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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


Sticks and Stones

Part of the Library’s legacy is our commitment to children for they are our future. Two shining examples of our striving to improve the lives of Newark’s children are the “Club Success” after-school homework clubs and the Library Skills Workshops the Library has presented to hundreds of Newark public school teachers. Also, we place special emphasis on the Children’s Rooms when renovating our Branch Libraries. While Vailsburg is being refurbished, we are working simultaneously on revitalizing the Main Library’s Children’s Room.

The room will become a showcase for innovations in library services and technology for children. It will be the model for our “Kids and Computers” project.

Funding for the renovation of the room is provided by a generous City appropriation, which reflects the City’s continuing commitment to enriching the lives of all Newarkers.

We are well into the planning phase for the Children’s Room; construction should be completed by the middle of the year.

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