|In This Issue:
Victoria Technology Center Opens
The Directors Journal
Madison Branch reopens
Main Library Childrens Room Reopens
Treasures of the Library
Library on the airwaves at new time
Another Round of Round Tables
Whats the Hub-Bub about?
Copy Cards Eliminate Fumbling for Change
Prudential comes through for children . . . again!
Branch Libraries continue Saturday programs for children
Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage
Restaurant Secrets Cookbook on Sale
Annual Giving Campaign response
Gourmet Gala a tasteful success
Friends Book Sale a Success
Friends of The Newark Public Library
What's all the Hub-Bub about?
Jack Livingstone, State Librarian, addresses audience as Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, looks on.
A ceremony held on February 24 marked the opening of The Newark Public Library Hub, which provides Internet access and technological support to nearby libraries. The Hub system was established as part of the statewide Libraries 2000 Plan, which strives to link all libraries electronically and provide them with necessary technology for the new millennium. The New Jersey State Library and the library community have joined with Bell Atlantic (which committed $3.5 million for networking equipment to public libraries in New Jersey) to achieve these goals.
As a Hub library, The Newark Public Library is providing technical support to more than a dozen local libraries, as well as Internet access at no cost to them, saving them approximately $1 million each year.