RUTHERFORD, NJ – Commissioner Chairman Steve Tanelli took part in a ceremony at the Rutherford Public Library arranged by the Borough of Rutherford to celebrate Jane Tarantino’s 50 years of service to the residents of Rutherford as a Librarian. At the ceremony, she was presented with a Proclamation by the Bergen County Board of Commissioners declaring September 23, Jane Tarantino Day, in the County of Bergen. 

Jane was born and raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. She was hired in September 1971 as a Junior Library Clerk and seven years later was promoted to Junior Librarian before receiving another promotion in 1982 to Senior Children’s Librarian. 

Throughout the years, she had dedicated herself to the education and enrichment of children in her community by organizing public school trips to the library, running the Summer Reading Club for local kids, and arranging for joint educational luncheons between public librarians and school librarians. For all of her countless contributions, she has been nominated by the residents for the New York Times Librarian of the Year Award. 

Thank you Jane for all of your hard work and many years of service. We wish you many more!

Above: Jane Tarantino receive an honorary bouquet of flowers from her grandson
Above: Family Members and Residents Gather to Celebrate Jane Tarantino's 50 Years of Service
Above: Jane Tarantino Addresses the Crowd


Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Steven A. Tanelli was elected to the Bergen County Board of Commissioners on November 6, 2012. Commissioner Tanelli served as Chairman in 2016 and 2021, Vice Chairman in 2015, and Chair Pro Tempore in 2020.

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