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Guttenberg Resource Center expands

The library expands into the space next door

Mayors Sacco and Zitt cut the ribbon on the renovated Resource Center.

The Guttenberg Resource Center has expanded into a larger space in the downstairs level of the Galaxy Towers Mall.

North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt jointly cut the ribbon on the expanded library space on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Originally opened on July 31, 2018 in a corner of the mall facing the front door, the Guttenberg Resource Center quickly outgrew that location.

When the larger space next door opened up, the decision was made to expand the library to accommodate more programs and activities. A section of the wall was opened. The old site became the children’s department, while the new portion was redesigned into a new space for teens and adults.

Included are a pool table, a conference and activities area, study spaces, comfortable seating, and much more.

Executive Director Sai Rao of the North Bergen Free Public Library was instrumental in bringing the Resource Center to Guttenberg, as a branch of the NB library system. She was joined at the ribbon cutting by the mayors, Guttenberg’s council members, various other town officials, representatives from several other libraries, and members of the libraries’ dedicated staff.

The ribbon cutting was broadcast live on Facebook, followed by a virtual tour of the new facilities.

Then it was time for the highly anticipated comeback of local favorite Pee Wee the Magician, with a kids-oriented show complete with live animals.

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