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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

Grants enable valuable services and programs

The Newark Public Library receives a number of grants each year. Following is a sampling of the those received in 1997/1998 from the New Jersey State Library.

Statewide Services

This grant enables the Library to provide New Jersey residents with access to information and library materials not available at their local libraries. Twenty-two staff members at four service centersunique strengths of the Library in the areas of art, music, business, New Jersey, U.S. government documents, and patents, as well as the breadth and depth of the Library's book collection, electronic resources, and serial holdings in all other fields.

Major Urban Resource Library

The Library was able to acquire hundreds of items to support the services it providesto fill specific needs and/or strengthen specialized collections in art reference, business, music, New Jersey, U.S. Patents, U.S. Documents.


The continuation of this grant enabled the Library to add to our collections and services (in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Filipino, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, and Polish) for our Multilingual Materials Acquisition Center.

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