Caldwell Public Library Unveils 10 New Computers
Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 1:12pm
CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell Public Library Foundation unveiled 10 new desktop computers at a ceremony on Tuesday. Caldwell Library Director Adele Puccio joined Co-Presidents of the Foundation Ann Dassing and Susan Gartland, Board President Nancy Caplan, library staff, select Caldwell council members and the public in welcoming the new computers.
Front row, left to right: Bob Markman, Maureen Mingle, Linda Havel
2nd row: Library Board Member Wendy Callaghan, Foundation member Cathy McHugh, Foundation Secretary Linda Stewart, Library Director Adele Puccio, Foundation member Sue Panzano, Co-President Foundation Susan Gartland, President Library Board Nancy Caplan
Back row: Library Board Member Edith LeChac, Foundation member Paul Kotlewski, Councilman Edward Durkin Jr., Councilman Frank Rodgers, Library Board Member John Donovan, Mayor Ann Dassing, Councilman Richard Hauser Credit: Krysta Venturella
The 10 new Dell Intel Core i7 desktop Windows computers with eight gigs of ram cost $12,110.20 and were purchased with funds from the Mayor’s Legacy for Literacy Gala. Six computers are located to the left of the front door, two are located downstairs, and the remaining two are for the library directors.
Credit: Krysta Venturella
The gala, co-chaired by Dassing and Gartland, was held on Nov. 21, 2012 and raised $34,000; the computers are the first purchase made from the event. Gartland said that the foundation plans to hold another gala in the future to expand the library’s offerings and programs, including the purchase of new materials, adding additional programs and providing more services to the public.
“I’m proud we’ve begun our quest to improve our library,” said Gartland. “I thank the mayor and council and all who supported.”
Credit: Krysta Venturella
Gartland said that the foundation wanted to give some of the money raised at the gala back to the community, through the purchase of new computers for public use. She explained that the former public computers were at the end of their warranty and it was cost-prohibitive to continue use. She added that they were used heavily, averaging 700 hours per month for tasks such as job search functions and research for children’s projects.
“They’re great,” said Puccio. “They come on right away instead of taking 10 minutes.”
For further information:
Caldwell Public Library
Director: Adele Puccio
268 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Children’s Room: 973-226-1636