HILLSIDE — Hillside Public Library remains closed after a flash flood on Aug. 23. The initial cleanup began August 29 and was completed on Sept. 4 by Insurance Restoration Specialists. However, the repairs needed to get the library open are extensive. This included removal of asbestos floor tiles that were exposed when the carpet was taken up. That portion of the recovery was completed on Sept. 24 by First Phase Inc.
The next project is to replace the flooring materials. The township expects to reopen the library by the middle of November, at the earliest. Until then Hillside residents are able to use the public libraries in Elizabeth, Roselle and Mountainside.