NJSL Recognizes Four Libraries for Multicultural Programming

Red Bank Library

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 June 1.

“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:

Maplewood & South Orange libraries

Red Bank Library – Let’s Talk About Race

 Maplewood Memorial Library & South Orange Library– Giving Teens A Voice: An Open Discussion on Race for Teens+



New Brunswick Library

New Brunswick Library – Holi: The Indian Festival of Colors


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


View the award booklet at: https://www.njstatelib.org/about/njsl_publications/  New Jersey State Library Awards 2018