So you may have guessed that books and literature
play an important role in our home. However as the library is a municipally
owned and operated facility, it has never hosted a wedding in its 75-year-history since becoming a library in 1937. We put our request in front of the
library Board of Trustees, and were very happy to hear the good news and now
share it with you.
In keeping with the "going local lifestyle" and enjoying the
local Red Bank downtown culture, we have secured the upstairs of the
Dublin House on
Monmouth Street for our reception. Like the library, it is a smaller venue, but
we prefer small and quaint to large and soulless. Much like the library, this will be a first for the Dublin House, hosting a wedding
reception. We are glad to keep it all local in our beautiful town and show
our out-of-town guests what a great place we call home.
The library is not just simply
the precursor to the Kindle or Nook. The library is a
classic piece of the fabric of Americana. It is not just a place
to read books, but a place of community, gathering and
sharing. In a past gone by it is up there with the grange
and town hall. Libraries also teach us the importance of
sharing, appreciating and responsibility of retuning things
So no it is not just a place
that smells of mildew and of book glue; it is a key
contributor to the center of our sense of community. Long
before today's distracting multimedia world we were all
taught to read a story and use our imagination. Rich or poor,
the library is there for all to share and appreciate.
Everyone comes to hear the
enchantment from "Once upon a time" to "Happily ever after".
(Obviously some parts of that are still being written)
Out of respect for the books, the bride and
groom ask that your please refrain from bringing your Nook,
Kindle, or e-reader to the wedding day festivities.