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Volume 12 Number 1, Winter 2001
In This Issue:

Planning begins for "new" Main Library

Three Trustees Administered Oath of Office

The Director’s Journal

Portuguese Exhibit Reception

Save the Date

IDT Reading Rewards

Treasures of the Library

Library celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration

The Weequahic Branch Library

Library Hours


Adverse to verse?

News You Can Use

Art of Writing Honorees

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center

Friends award six grants

Friends to hold Tenth Book Sale; seek volunteers


The Director’s Journal

We have begun planning for the renovation and expansion of the Main Library. We intend to provide Newark with a state-of-the-art cultural and educational center while maintaining the existing edifice, which is an architectural gem.

This expansion will provide for:

  • More room for materials and services
  • Patron and staff parking
  • Popular patron amenities, such as restaurant/café, gift shop, Library store
  • Quiet study areas
  • A separate area for research carrels
  • Attractive space for Library exhibitions and public programs
  • Full access to the Library’s numerous resources
  • A technology-friendly facility
  • Sufficient public seating
  • Flexibility in establishing new services
  • We look forward to this exciting and challenging project in which the community is playing a major role.

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