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Volume 10 Number 2, Summer 1999

In This Issue:

Victoria Technology Center Opens

The Director’s Journal

Madison Branch reopens

Main Library Children’s Room Reopens

Treasures of the Library

Library on the airwaves at new time

Another Round of “Round Tables”

What’s 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.


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