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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Councilor Barry Goode honored by Libraries of Union County


Honoree Councilor Barry Goode with Janice People (l),
Children's Librarian, and Mary Ellen Rogan, Director
of the Plainfield Public Library.

Plainfield Councilor Barry Goode was honored by the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) on Wednesday, September 26, at an awards ceremony at the group's meeting in the Clark Public Library.

Councilor Goode, who represents Wards 1 and 4 at-large, has long had an interest in young children and literacy.

After he was elected to the Council, Goode volunteered to read to young children in the Plainfield Public Library's Children's Room.

The monthly readings soon began to attract a standing-room only crowd, including parents and older siblings and has become so popular that the Library is pondering expansion.

Good was honored by the library consortium as "Elected Official of The Year" and received a plaque from LUCC as well as a Joint Resolution from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly and a Certificate of Congratulations from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Incorporated in 1985, LUCC serves to promote cooperative library activities and informational, recreational and education programs at the County level.

The original impetus for the consortium was the beginnings of converting from paper card catalogs to electronic records of books and other collection items.

Plainfield is among the founding libraries of the group, which now includes Union County's twenty public libraries, plus the MacKay Library on Union County College's Cranford campus.

For more information about LUCC, visit their website here. For more information on the Plainfield Public Library, see its website here.

 -- Dan Damon [ follow ]

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