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Friends Of Englewood Library Honors Volunteer And Employee

Come to a free reception honoring a longtime library Friend and a longtime employee.
Come to a free reception honoring a longtime library Friend and a longtime employee. Photo Credit: Englewood Public Library Facebook

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- The Friends of the Englewood Public Library will hold a free reception to honor James Cohen and David Schwalbe on Sunday, May 15.

The event is open to the public, and no registration is required.

The Friends of the Englewood Library is a nonprofit comprised of volunteers dedicated to supporting and enriching the Englewood Public Library. On a periodic basis, the Friends honor individuals for their outstanding service to the library and the Friends over many years.

This year's recipients are Cohen and Schwalbe. Cohen is being honored for his 15 years of service to the Friends of the Englewood Library. He previously served as a board member, VP of Membership, treasurer and president. He has moved a lot of books, built several bookshelves and changed a lot of light bulbs.

Additionally, he urges everyone reading this to donate their books to the Friends so that they can continue to hold great book sales to raise funds to support the many activities of the library.

Schwalbe has been a library employee since 1992, beginning as a library assistant. He became a paraprofessional in 1994. His various duties in that position include ordering, displaying and processing magazines; ordering CDs and DVDs; and much more.

In 2013, Schwalbe also took on the task of graphic artist, responsible for creating all programming flyers. In December 2014, he also added the job of sole program coordinator, responsible for booking and hosting all adult programming. He's also proud of his recent long stint as a shop steward for his fellow employees at the library.

The Friends welcome everyone to join them on this occasion, both honoring these individuals for their service and also welcoming all who support libraries.

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the library's Main Level. For more information, contact the Programming Department at 201-568-2215, ext. 244, e-mail programming@englewood.bccls.org or visit the library’s website. The Englewood Public Library is located at 31 Engle St.

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