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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


Treasures of the Library

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

LuQueen was born in Ashville, N.C., and reared in Newark. She’s a graduate of St. Antoninus Elementary School and Essex County Vocational Technical High School, continuing her education at Essex County College.

LuQueen Lee-Jackson

She began her career at the Library in 1987 as a bookmobile driver. Five years later, LuQueen gained valuable branch experience at Mount Vernon, before being transferred to the Roseville Branch Library, where she now is manager.

At Roseville, LuQueen and her staff of three have challenged younger patrons by telling them “Never Say Can’t” and by always encouraging them to give a 100% effort. With the beginning of a New Year, her goal at Roseville is to increase patron attendance and materials circulation.

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