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Volume 11 Number 3, Fall 2000
In This Issue:

IDT Reading Rewards

N.J. Center gets 3 grants

The Director’s Journal

Library on TV

Library revives Lorraine Hansberry Lecture Series

Treasures of the Library

Hispanic Heritage celebration

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Events

La Sala Hispanoamericana

Library Hours

Spanish/Bilingual Database

It's at your fingertips

What Do I Read Next?


Corky at SRC kickoff

SeniorSurf Success Stories

Book Sale Volunteers

Friends of The Newark Public Library


The Director’s Journal

The Library recently concluded another successful “Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge” for Newark’s youth. The theme was Connect@Library.READ! As a follow-up to that theme, here are ten ways for kids to connect at the Library. The list is courtesy of the American Library Association.

1.Answers. One mom reports keeping a list and taking it with her to the library to help her child find the answers.

 2.Books. Old and new favorites tempt children of all ages to pick up a book and read. Ask your librarian for titles the whole family will enjoy.

 3.Computers. Kids who aren't logged-on and literate will be lost in the 21st century. We provide computers and classes to help kids (moms and dads, too) master computer skills.

 4.Fun. Check out our free programs for children.

 5.Homework Help. Our “Club Success” program offers homework centers that are specially staffed and equipped to assist children.

 6.Librarians. Librarians are experts at answering questions and helping kids connect with books to appeal to their special interests. Be sure to introduce your children to the librarians and encourage them to ask for assistance.

 7.Magazines. We offer a selection of popular children’s magazines with stories, games and other fun activities.

 8.Preschool Learning. Getting kids ready to learn starts at birth. Introduce children to the fun of reading and stimulate mental development.

 9.Tapes. Borrow books, stories and songs “on tape” to play in the car, while brushing teeth, before nap or bedtime.

 10.Videos. Adults can check them out . . . classic children’s films and current features.

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The Second Century
The Newark Public Library
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P.O. Box 630
Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630
Telephone 973-733-7793


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