Various North Hudson officials gathered at the Galaxy Towers Mall yesterday to cut the ribbon on the Guttenberg Resource Center, made possible due to a collaboration with the North Bergen Free Public Library.Â
“This really started as an idea and a concept and a vision in the Town of Guttenberg. And under his [Mayor Wayne Zitt’s] new leadership and the town council, they really made a commitment and a promise towards service of the residents of Guttenberg,” said Guttenberg Town Administrator Cosmo Cirillo.
“This is one of those promises that has now been fulfilled.”
The center will provide senior services, computers with free WiFi and has the potential to be “the future for our kids,” according to Zitt.
“To myself and the council, this as more of a dream: it took a lot of work, a lot of hard work to get it done, but today it’s a reality and we’re here. You can see everybody is excited as we are, realizing what this is gonna be for us now and in the future.”
State Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, whose legislative district includes Guttenberg, offered praise not only to the North Bergen Free Public Library, but also the Guttenberg Board of Education, mayor and council for their efforts to make this happen.
In a similar vain, NBFPL Director Sai Rao thanked all the elected officials involved in the process, as well as her board of directors, for the center’s successful launch.
With the aid of the NBFPL, the Guttenberg Resource Center is also a part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), a consortium of 77 public libraries between Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties that circulates over 12,000,000 items annually, according to their website.