Open Letter To City Hall & The Library Board: Add a Cafe To The Hoboken Public Library

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Local storyteller and The Moth champion, Adam Wade made a comment on his Facebook page, with a funny cartoon about trying to work at a coffee shop.

Which made me think. Why don't we just add coffee shops to our Public Library at 500 Park Avenue?

From what I am told City Hall does not control the library. It is made up of a board, along with a director. They are independent of city control, but the board members are appointed by the mayor for 5 year terms. So, whereas it is technically independent from City Hall, it still is comprised of people appointed by our mayor.

Think of the possibilities:

1. To get a cup of coffee, latte or cappuccino near to the park, there is only Empire Coffee and Tea on 4th and Bloomfield. This location would be on 5th between Park & Willow.
2. It would encourage more people to use the library as a social gathering point for doing work, rather than Starbucks.
3. The City of Hoboken & The Public Library generates revenue from leasing its location and that money can be used for renovations, upgrades and purchases to make the library even better.

Everybody wins!

Lets make this happen, Mayor Zimmer and our Library Board!

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