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Second Century Header Volume 9 Number 1, Winter 1998

In This Issue:

The Director's Journal

Library reopens Van Buren Branch

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

New reading machine aids visually impaired

Sticks and Stones

Mary Higgins Clark chairs A.G.C.

Library renews and expands "Club Success"

Library continues poetry series

Friends schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1998 Book Sale

Rutgers Students Offer Free Tax Return Help


The Director's Journal

As reported in the front-page article, The Newark Public Library was elated to receive a “challenge grant” from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Washington. Faced with declining revenues, the City cannot continue to support the variety of multi-cultural programs which have become a trademark of the Library: humanities-based programs such as African-American History Month, the International Film Festival, Hispanic Heritage Month, and the International Cultural Festival. Consequently, the $150,000 award is vital.

The Library must, however, raise $300,000 to receive the total grant.

Again, we are appealing to the community to help provide the necessary funding. Your generosity will enable the Library to continue programming and remain a cultural anchor for the community.

To contribute your valuable support, call the Development Department at (973) 733-7793, or write them in care of The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

Copyright ©1998 The Newark Public Library

Address all correspondence to:
The Second Century
The Newark Public Library
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Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630
Telephone: (973)733-7793
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