On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the community gathered at Heights Branch Library to celebrate One Hundred Years and Counting in service at 14 Zabriskie Street. Patrons and staff shared old and recent memories of the branch; many of those present remembered when the branch was called the Hudson City or even just the "Zabriskie Street" Branch. Local historian Dennis Doran presented information about how the Heights neighborhood has changed in the past 100 years. Heights Branch Manager Mary Quinn and New Jersey Room librarian John Beekman researched the history of the branch, which Ms. Quinn shared with those present.
Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey presented the Heights Branch with a City Council Resolution honoring the branch's centennial; Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano did the same with a Freeholder Board Resolution. Also in attendance at the celebration were Ward D Councilman Michael Yun, former Assemblyman Sean Connors, Board of Trustees Treasurer Al Anton, and Library Director Priscilla Gardner.
The Library wishes to thank Stop & Shop for generously donating catering for the event, as well as Dulce de Leche for the delicious and beautiful anniversary cake! The Library is also grateful for the contributions of several other Heights neighborhood businesses, including Andrea Salumeria, Blimpie, Dunkin Donuts, Gino's Pizzeria, Renato's Pizza Masters and Vinnie's Pizzeria.