Palisades Park Public Library
Palisades Park Public Library
Encouraging the love of learning...Embracing a life of caring
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257 Second Street
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
(201) 585-4150

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Palisades Park Public Library is a member of the BCCLS group of 75 public libraries in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties, NJ. In our own library we have more than 57,000 items available for borrowing, and through the BCCLS system, we give access to more than 3 million items through the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) and 10 million through OpenBorrowing of BCCLS, LMxAC, MAIN, PALS, Sussex County and Warren County. Go to BCCLS Catalog at for access to entire BCCLS collection. For an Open Borrowing participating library see the list.


The mission of the Palisades Park Public Library is to provide our public with insight to enrich mind and spirit, and encourage a lifetime love of learning.  We aim to inform, educate and enrich our community through inclusion of our diversities and commonalities.  The Library places special emphasis on guiding young people toward a love of reading and an awareness of books and other library materials as a means of satisfying their needs and interests.  The Library has a strong commitment to intellectual freedom and to freedom of access to information.


The Palisades Park Public Library seeks to involve our community in encouraging a lifetime love of learning, through embodiment of best practices in librarianship.
The Palisades Park Public Library will provide books and other materials of contemporary interest and permanent value for the enjoyment and education of the entire community.
The Palisades Park Public Library will utilize traditional and emerging technologies.
The Palisades Park Public Library will seek out relationships with local organizations that share our mission statement.
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Library Staff

Susan Kumar
Library Director, M.S., M.Sc.
Allison Tansey
Steven Cavallo
Program Coordinator & ESL Instructor
Darlene DeSantis
Technical Services Supervisor
Sujeli Contreras
Circulation Manager
Judy Purcel
& Interlibrary Loans
Lim Park
Circulation & Supervisor, Korean Language Materials
Juliana Yew
Loans and Korean Language Materials
Gino Giannatonio
Staff Assistant
Part Time Staff:
George Dontas
Staff Assistant
Elsa Coloma
Circulation Assistant
Eric Cho
Circulation Assistant
Jin Park
Circulation Assistant
Seung Ju Lee
Circulation Assistant
Veronika Peros
Circulation Assistant
Emilio Taveras
Circulation Assistant
Daniel Kim
Circulation Assistant


Board of Trustees

Mayor James Rotundo Coterminous w/ Term of Office
Joseph Cirullo
Coterminous w/ Term of Office
Richard Giacabone 12/31/2020
Alice Albanese 12/31/2018
Joe Ferguson
Carol Ferguson,
Lee Hsieh 12/31/2017
Maureen Tansey
Sophie Lee
Alternate to Superintendent
Conterminous w/ Term of Office
Eddie Pirrera
Alternate to Mayor
Conterminous w/ Term of Office

The Palisades Park Public Library Board of Trustees public meetings will be held on the following dates in 2017, each of which is open to the public. These dates are the first Thursday of the month. All public meetings start at 7 pm and are held in the community room of the Library. There are no Board Meetings in July and August.

Thurs., January 5, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., February 2, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., March 2, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., April 6, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., May 4, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., June 1, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., September 7, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., October 5, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., November 2, 2017 7:00pm
Thurs., December 7, 2017 7:00pm


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