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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

Treasures of the Library

Michele Cappetta with students at a Club Success session at the Springfield Branch.
Our focus in this installment of a continuing series of articles on the Library's treasures is on Michele Cappetta, Principal Children's Librarian, who has been a staff member for more than 26 years.

Michele began her employment in October 1971 as a library intern in the Main Library's Children's Room, then worked six years at the Branch Brook Children's Room. For the last ten years, she has served as Youth Services Coordinator for Community Library Services for the Main Library and ten branches. She is a product of the Newark Public Schools; she holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Graduate degree in Reading from Montclair State; Library Science Certification from Caldwell College.

She is the coordinator and the driving force behind a variety of successful children's programs: Hooray for Children, Summer Reading Challenge, Club Success, Create-A-Book Challenge, Books for Kids. She also has been the Project Director for a number of grants for children and young adult services and special collections.

Her relationship with the Library dates back to age 6 when she received her first library card (orange with metal number bars) in the first grade. She remembers fondly the Saturday-morning story hours and crafts at the North End Branch.

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