Summer 2016


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NJ libraries and their partners are fighting for effective school libraries! Learn more at Unlock Student Potential.

libraries in the news

New Jersey 101.5 covered the campaign for school libraries (July 29, 2016)

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Libraries help
with voter registration


At some point last summer, it became apparent that the 2016 presidential race was going to be different. Encouraging our communities to vote in local and national primary and general elections is an ongoing effort in public libraries, and it became of particular interest to us at the Paterson Free Public Library this election cycle. Learn more...

Summer reading:
Not just for kids!


Summer reading programs for kids and teens are a huge part of public library programming across the United States. But did you know that many libraries offer summer reading programs for adults as well? Learn more...

'Friends' let
friends buy books!


You love the library -- but did you know you could help support them by shopping any number of the annual and ongoing book sales that many libraries offer? Often held in the fall and spring, proceeds from these book sales support the Friends of the library, bringing in much-needed funds to support library programs and services. Learn more...



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