Volume 9 Number 1, Winter 1998
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|Library receives $150,000 NEH Challenge Grant
The Newark Public Library received one of only eight challenge grants awarded to public libraries last December by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Washington, D.C.
In order to receive the funds, the Library must match the $150,000 award by the ratio of 2 to 1—by $300,000. We will then establish an Endowment for Public Humanities Programming with the sum of these funds. The interest (approximately $26,000 annually) from this fund will provide a solid foundation of support for the Librarys humanities-based programs, such as African-American History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.
Additionally, the NEH Challenge Grant will enable the development of major collaborative humanities projects with other cultural organizations.
However, the Librarys Endowment for Public Humanities Programming will be void of funds if we do not raise the necessary $300,000 as our part of the challenge. To provide your valuable support, call the Development Department at (973) 733-7793.
Victoria Foundation bestows $100,000 for Public Access Technology Center
The Victoria Foundation again has shown its generosity to the Library by providing $100,000 to help create a new Public Access Technology Center, which will be housed across from the existing Public Technology Center on the third floor of the Main Library.
The new room—actually two rooms in one—is scheduled to open in the Fall. It will accommodate twenty-four computer workstations: twelve with on-line access to the modern world of electronic information (the Internet), and twelve dedicated to word processing, spread sheets, desktop publishing, etc. The present Public Technology Center will then be used exclusively for training.
To open the new dual-purpose room, the Library requires an additional $30,000. Your support will be invaluable.
The Second Century is published by the Development Department of The Newark Public Library, Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, and the Board of Trustees: Harold Lucas, President; Hilda Rosario, Vice President; Albert Coutinho, Secretary; Mark A. Santangelo, Treasurer; State District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Beverly Hall, Marion A. Bolden, Alternate; Mayor Sharpe James, Philip LiVecchi, Alternate; Trish Morris-Yamba; Dr. Clement Alexander Price; Betty S. Rufalo.
Sharpe James, Mayor, City of Newark
Donald Bradley, South Ward, City Council President
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