Secaucus library to hold dedication in memory of Edna Mondadori

SECAUCUS – Lifelong library supporter Edna Mondadori will be honored at a dedication in the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center’s children’s department at noon on Sunday, April 19. As Library Director Jenifer May explained, “This weekend’s dedication is intended not only to recognize the overwhelming generosity of the family and friends who made donations in Mrs. Mondadori’s name after her passing last November, but also to celebrate the many ways she contributed to the success of our library and our community throughout her life. We felt that using donations made in her memory to add to our children’s book collection was a fitting tribute, as Mrs. Mondadori was an avid reader who believed in sharing her love of books and reading with all those around her, especially children. She understood that love of reading and learning is deeply entwined with academic achievement and personal happiness, and she worked to instill that love in the children of our community.”
Mondadori was instrumental in the founding of the library’s extended story hour program for pre-school children, which has been often referred to as “library school” and is still running after more than forty years. She was also one of the first to volunteer with the library’s long-running Literacy and ESL Tutoring program and the co-founder of the library’s afternoon book club. Her love of reading extended outside of the library, as she also volunteered at Clarendon School, reading to special education students.
All members of the community are invited to attend the dedication and the reception following the unveiling of the memorial plaque and new children’s book collection. For more information about the dedication ceremony or information on making a donation to the children’s fiction collection in memory of Edna Mondadori, contact May at (201) 330-2083 x4011 or email

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