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NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Dedicates its Wall of Recognition

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center dedicated its Wall of Recognition. First two honorees were Congressman Rush Holt and the Grounds for Sculpture.

NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Project Brings NJ Authors to Audiobooks

When it comes to finding alternatives to meeting their customers’ needs, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center explores every option. Such was the case when one of their patrons, Elizabeth Heap, suggested to her friend Richard Muti that the book he co-authored with Charles Buckley, “The Charmer,” be made into an audio book by the National Library Service for the Blind.

New Jersey's Constitutional Roots from the research of Peter Mazzei

An historical account of New Jersey's Constitutional Commission from 1873 might sound rather dry and, as author Peter Mazzei said at the May 1 author talk at the NJ State Library, "it is." But his research and that of his co-author Robert F. Williams, was a fascinating look that commission's influence on our state today.

What Databases Are Important to Your Customers? Take the Survey

The State Library has issued an RFQ for the statewide databases we plan to subscribe to in the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2013. As part of that process there is a statewide advisory committee who will be assisting with evaluating and recommending databases.

Ports in a Storm Summit Prepares Libraries as "Second Responders" in Disasters

On Monday, April 8, at the Sheraton Eatontown, 6 Industrial Way East, a Disaster Recovery Summit took place sponsored by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region, LibraryLinkNJ, and New Jersey Library Association.

Grow NJ Business Strong Workshops Get Strong Response from Business Owners

The NJ State Library has organized a series of free breakfast workshops for the NJ business community at libraries across the state. Workshops have been held at the Somerset County Library headquarters in Bridgewater, with Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder (photo below left) , teaching the workshop to a packed meeting room; the Hasbrouck Heights Library, taught by Lorrie Ng (photo right), also had a capacity audience; and at the Burlington County Library Westampton Branch with Carolinn Pocher Woody (bottom photo left) of Creative Communications.

Mark Di Ionno to discuss his book "The Last Newspaperman" at the NJ State Library

On Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, The Last Newspaperman with author Mark Di Ionno.

NJSL Announces “SWAT Team – Round 3” Offering Opportunity to Transform Your Library

The New Jersey State Library is happy to announce “SWAT Team – Round 3,” offering you an opportunity to transform the physical interior space of your library.

Highlighting Library Resources to Job Seeking Veterans

Representatives of the New Jersey State Library and the Mercer County Library System were on hand to explain and demonstrate online library resources and classes available to job seekers through the library at the Hiring Our Heroes job and coaching fair held at Rider University’s Student Recreation Center, Lawrenceville, on Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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