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P R E S S            R E L E A S E

 For Immediate Release


Carol C. Bruno, Library Director

Schiavo Library

801 South Commonwealth Avenue

Strathmere, NJ 08248






          “The month of April is the first annual Membership Enrollment period for the new Schiavo Library and brings us one step closer to our official opening,” Carol Bruno (Library Director) announced this week.  “That means that Dr. Rita C. Schiavo’s dream of a library for the community of Strathmere will soon be a reality.”

          “The Schiavo Library is a not for profit 501 (C) (3) institution,” adds Bruce Riordan (President, Schiavo Library Board of Trustees), “we receive no tax dollars, so we charge a very reasonable membership fee.”

          “For about the cost of one hardcover book, an individual can join,” Bruno adds, “and a family of up to four people can join the Schiavo Library for about what they may spend for a round of miniature golf!” 

In addition to more traditional library resources, the Schiavo Library will be a repository for artifacts related to Strathmere, the surrounding area, and New Jersey.  It also contains display space for art exhibits and meeting space for local organizations and special events.

“There has been an outpouring of support and enthusiasm for this significant community resource,” Bruno adds, “and we anticipate a very positive response to the Membership Enrollment.”

Annual membership fees for an individual are $25.00 and annual fees for a family (of up to four) are $45.00.  Additional family members are $10.00 per person. Weekly membership is available for vacationers. Complete details concerning Schiavo Library membership and a Membership Application are available on the library’s website (www.strathmerelibrary.org) or interested people may visit Riordan Real Estate (Commonwealth & Vincent Rd.), The Deauville Inn (201 Willard Rd.) or Mildred’s Restaurant (Ocean Drive & Prescott Rd.) - all in Strathmere - to pick up a membership packet.

Completed membership forms with a check for the appropriate amount (made out to Schiavo Library) may be returned to the Schiavo Library at 801 South Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmere, NJ 08248.


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