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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


Friends award six grants

The Friends of The Newark Public Library awarded more than $10,400 to the Library at their December Annual Meeting. The amount comprises six grants and will help the Library strengthen collections and present outstanding programs.

  • $1,750 to plan, prepare and install an extensive exhibition on the timely topic of "Architecture Observed." The exhibition will be on view on the third-floor gallery through April.
  • $1,976 to purchase specific preservation tools for reproduction of photographs and documents, to minimize the handling of fragile originals. (This will enable the New Jersey Information Center to lend more materials and provide greater access to the state’s largest picture collections.)
  • $3,000 for the acquisition of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, an indispensable work of ten volumes, covering more than 2,000 articles on topics such as African aesthetics, feminist theology, poetry and psychology.
  • $1,000 for the purchase of circulating and reference books for the education collection of the Business, Science & Technology division.
  • $1,500 for "SeniorSurf Second Edition." This series of computer classes will be tailored to the interests of older adults with little or no computer experience. Instruction will cover word processing, introduction to the Internet, email and websites for seniors.
  • $1,200 for the professional printing of three bookmarks selected from the dozens that students designed during last year’s "Children’s Book Week." The bookmarks will be distributed through the Library’s eleven children’s rooms.

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