Wreath presentation at wall TBBC’s Services Presented to Korean War Veterans

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Following a multicultural commemoration of the Korean War Armistice, the members of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) received a brief description of services available through the NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center by Mary Kearns-Kaplan, adult outreach services coordinator.   The ceremony honoring the 62nd Anniversary of the end of the war was […] Read More

njcarsummit New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Statewide Summit

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management:  Partners in Emergency Response & Recovery New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Statewide Summit Monmouth County Public Safety Complex September 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Intended for collections care professionals, volunteers, and emergency managers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response and building local networks for […] Read More

Lee Ireland Author Lee Ireland Exposes Some Truths Behind the Names

Posted July 23, 2015 by

After building castles in the sand, splashing in the surf and cooling off with a Kohr’s cone, visitors to New Jersey’s iconic boardwalks, on looking down, will assume the name was quite apt because they are walking on boards, but it wasn’t named for the wood, but for the guy who created the first one in Atlantic […] Read More

NJCAR photo clothesline Preparing for the Worst: Salvaging Damaged Collections After Disaster

Posted July 23, 2015 by

Preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps an institution can take to safeguard collections. With that in mind the Collections Care Consortium of NJ and NJCAR sponsored two day-long intensive training workshops to give librarians and others practical knowledge to salvage items following a disaster. Participants learned to salvage […] Read More

Photo of the words thank you written in many languages New BARD Pilot Project Partners for TBBC

Posted July 22, 2015 by

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is pleased to announce that we have new library partners who have joined our BARD Pilot Project.  We applaud and thank them for their willingness to help those in their communities who have print impairments: Little Falls Public Library Maywood Public Library North Brunswick Public […] Read More

Sharon Rawlins Sharon Rawlins Elected Vice President-President Elect of national Collaborative Summer Library Program

Posted July 20, 2015 by

Sharon Rawlins, youth services specialist for Lifelong Learning at the NJ State Library, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), taking office June 1, 2015. “I’m very happy and excited to have this opportunity to serve on the board of this organization,” Rawlins said. “It supports literacy and learning during the summer […] Read More

James Lonergan James Lonergan Appointed Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services

Posted July 20, 2015 by

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute announced that James Lonergan has been hired as the New Jersey State Library’s new Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services.  Reporting to the State Librarian, the Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services supervises statistical and per capita state aid processes, and oversees the interpretation of library law […] Read More

every-hero-story NJ State Library Launches Summer Program for Youth with Reading Disabilities, Visual or Physical Impairments

Posted July 16, 2015 by

Children and teen readers will explore all things heroic this summer as the New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC) presents “Every Hero Has a Story” during their summer library program. For six weeks, everyone who signs up receives a package in the mail full of activities, booklists, crafts, and recipes. Fun […] Read More