Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Morris County Library has been voted “One of the Best Public Libraries” in the county by readers of the Daily Record.

For one month this summer, readers of the newspaper voted on the best things Morris County has to offer, from libraries and services to shopping and restaurants.

The votes were then processed and tabulated and the winners were announced Oct. 25.

The Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave. in Whippany, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, having opened its doors July 1, 1922.

Today, the county library’s collection includes 247,343 books, 15,885 music CDs and audio tapes, 13,371 movies, 5,986 audio books and 4,753 original vinyl LPs, according to Lynne Olver, library director.

“Naturally, I want to thank every one who voted for the library,” Olver said. “This special recognition belongs to our staff. Their professionalism, dedication and welcoming manner make the Morris County Library a great place to visit.”

Nearly 262,000 patrons visited the Morris County Library in 2011.