Here at 365 we promote the town's active (albeit small) library often. But, recently on the Garwood Forum at nj.com the posters floated the idea of closing the library and merging with Cranford. They claimed the move would save money and keep the asset of a library close to town.
One poster said, "call me crazy but isn't this the easiest shared service possible...we can then save 1 School Administrator, 1 Librarian and all the Library Staff."
There was no push back from other posters, or any defense of the town library.
However, on this site, a reader blasted the fact that 365 even broached the topic of the poll Tuesday, posting "this is completely moot. There has to be a library per (state) mandate." The reader cited the fact that the library serves as both school library and town library.
Is the Garwood Library a waste of money (mandate, or no mandate)? Or is it an important part of the community?