walls in the upper lobby. You can personalize this panel with your business or family name. This is a great way to creatively and  permanently memorialize your family or organization. Your support of the Library will speak volumes to all who enter the community’s “living room”.

We hope that you will support us with this capital fundraising initiative. Your donation will help tremendously with the aforementioned project and ensure that the Library will continue to be the “living room” of the community where you can come visit and sit for a while.


Diane Emmolo

Foundation President


Gold Donor Panel
Silver Donor Panel
Bronze Donor Panel
Red Donor Panel

The Borough of Totowa Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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