Newark Public Library adds programs to its November schedule
The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, announced it has added programs to its already-announced schedule for November. Included are a bookmark contest in celebration of "Children’s Book Week," and the renewal of the "Saturday Programs at the Branches" initiative. All of these November events are free and open to the public. For more information, 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 Library will celebrate "National Children’s Book Week" (November 13-19) by encouraging children to design their own bookmarks. There are two themes this year: "More Books Please!" and "The Very Best Readers." For the bookmarks, children should design the "front" only and may use crayons or markers, little or no glitter. All bookmarks will be returned to the children. Even though the program is open to children in grades K through eight, high school students may join in the fun and participate. All bookmarks must be submitted by Saturday, November 18; they will be returned to the children. For more information visit any Children’s Room system wide.
Thanks to continued funding by the Newark Public Schools, on November 25 the Library begins another year of its popular "Saturday Programs at the Branches" for children. These musical performances, plays and workshops are thematically based on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and are not only fun for the children, but are educational. Following is the November 25, 2006 schedule.
Branch Brook Branch, 235 Clifton Avenue, 973-733-6388, at 11:00am
Clinton Branch, 739 Bergen Street, 973-733-7754, at 10:30am
Madison Branch, 790 Clinton Avenue, 973-733-8090, at noon
North End Branch, 722 Summer Avenue, 973-733-7683, at 11:00am
Roseville Branch, 99 Fifth Street, 973-733-7770, at 11:00am
Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street, 973-733-7736, at 11:00am
Vailsburg Branch, 75 Alexander Street, 973-733-7755, at 11:00am
The Van Buren branch library, 140 Van Buren Street, 973-733-7750, has added a Thanksgiving craft to its list of November programs. Youngsters are invited to the branch on Wednesday, November 22, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, to make something for their Thanksgiving Day table.
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