Img_2557Back in business.

The hours of operation are, for now, limited — 1 to 5p, Monday through Saturday.

There are still lots of loose ends for the staff to attend to as they relocate from temporary facility two doors away. The old Eisner family living room, a baronial space that will house the New Jersey collection, is still off-limits as it gets unpacked and shelved.

But months late, the Red Bank Public Library reopened this afternoon after a 16-month, $1.6 million renovation. And within minutes of the doors opening, the facility had drawn several dozen regulars and curious first-timers to its sweeping space overlooking the Navesink River.

“So far, people seem to be diving in, jumping on computers and grabbing books,” said harried director Debbie Griffin-Sadel.

Plans for a grand reopening are in the works, but no date has been set, she said.

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