Link to August 24 Newark Star-Ledger article.
Excerpt: After shutting down for two months to clean up chipping lead paint found peeling from the walls, the Orange Public Library has reopened in time for the new school year.
The remediation cost $43,000 and came from the library’s budget, said John Mason, Orange business administrator.
Built in 1901, the Orange Public Library at 348 Main St. is Essex County’s oldest and is registered as a national historic site. Lead-based paints were in common use in buildings constructed before 1978, said Vincent DeFilippo, Orange health inspector.
Library closes due to lead paint and asbestos hazards. (5/12/2010)