Cranford library to receive set of 24 Humanities Book of the Year nominees

CRANFORD — Each year the New Jersey Council for the Humanities selects a Humanities Book of the Year. This year’s Humanities Book of the Year is Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression by Holly Metz. Killing the Poormaster was selected from among 24 nominated books.

As part of the Humanities Book of the Year program, the Council also awards a set of the 24 nominated books to five New Jersey libraries. Cranford Public Library was among the five libraries designated to receive the set this year.

All the books are available for borrowing from the Cranford library, both by Cranford Public Library card holders and members of libraries participating in the MURAL reciprocal borrowing system. The Cranford library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. To find the list of 24 nominated books and to check on their availability, visit