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Ridgewood Administrator Takes Over As Director Of Fort Lee Library

Chris Yurgelonis
Chris Yurgelonis Photo Credit: Matt Speiser

FORT LEE, N.J. — Chris Yurgelonis began her first day on the job as director of the Fort Lee Public Library on Monday with one goal in mind: to make it more of a destination.

The former assistant director at Ridgewood Library replaces Rita Altomara, who served for over 30 years as the FLPL director.

"It is such a thrill to be here," Yurgelonis, 43, told Daily Voice. "I have had a very warm reception and I look forward to getting to know the community."

Yurgelonis grew up in Hasbrouck Heights and graduated Rutgers School of Communication and Information in 1997. She lives in Ridgewood with her husband and teenage daughter.

"I want this library to be a reflection of the community and a place people want to come to," Yurgelonis said. "Fort Lee should know that this is their library and I am here to serve them."

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