Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) was incorporated on April 12, 1985. The consortium is made up of all 20 public libraries in the county along with with Union County Community College. The purpose of the consortium is to promote cooperative library activities among its members so that a higher quality of library services for residents within Union County can be provided, and to provide informational, recreational and educational programs at the local and county levels. The Directors of these libraries meet regularly throughout the year to share information and participate in accomplishing these purposes.
Union County Public Libraries Join Together to Check Out Hunger in NJ
Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Union County Public Libraries.
From November 25 - December 16, your local public library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries. Collection bins will be conveniently located at the public libraries and library staff will then route 100% of the donations to designated food banks.
During these tough economic times, many people in New Jersey have been left behind; low income families; struggling single parents; the elderly on a fixed income; the unemployed. One year later many people are still suffering the effects of super storm Sandy. The New Jersey Community Food Bank assists by supplying food to over 1,500 non-profit charities in 19 counties, including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, local food banks, after school programs and senior centers.
To make this holiday season hunger free, simply visit your local library with a donation of non-perishable items. Groceries most urgently needed are canned meat and fish; canned soups and stews; peanut butter (in plastic jars); boxed pasta and rice; powdered milk; infant formula; canned vegetables and fruits.
Participating libraries include: Berkeley Heights Public Library, Clark Public Library, Cranford Public Library, Elizabeth Public Library, Garwood Free Public Library, Kenilworth Public Library, Linden Public Library, New Providence Memorial Library, Plainfield Public Library, Rahway Public Library, Roselle Public Library, Springfield Public Library, Summit Public Library, Union Free Public Library, Westfield Memorial Library.