BAY HEAD — The borough council are in final steps to officially turn over 140 Meadow Ave., formerly the Bay Head Library, to Bay Head Elementary School.
At the council meeting on Monday, the mayor and council introduced an ordinance to transfer ownership of the block 44, lot 5 to the Bay Head Board of Education.
The Bay Head branch closed its doors on Saturday, June 17 due to the Bay Head School needing the building. The school district is looking to implement a preschool program in fall 2024 and will be using that space.
This plan was previously discussed around a year ago when the district had the idea of terminating the library’s lease in order to get back the building sooner. Instead, the district waited for the end of the lease.
In its stead, The Ocean County Library’s Bay Head Express is available to residents at borough hall, 83 Bridge Ave.
Located on the second floor, accessible by elevator for convenience, Bay Head Express will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; with the book drop available 24/7 on the first floor upon entry into the building.
Express services available include ordering, pick up and drop off of library books and materials, library cards issued and renewed and a collection of popular books, DVDs, audio books and Playaway launchpads.
The council unanimously introduced the measure on first reading. A public comment on this ordinance will be held at the council meeting on Nov. 4 prior to adoption of the ordinance.
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