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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


Treasures of the Library

In this installment of a continuing series of articles on the Library’s treasures, our focus is on Juanita Egoavil, Branch Manager, a staff member for more than twelve years.

Juanita is a native Newarker and a graduate of Lafayette Elementary School and East Side High School. As a city resident and a Latina, she has a special knack for relating to the patrons at the First Avenue branch—her neighbors. She has set “service standards” for the patrons. In addition to helping initiate improvements to the facility and its collections, Juanita is especially proud that attendance is up significantly and circulation has increased by more than forty percent in the last year.

Library Director Alex Boyd and Juanita Egoavil review new materials for First Avenue Branch which were purchased with funds from the Carnegie Corporation grant.

Beginning her career with the Library as a junior clerk at the North End branch, Juanita worked at several other branches before becoming Branch Manager at First Avenue in September of 1999.

She feels strongly about the Library as a setting for learning. Juanita put her beliefs into practice by studying word processing at the American Business Institute and earning certification in a legal secretary program at the North Ward Cultural Center.

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