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Disappearing school libraries - and the chilling effects

theconversation.com  |  By Debra Kachel |  7/13/15

Summer reading programs are increasingly vital as school libraries and librarians are being cut across the nation. This column explores the effects of those decisions, and cites how, in states that are gaining librarians, elementary reading scores are greatly improving. Read more...

 

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Central Jersey libraries gear up for summer reading

mycentraljersey.com  |  By Paul C. Grzella and Ahana Dave |  6/29/15

Hundreds of free reading programs will be kicking off at libraries across New Jersey this summer - programs that will be a vital bridge for students during the summer months as they aim to avoid the 'summer slide" of skills accumulated over the school year. Read more...

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Community welcomes Northvale library

NorthJersey.com  |  By Sydney Shaw |  6/2/15

After a tireless fight by library champions, Northvale once again has library service. After four years, the Bergen county borough re-opened its doors on Tuesday, and residents lined up to check out the New Jersey's newest municipal library. Read more...

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James Patterson pledges $1.25 million to school libraries

WP.com  |  By Ron Charles |  3/9/15

This week bestselling author James Patterson announced a plan to give away $125 million to help school libraries purchase books, launch reading programs and make much-needed upgrades to technology. The Washington Post's Ron Charles applauds the move, noting the importance of "a trained librarian and a well-stocked library." Read more...

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Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says

NJ.com  |  By Myles Ma  |  6/23/14

Libraries in North Jersey are adding story times in Korean, Spanish and other languages, the Record reported. Read more...

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Two area libraries honored by state

Courier-Post  |  6/22/14

Cherry Hill Library and the Camden County Library System are among four libraries recognized for excellent literacy programs. Read more...

 

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Photo show in Scotch Plains captures another side of Newark

The Star-Ledger  |  By Tom Wright-Piersanti  |  6/5/14

A photography exhibit at the Scotch Plains Library is hoping to capture a side of Newark rarely seen by outsiders. Read more...

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Woodbury Library gathering veterans' stories

South Jersey Times  |  6/5/14

Woodbury Public Library is initiating a Veterans Oral History Project and would like to invite veterans of World War II and the Korean War to schedule a time to come into the library and have their memories and experiences videotaped and preserved at the library for future generations. Read more...

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Rahway Public Library to host Jumpstart Your Job Search

Suburban News  |  6/3/14

Rahway Public Library is the hosting “Jumpstart Your Job Search”, a two part presentation and discussion series on June 11 and 18, from 6:15-7:45 p.m.  Read more...

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Cranford Library to host summer reading program for teens

Cranford Chronicle  |  6/3/14

Area teens are invited to “Spark A Reaction” this summer by participating in the Cranford Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, which will run from June 16 to Aug. 21. Read more...

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