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"Newark Arena Model Tour" will make six stops at The Newark Public Library
Press Release October 21, 2005

The three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils and the City of Newark are inviting the residents of Newark to come, see and share in the New Jersey Devils/Newark Arena Model Tour that will have six stops at various branch locations of the Newark Public Library. Each of Newark’s five wards is represented on the tour. The dates and locations are:

  • October 26 – November 1: Main Library, 5 Washington Street, (973) 733-7797
  • November 2 – November 7: Van Buren branch, 140 Van Buren Street, (973) 733-7750
  • November 9 – November 15: Weequahic branch, 355 Osborne Terrace, (973) 733-7751
  • November 16 – November 22: Vailsburg branch, 75 Alexander Street, (973) 733-7755
  • November 23 – November 29: Springfield branch, 50 Hayes Street, (973) 733-7736
  • November 30 – December 6: North End branch, 722 Summer Avenue, (973) 733-7683

On Wednesday of each stop, in addition to the arena model being on view, representatives from the Boys' and Girls' Club of Newark and the Newark All Stars will be on hand from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to discuss their organizations. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, during library hours, the model will be on view (exclusive of November holidays on the 8th, 11th and 24th).

In addition to demonstrating the New Jersey Devils' support of the Newark community and its children through education, sport and the arts, the tour in the Newark Public Library facilities will offer information for children 10-12 years old, grades 4-6, by having a hockey seminar entitled "Hockey Basics: What’s It All About." The seminar will introduce children to hockey in an easy, fun and hands-on way by having a "Show and Tell" with hockey equipment and gear and conclude with a "question and answer" segment.

The Devils have made a generous donation to the library's collection development fund that will result in the purchase of new hockey books for each of the Children's Rooms.

To help promote "hockey readiness" in Newark’s youngsters, the Newark Public Library systemwide is inviting all children who live or go to school in Newark in grades 1 through 8 to create their own hockey story, real or imagined, using 200 words or fewer, with the theme, "Newark, Hockey and Me." The hockey story can be a play, a poem, a story, a diary or a wordless story of pictures or photographs promoting the relationship among the New Jersey Devils, the City of Newark and the community. Children may participate according to their grade level: grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 and 8. Prizes will be awarded to the top winner in each grade category. All stories must be written on the official "Hockey Story" booklet by the child and submitted to any one of the Newark Public Library's Children's Rooms by Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Complete guidelines are available in each Children's Room.

For more information on the "Newark Arena Model Tour," call any of the Newark Public Library participating locations on the tour.


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