Fizz.Boom.Read.Stacked.000 (2) New Jersey Public Libraries 2014 Statewide Summer Reading Program

It’s mid July and children, teens and adults are enjoying participating in summer reading programs in their local NJ public libraries. Science is the theme this year and kids are enthusiastic about the slogan “Fizz, Boom, Read” while teens are discovering how to “Spark a Reaction” and adults are exploring “Literary Elements.” Readers of all […] Read More

ala_stacked_color Mimi Lee Appointed to ALA International Relations Committee

At the American Library Association 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Mimi Lee, adult, urban and diversity services consultant for the NJ State Library, helped the American Library Association’s International Relations Office bring Korean delegations from the Korean Library Association for a one hour discussion with ALA members, at which Lee served as interpreter. The […] Read More

At the inauguration brunch, from left: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Mimi Lee, Sharon Rawlins, Jennifer Podolsky, Liz Burns. Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer Inaugurated as New ASCLA President

At the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, deputy state librarian for the NJ State Library, was inaugurated as new president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of ALA. ASCLA is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to […] Read More

Picture1 CMS Initiative Helps People Make the Most of Their New Health Coverage

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care” (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary care and preventive services.  It […] Read More

stack of books Selected New Books List: 2014-2

Are you looking for something to read? Check out the Selected New Books List 2014-2 where you’ll find titles recently added to State Library collections in the following subject areas: business, computers, foundations, history, libraries, medicine & health and science & nature, in addition to New York Times bestseller titles we’ve acquired. If you’re interested […] Read More

Photo of person reading braille Free Braille Instruction for New Jersey Children

The National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey (NFB-NJ) is offering a free Braille instruction summer program for children ages 4-12, the “Braille Enrichment Learning and Literacy” program.  The program runs from July 21 through August 1 and will take place at the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. located at 100 First […] Read More

Mary Chute, Christine Hill, Paulette Williams, Mimi Lee NJ State Library Recognizes Three Libraries for Multicultural Programming

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored three New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding multicultural programs to engage cultural and ethnic communities in meaningful and effective partnerships during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on June 4. “As State Librarian, I am extremely pleased to recognize our award recipients,” said Chute. […] Read More