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Volume 11 Number 2, Summer 2000
In This Issue:

Library receives Lucent Technologies grant

The Director’s Journal

Patron Survey Results

Treasures of the Library

Gourmet Gala honors James Courter

Technology Update

Programs foster learning and reading

The New Jersey Information Center

Summer Reading Challenge "connects" at Library

Animal prints exhibition now showing

New Electronic Resource

Friends grants top $10,000

Book Sale a success


Library receives Lucent Technologies grant

The Library has received a $101,230 grant from the Lucent Technologies Foundation to enhance and expand the benefits of Club Success, our popular after-school homework assistance program. The funds will be directed to the “Club Success Initiatives,” a series of computer-based educational “first-steps” for Newark’s students and their parents, teachers and caregivers.

David S. Ford, President, Lucent Technologies Foundation; Marcia Wilson Brown, Program Officer, also from Lucent; Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director.

“Your program was among the best we received from the more than ninety worthwhile proposals,” was the praise from David S. Ford, President of the Lucent Technologies Foundation. “We congratulate The Newark Public Library on being one of eighteen Newark grant recipients.”

Library Director Dr. Alex Boyd, upon learning of the award, commented, “This will bring a new dimension to our Club Success program: encouragement of independent lifelong learning.” Boyd further noted, “We will be able to build on an extremely successful after-school program established with the support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Newark Public Schools.”

Club Success Initiatives include:

  • Family Day
  • TechEd Institute
  • Technology Resources
  • Science and Math Resources

Club Success Family Day will be a system-wide recruitment and open house for young people and their families. This event will foster parent-community involvement in the Library’s homework assistance endeavors.

The TechEd Institute will enhance Newark teachers’ library research and Internet searching skills so that they can help Club Success students effectively use electronic information resources in their school work.

Children display certificates from a Club Success program.

A critical need of Club Success is adequate access to computer workstations during after-school hours. All Newark Public Library agencies are wired and equipped with computers for young people—but we need to add more workstations to meet increasing demand. Additional Technology Resources, thanks to the Lucent grant, will provide access to the Internet and be equipped to run the Science and Math Resources that will be purchased with grant funds.

Club Success Initiatives will give Newark’s youth further opportunities to realize their potentials and improve the potential of the City of Newark.

Sharpe James, Mayor, City of Newark

Donald Bradley, South Ward, City Council President

Newark Municipal Council
Augusto Amador, East Ward
Cory Booker, Central Ward
Mamie Bridgeforth, West Ward
Anthony Carrino, North Ward
Gayle H. Chaneyfield-Jenkins, At-Large
Luis A. Quintana, At-Large
Donald Tucker, At-Large
Bessie Walker, At-Large

The Second Century is published by the Development Department of The Newark Public Library, Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, and the Board of Trustees: Alberto Coutinho, President; Betty S. Rufalo, Vice President; Trish Morris-Yamba, Secretary; Joseph Yeadon, Treasurer; State District Superintendent of Schools, Marion A. Bolden, Doris Culver, Alternate; Mayor Sharpe James, Dolores Henry Metz, Alternate; Felix Cruz, Dr. Clement Alexander Price, Frank Salsano.

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The Second Century
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ISSN 1049-5509

Editorial, J. Dennis Papp
Design and Production by Jenkins Graphics
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The printing/distribution of The Second Century is funded by The Library's administrative budget and in part by a Community Development Block Grant/HUD administered by the City of Newark


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