The Point Pleasant Borough branch celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday August 8 with a country fair atmosphere that included an array of activities, music, contests, games and food.
On January 15, 1989 the Point Pleasant Borough branch became the fifteenth branch in the system and first branch to open under “Partners in Progress” program. The program, conceived by the late James T. Mancini where costs where split between the municipality and the county, lead to the expansion of the system making it the largest library system in the state.
Noteworthy and interesting facts from 1989
The Exxon Valdez oil spill, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square Protests topped the news.
Average Cost of new house $120,000.00
Average Income per year $27,450.00
Average Monthly Rent $420.00
Average Price for new car $15, 350.00
1 gallon of gas 97 cents
US Postage Stamp 25 cents