The New Jersey State Library

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Welcome to the New Jersey State Library's website.

The New Jersey State Library is committed to empowering people, organizations and government by providing access to information and libraries. As leader of the more than 2,000 member libraries in the NJ Library Network, the State Library takes a proactive and innovative approach in guiding libraries and providing information to foster a literate, productive and competitive New Jersey. NJ Libraries are also stepping up to help job seekers and small business owners during tough economic times.

We encourage you to learn more about our three bureaus: State Library Information Center, Library Development Bureau and the Talking Book and Braille Center. Each one has a distinct role in serving state government, libraries and the residents who call New Jersey home.

The New Jersey State Library

Welcome to the New Jersey State Library

At the State Library we believe access to information and libraries empowers people, organizations and government. As leader of the more than 2,000 member libraries in the NJ Library Network, the State Library takes a proactive and innovative approach in guiding libraries and providing information to foster a literate, productive and competitive New Jersey. We are especially proud of the way NJ Libraries are helping job seekers during the economic environment.
NJ State Library Author Talks

The Characters & Stories of Fred and Pete's Deli presented by Paul Jellinek

What better day than April 1 to hear a presentation called "Fred and Pete’s: They’re all Nuts," presented by author Paul Jellinek?  As part of the State Library's popular author talk series, Jellinek presented the history of Fred and Pete's Deli & Luncheonette, a Hamilton Township gathering place for over 45 years, through the eyes and stories of its loyal customers. 
FDLP

Teri Taylor Appointed to Depository Library Council

Teri Taylor, U.S. Documents Collections Supervisor at the New Jersey State Library, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council. The 15 member council serves as an advisory committee to the Public Printer of the United States and the Superintendent of Documents.
Maggie Worsdale as Martha Washington

Martha Washington Tells Tales of the First Ladies

Who better to expose the most obscure facts about the wives of our presidents than the first First Lady: Martha Washington?
Read Across America, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Miss New Jersey "Reads Across America" in Little Egg Harbor

In honor of Dr.
New Directors Training in New Jersey

New Directors Convene at NJSL for Two Days of Training

Newly appointed directors from 24 NJ public libraries came to Trenton for the annual two-day orientation workshop. The first session was held on Feb. 19 at the New Jersey State Library. The second follows on Feb. 26.
One Page All Libraries (OPAL) emergency preparedness training workshop

Libraries of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties Get OPAL Emergency Prep Training

The West Deptford Public Library (WDPL) was one of three New Jersey libraries to receive funding for their community disaster preparedness program from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR). The library was eligible for this grant because they attended the NJ State Library's Ports in a Storm summit, completed a service continuity plan and, then, attended an advanced disaster planning workshop.
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