Source: The Teaneck News, Wednesday, October 6, 1971, page 43
Paramus-Teaneck Libraries To Begin
Reciprocal Book Program
The Paramus and Teaneck Public Libraries will begin a new reciprocal service plan, which will enable residents of both communities to borrow books and other library materials from each other's public library.
In addition to extending all their services to each other's patrons, the Teaneck Library will provide a pick up and delivery service three times each week to the Paramus Library. Residents of both communities may, of course, to in person tot he other community's library.
This new and growing concept of cooperative public library service is making more and more library resources available to residents of many Bergen County communities, and is already operating successfully within such groups of libraries as the Mid-Bergen Federation of Public Libraries, which has nine members, and the North Bergen Federation of Public Libraries, which has eleven members.
The Bergenfield Public Library, which, as Paramus, is a member of the Mid-Bergen Federation of Public Libraries, will also be a cooperating member in the new plan with the Teaneck Library. It is hoped that the Tenafly and Englewood Libraries, both of which already have a reciprocal use agreement with Teaneck, will soon approve extension of this agreement to Bergenfield and Paramus.
Both the Paramus and Teaneck Public Libraries are open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. two of the very few libraries in New jersey giving such service. The Teaneck Library is open a total of 72 hours a week, and the Paramus Library 69. Teaneck has more than 125,000 volumes in its library collection, and the Paramus Library has approximately 66 thousand. Both libraries has many additional services, such as framed art, sculpture replicas, films cassette-tapes, recordings, all of which are for home use, as well as pre-school programs, photocopying services, homebound delivery services, microfilms of major newspapers and magazines, extensive reference and research collections, continuous art exhibits, and many varied programs and discussion groups for all ages.
To take advantage of this new cooperative service, any resident of either Paramus or Teaneck simply presents a valid library card or driver's license.