April/May 2015

April/May 2015

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NJ Maker Day connects libraries, communities

The inaugural NJ Maker Day was held on March 21, 2015, and judging by the response, organizers succeeded in their goals to enhance community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with libraries, museums, small businesses and others. One of those collaborations was with event sponsors FUBAR Labs, soon to be in New Brunswick, NJ and Soldering Sunday, located in Jamesburg/Monroe Township, NJ. Learn more...


Public libraries: a unique idea

Back in 1885, New Jersey enacted a law that defined how communities could establish and fund public libraries. Much has changed since then, and on the surface it would appear that public libraries have as well. In reality, the substance of public libraries, their core mission and what makes them such an essential part of the communities they serve, has remained the same. Learn more...


National Library Week a celebration of possibilites

During the second full week of April, libraries across the nation celebrated those possibilities as they remind us of the contributions of our nation’s libraries make in lives of people and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – public, school, academic and special – also take the opportunity to celebrate their patrons. Learn more...


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