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 May 31.

“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.”

Winning libraries were:

Bridgewater Library, Somerset County Library System – Little Explorers

From left: Mimi Lee, Lauren Ryan, Mary Chute


Summit Library – A Taste of China

From left, second row: Mimi Lee, Xia Wang, Siewmei Yu, Jenna Ingham, Ann-Marie Aymer, Joy Qiao, Mary Chute; from left, first row: Yuchen Yang, Yuming Yang


Princeton Library – Festival Cultural Latino: Mercado on the Plaza

From left: Mimi Lee, Janie Hermann, Mary Chute


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

Click here to learn more about this year’s award winning programs.

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.