NJ State Library Recognizes Four Libraries for Multicultural Programming

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored four 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 April 26.

“As State Librarian, I am extremely pleased to recognize our award recipients,” said Chute. “These programs are exceptional examples of libraries developing partnerships and delivering exceptional comprehensive cultural programming and promotion to their communities.”

Each library received a $1000 award presented by Chute and Mimi Lee, Diversity and Literacy Services Consultant for the NJ State Library.

Read about the awards at: https://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2017njstatelibraryawards.pdf

Winning libraries were:

 

Bergenfield Public Library – One Town, Many Stories

Bergenfield Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Louise Moroses, Allison Moonitz,, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

Metuchen Public Library – Lunar New Year Celebration

Metuchen Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, John Arthur, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

 Newark Public Library – The Rhythm and the Beat: Drums and Percussion in Latin America

Newark Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Yesenia Lopez, Ingrid Betancourt, Heidi Cramer, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

Nutley Public Library – International Day

Nutley Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Kiran Patel, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

 

 

About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.