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Volume 10 Number 1, Winter 1999

In This Issue:

MCI WorldCom Hometown Help Program

The Director's Journal

Library featured on phone book cover

Library on the airwaves and in print

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

The Second Century begins 10th year

Patents and Trademarks on the Internet

Rutgers students again offer free tax return help

"Art of Writing" luncheon

Trustee President: A Community Leader

Library plans two fundraisers

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1999 Book Sale; need volunteers

The Director's Journal

A few months ago, I marked my tenth year at the Library. During the time I have been here, I am happy to say, we have not lost sight of the Library's purpose (as stated in the May 13, 1888, editorial in the Sunday Call) to be a "people's library." We continue to provide for the people of Newark an easily available local collection of . . . and global access to . . . the universal record of human thought, wisdom, ideas, information, experiences, and artistic expressions.

A few current initiatives clearly suggest lines of future development:

  • The impending opening of our second Public Technology Center.
  • The inauguration of a Technology-Based Children's Center.
  • The addition of blind/low-vision training to our existing programs for physically challenged patrons.
  • The renovation and expansion of the Vailsburg Branch Library.

As one of the City's major educational and cultural institutions, The Newark Public Library of the 21st century will provide our patrons the easiest and widest possible access to information services.

110 Years of service-At the recent Library staff party marking Dr. Boyd's (left) tenth year of service, he was joined by two staffers who already each marked fifty years of service: Wilelmina Person, of the Clifton Branch (see related "Treasures" story), and William J. Dane, Special Collections.

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