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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

Prudential comes through for children . . . again!

The Prudential Foundation again has provided the generous funding to sponsor the Library’s premier reading and literacy program for Newark’s school children in grades pre-K through 8. The theme for this year’s Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge is READ and the force is with you! More than 8,000 Newark children, ages 3 to 14, have participated in the last 7 years. The Challenge begins June 28 and runs through August 20.

Special events!

The festive program kicks off officially at 10am on Wednesday, June 30, with a fun-filled rally at Washington Park. Featured will be entertainment and a picnic lunch.

Win prizes! Have fun!

The Challenge rewards children through a step-system of prizes. Each child will receive a READ poster, bookmark, and reading log. Those who read and report on at least five books will receive prizes and achievement certificates. The top winners will receive personal audio equipment. Special prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the three divisions—pre-K through K, grades 1 through 3, and grades 4 through 8—who do the best job of coloring their program posters.

Sign up for this popular program at the Children’s Room in the Main Library or at any of the Branches.

More Summer Fun!

In addition to the Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge, other daily activities—movies, arts and crafts, games—will be held in the Main and Branch Libraries’ Children’s Rooms. Activities and times vary, so check with each location for its schedule.

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