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In This Issue:

Library announces Saturday hours for all branches

The Director's Journal

ARLIS/NA honors William J. Dane

Treasures of the Library

Books for Kids

EDITIONS exhibition continues

Library announces "Create-A-Book Challenge" winners

Prudential again sponsors Summer Reading Challenge

Library plans "Gourmet Gala"

MCI adds support for Public Access Technology Center

Free Workshops in PTC

Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage

Vailsburg selected for revitalization

"Our children are a treasure. How they are educated will determine precisely the direction our country takes."

"Access Newark" inspires Web Diaries

Grants enable valuable services and programs

Friends award "curator" grant for 1998

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

E-mail: the answer to the 64,000 questions

Library announces "Create-A-Book Challenge" winners

Seated left to right: Alex Paz, first-place winner in the grades 4-8 category, a Van Buren Branch patron; Carol T. Jenkins, graphic artist and Create-A-Book Challenge judge; Ana Espinal, first-place winner in the pre-K through grade 3 category, a patron of the North End Branch. Standing: Susan Blake, Children's Librarian, Van Buren Branch; Heather Rivera, Children's Librarian, North End Branch.
As part of its "Children's Book Week" celebration last November, the Library invited children to create books and enter them in the Library's annual contest. The books were judged according the child's grade levelpre-K to grade 3, and grades 4 through 8by Carol T. Jenkins, graphic artist, coordinator of the Entrepreneur Club for East Orange, and former instructor at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.

Prizes were awarded to the top three winners and honorable mentions in each group. The first-place winners received special children's books and personal stereo cassette players courtesy of Panasonic Corporation. All participants received colorful "Reading Is Out of This World" theme bookmarks.

Winning entries in the pre-K to grade 3 category were:

·1st PlaceA Fun Day at the Circus by Ana Espinal

·2nd PlaceThe Rabbit Who Ran Away by Timmy Murphy

·3rd PlaceThe Thanksgiving Dinner by Dana Carr

·Honorable mentions: The Trip to Atlantic City by Noel Maldonado, The Flying People by Shelbi-Kaye Wallace, and My Adventure With Santa Claus by Stephanie Gonzalez.

Winners in grades 4 through 8 were:

-1st PlaceThe Visitors by Alex Paz

-2nd PlaceThe Talking House by Jessica Oliveira

-3rd PlaceOne Cool Cat Who Loves Books by Alex Gonzalez

-Honorable mentions: Lost in the Alpha Sector by Ricardo Pereira, The Richest Girl in the World by Susana Vieira, and Everything Is Talking to Me by Janice Delaney.

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