Friedrich, Turock, Swartz, Oates, Johnson Seward Johnson, Joyce Carol Oates Honored by NJ Center for the Book

The New Jersey Center for the Book, in partnership with Grounds for Sculpture, presented a statewide Literary Festival to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 11 am to 4:30 pm at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. The main presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. featured keynote speaker, world-renowned […] Read More

group enjoying the presentation of Clara Barton by Pat Jordan Clara Barton Drops In

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the New Jersey State Library presented a free lunch-time program with Pat Jordan of the American Historical Theatre portraying Clara Barton, in the library’s 2nd floor Reading Room. Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born in North Oxford, Mass., in 1821, and is one of the most honored women in American history.  It is difficult […] Read More

Photo of two Auidiovision volunteers, James Degnen and Nancy Reffner, preparing to record a book for TBBC members. TBBC’s Open House was a Smash!

On Tuesday, October 7th, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) hosted an open house for our members and our community partners. A great time was had by all! Enjoy our photos on Flickr. Read More

Stacey Swigart from Please Touch Museum 1 Youth Services Forum 2014 Attracts Record Crowd

The 24th Annual Youth Services Forum:  A Day of Hot Topics and Issues in Library Services to Children and Young Adults, sponsored by The State Library, The New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey Association of School Librarians was held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the Monroe Public Library (Middlesex County).Approximated 200 librarians participated […] Read More

Mary Chute 1 Record Attendance at 2014 NJ Library Trustee Institute

Over 200 library trustees, administrators and directors from across New Jersey convened at the Sheraton Eatontown on Saturday, September 13, for the biennial New Jersey Library Trustee Institute. The topic was Advocacy & Political Action for Libraries with keynote speaker John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary, discussing how to build voter support for library funding measures, […] Read More

Picture of the State Library's newsletter The Link The July 2014 edition of The LINK has some great information.

In the July, 2014 issue of the LINK find articles about: Additions to the HeinOnline database New Jersey 350 items: 101 great books and the Library’s display of the New Jersey Deed-Release-Indenture. Ideas for what to read next from the library’s book blog Using the Pronunciator database to learn a language Use this link to […] Read More

Angus Kress Gillespie reading passage landscape The “Greatest Highway of All Time” (in 1951)

As Garden Staters, we all, pretty much, take the New Jersey Turnpike for granted. It is a fast way to travel between the northeastern part of the state to the southeastern part, and to the bridges of New York, Philly and Delaware. On Wednesday, September 10, Angus Kress Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers, […] Read More