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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

Prudential again sponsors Summer Reading Challenge

The Prudential Foundation again has provided the generous funding to sponsor the Library's premier reading and literacy program for Newark's school children, grades pre-K through 8. The theme for this year's Prudential Foundation Summer Reading Challenge is READiscover The World. More than 6,500 Newark children, ages three to fourteen, have participated in the last six years. The Challenge begins June 22 and runs through August 21.

Special events!

The festive program officially kicks off with a fun-filled rally featuringentertainment and a picnic lunch. The date and location are yet to be determined. Please contact any Children's Room for this information.

Win prizes! Have fun!

The Challenge rewards children with prizes tied to their achievements. Each child will receive a READiscover The World poster, bookmark, and reading log. Those who read and report on at least five books will receive prizes and achievement certificates. The top winners will receive Panasonic personal audio equipment. Special prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the three divisionspre-K through K, grades 1 through 3, and grades 4 through 8who do the best job of coloring their program posters.

Sign up for this popular program at the Children's Room in the Main Library or any of the Branches.

More Summer Fun!

In addition to the Challenge, other daily activitiesmovies, arts and crafts, gameswill be held in the Main and Branch Libraries' Children's Rooms. Activities and times vary, so check with each location for its schedule.

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