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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


New reading machine aids visually impaired

A new reading machine and electronic magnifying system have been added to the services provided by the Library’s Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The sophisticated machinery, termed The Reading Edge, translates written text into sound. It will be useful especially to those whose sight is impaired and those who cannot read small type. Funding was provided by a New Jersey State Library grant, which also included an allocation for more than 100 large-type books.

The new equipment is located in the Special Services Room, which is adjacent to the James Brown African-American Room on the first floor of the Main Library. For more information, call Margaret Orimogunje at 733-4325.

Margaret Orimogunje, Special Services Coordinator,
and Dr. Alex Boyd, Library Director, try out the
new reading machine.

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