“Montclair Public Library Launches High Visibility Banner Campaign for Centennial Celebration Year and The Big Read”
The Montclair Public Library has launched a high visibility banner campaign in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Bellevue Avenue Library and The Big Read. The campaign highlights both events using two sided banners in Downtown, Upper Montclair and Watchung Plaza.
Exciting events will be taking place throughout the Fall in honor of both occasions. For more information and a schedule of events for The Big Read visit www.montclairlibrary.org/bigread
The Montclair Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library will be presenting many events over the next few months. The Little Read, which is celebrating its sixth year, will take part in the Centennial celebration during the weekend of October 17 and 18. Fun events are planned including our traditional “Bedtime Stories” on Friday evening and a “100 Candles Birthday Party” at Bellevue on Saturday with readings, puppet shows and sing-alongs.
On Saturday, October 25, a Bellevue Avenue Library Centennial salon evening will take place at the Montclair Art Museum entitled “Why Montclair is Montclair: The Role of Art and Architecture in the Early 20th Century.” Panelists are: Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum, Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator of the Newark Museum, Mark Porter, Editor of The Montclair Times and Diane Lewis, Assistant Dean, Cooper Union School of Architecture. The moderator for the discussion is Frank Gerard Godlewski, architect and historian.
The Bellevue Avenue Library officially opened on December 7, 1914. To mark the occasion, on Sunday, December 7, there will be an Opening Day Open House with children’s programs and a slide show presentation on Upper Montclair.
In honor of the Centennial, the library will be selling tote bags featuring the image of the Bellevue Avenue Library. The tote bags can be purchased at the circulation desk at both library locations for $5.00.