Irene Goldberg

Monroe Township Library Director Irene Goldberg in the library's children's wing on May 6. Golderg is retiring at the end of May after a 30-year career as the library director.

MONROE – To honor outgoing Monroe Township Library Director Irene Goldberg, the library will hold a retirement celebration on Friday that is open to the community.

Goldberg has served as the library’s only director since its formation 30 years ago and has been a librarian for 50 years.

The reception will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Goldberg’s last day onsite is May 23, then she heads to a conference, with her first official retirement day is June 1.

“I only became a librarian because I wanted to inspire kids to read somehow. I've distanced myself a ways from there, but that's what it's all about,” she said in a previous interview with MonroeNow. “But it’s time, it’s time. It’s actually time to sit on my porch and watch my flowers grow.”

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.