Newark Public Library celebrates
"National Library Week," highlighted by the popular "Create-Your-Own-Book"
Press Release March 16, 2006
Media only contact: J. Dennis Papp
(973) 733-7798; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, is celebrating "National
Library Week" (April 2-8, 2006) with a host of free programs that
will be held system wide. This year's theme is Change Your World @ Your
Library. Highlighting the celebration is the popular "Create-Your-Own-Book"
contest, in which children in grades PreK to 12 are invited to participate.
For more information on any event call the number listed with the program
description, or visit the library’s home page at www.npl.org
for adult programs and
www.npl.org/Pages/KidsPlace/calendar.html for children’s programs.
"The ever-popular 'Create-Your-Own-Book' contest is an event youngsters
anticipate each year," notes Michele Cappetta, Youth Services Coordinator.
"Parents have an important role in supporting a child's desire to write, and
this program furthers that interest."
Children participate according to grade level (PreK to 3, 4 to 8, and
9 to 12), and the book must be the child’s own creation, using the
official "Create-Your-Own-Book" booklet that is available at any Children’s
Room during National Library Week. Completed booklets must be submitted by
April 22, 2006. For complete guidelines see a Children’s Room librarian or
Following is the listing of National Library Week programs.
Branch Brook Branch, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388
- On April 5, from 3:00pm to 7:30pm, the branch will hold a Health
Fair. Health books will be on display, healthful snacks will be
provided, and a listing of health-related web sites will be available.
Representatives of Clara Maas will provide free blood pressure
- On Thursday, April 6, from 11:00am to 4:30pm, the Children’s Room
will hold an "Open House," featuring library tours, refreshments and
Clinton Branch, 739 Bergen Street, 973-733-7754
- Wednesday, April 5 at 3:30pm, all ages are welcome to this branch
program, "April Shower Umbrellas," in which participants can make
beautiful spring umbrellas. All materials are provided.
- Friday, April 7, at 3:30pm, all ages are welcome to "Spring
Bookmarks," in which participants can make floral bookmarks that
celebrate a favorite book. All materials are provided.
Main Library Children’s Room, 5 Washington Street, 973-733-7797
- Tuesday, April 4 & Wednesday, April 5, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm:
"Create-Your-Own-Book Kickoff Party." Come in and receive the official
entry booklet to create your own story. Entries are due back by
April 22. Light refreshments will be served.
- Thursday, April 6, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm: "Poetry for Prizes."
Share your favorite poetry with the library staff. Read from your
favorite poet or write your own. Check out the poetry section in the
library. All participants will receive a prize.
- Thursday April 6, 4:00pm to 5:00pm: "Change the World and Your
Grades - Club Success Meet the Teacher Night." Come to the library and
meet the reason why so many children have increased their grades this
past year! Meet and greet the teacher and learn more about our
homework-assistance program. This informal hour is for teachers,
parents, and kids to learn more about this exciting program. Light
refreshments will be served.
- Saturday, April 8, 9:30am to 10:15am: "Saturday Morning Story Time."
Change how you see the world by experiencing some fabulous stories.
Do you have a book you would like to share with the group? Find your
story in the library or bring in your favorite book from home. Come in
and share your story with the group. The librarian has a few of her
North End Branch, 722 Summer Avenue, 973-733-7766
- On Wednesday, April 5 the branch will hold an "Easter Arts &
Crafts" program that begins at 3:30pm.
Roseville Branch, 99 Fifth Street, 973-733-7770
- The branch will hold an Open House on Wednesday, April 5 from
4:00pm to 7:00pm. Neighborhood residents are invited to visit the
branch, sign up for a library card, learn how to use the library's
databases to find magazine articles, meet the Club Success Homework
Club teacher, and more. Popular storyteller Julie Pasqual will present
an entertaining program that is suitable for the entire family at
Vailsburg Branch, 75 Alexander Street, 973-733-7755
- On Saturday, April 8 the branch presents "The Secret Easter Eggs"
from 10:30am to noon. Children of all ages are welcome to come to play
musical chairs to learn about the true meaning of Easter through the
- On Friday, April 7, from 3:30 to 4:30pm, children in grades 3 to 8
are welcome to create poetry booklets by writing poems on their
favorite topics and decorating their booklets.
- Attention: Children of Newark! The Vailsburg Library needs your
opinion! On Monday, April 3 to Saturday, April 8, anytime during
library hours, you can be a book critic for the Vailsburg Library.
Read our children's books and tell us what you think! Let your voice
be heard! Help us make the children's book collection the best it can
be! Those who review a book or books can enter their names in a drawing
to win a free book of your choice.
Van Buren Branch, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750
- On Wednesday, April 5, beginning 6:00pm, patrons are invited to
read works of favorite poets or their own poems and celebrate National
Weequahic Branch, 355 Osborne Terrace, 973-733-7751
- On Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30pm, patrons are invited to "Book
Time for Reading," at which they will meet Pamm Malveaux, author of
Peanut Butter and Bologna Sandwiches, as she reads from her
book. The program is suitable for all ages; refreshments will be