Amanda Roberts was appointed to the board of the Hoboken Public Library on Tuesday evening, to fill a vacancy created when her mother, Anna Roberts, passed away last year after a brave battle with brain cancer. Anna Roberts was the first lady of Hoboken during the mayoral term of Mayor David Roberts from 2001 to 2009. She passed away at 49.
The volunteer position is apt for Amanda, who is 25 and a library media specialist in the Paterson schools. Amanda graduated from St. Dominick’s High School and received her BA and Master’s at Montclair University. She lives in Hoboken.
Amanda’s two brothers, ages 22 and 15, also still live in Hoboken.
Mayor Roberts said last week, “I would like to thank Mayor Zimmer for appointing Amanda to carry on Anna’s role on the library board. It was an important part of Anna’s life, and mayor Zimmer publicly commended Anna on the quality work that she put in over the years.”