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Volume 11 Number 1, Winter 2000

In This Issue:

The Year of the Branch

The Director’s Journal

Library fundraisers

Forthcoming exhibitions

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

Library holds awards ceremony

Have a reference question?

Grants support valuable services and programs

Friends grants top $14,000

Friends install new officers

Friends set dates for Book Sale; need volunteers

Friends grants top $14,000

The Friends bestowed more than $14,000 in grants to the Library during 1999. These grants supported unparalleled programming and enabled the Library to enhance collections. Some of the projects continue into 2000.

  • $1,000 for materials on career and job information
  • $750 for the purchase of the eight-volume Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  • $2,000 for two series of Internet training classes—“Webrowse” for children and their caregivers, and “SeniorSurf” for senior citizens
  • $1,500 for the preservation of Newark city directories
  • $1,000 for the mounting of a wildlife print art exhibition
  • $2,450 for the purchase of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Encyclopedia of the Essay, the Encyclopedia of Folklore and other reference works
  • $1,500 for the mounting of the 333rd Anniversary of Newark exhibition
  • $500 for the purchase of a button maker
  • $1,500 for the purchase of television/VCR unit for the Central Library Children’s Room
  • $830 for purchase of a speaker’s podium at the North End branch
  • $1,000 annual contribution to the John T. Cunningham Endowment for New Jersey history materials

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