September is Deaf Awareness Month! - Newark Public Library

September is Deaf Awareness Month!

Celebrating the Richness of Deaf Culture!

Join us this September as we shine a spotlight on Deaf Awareness Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the significance of Deaf culture and the journey toward a more inclusive society.

Visit the Main Library lobby to view a display featuring resources from the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is at the forefront of advocating for Deaf individuals and those with hearing loss. Their resources encompass a wide range of topics, from accessible technology to support services and educational materials.

The display showcases a treasure trove of materials, information, and resources:

  • Equipment Distribution Program Applications
  • Hearing Aid Programs
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sensitivity Training Information 
  • Sign Language Interpreters or Real-Time Captioning Information
  • Language Instruction Program for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind Children Ages 0-5 Information

Visit the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Website

Fall ASL Classes are full!
More classes coming Spring 2024!

The Newark Public Library is proud to celebrate 30 years of ASL Classes!

View our YouTube playlist of past ASL classes!

Explore our ASL Class Resources Page!


Discover notes, materials from previous classes, insights into Deaf culture, ASL learning apps and websites, basic ASL lessons, and engaging ASL worksheets – all designed to enhance your American Sign Language journey. Start learning today!

Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month by embracing the beauty and diversity of Deaf culture and discover valuable resources at the Newark Public Library to support and empower the Deaf community.