By Cynthia Germain
Judy Ortiz, head of the Friends of Egg Harbor Library, is pleased that the project is on track and looks to finalizing fundraising efforts. It is expected that the building construction will be done mid-December and occupancy at the start of the new year, beginning library functions shortly thereafter. A special fundraiser is currently being held to put the finishing touches on the project that entails memorial cement pavers. The 18”x18” pavers will be on the outside deck and allow for memorial writings, up to six lines of text. A sample can be seen at the local community center. The deadline for the opportunity to create a customized memorial for the initial installation is October 15th.
The fee for a memorial paver is $1000 at this time but will increase after the deadline as removing blank pavers that will be placed on the deck will add to the cost of a custom memorial. There are a total of 200 pavers, 50 of which are already engraved with many others now in process. The proceeds of this endeavor will go towards the building’s furnishings and the little details, electronic and otherwise, that will make the facility stand out in the community.