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NJ State Library Recognizes Four Libraries for Best Practices in Early Literacy

New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake honored four New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding early literacy programs on behalf of their youngest library users and their families during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference.

Books and other Award lists from ALA's YALSA, ALSC, the Grammys and other organizations

The American Library Association’s YALSA & ALSC Awards and Best Book Lists announced at the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference – as well as a few other recent children’s and teen award lists!

Best Books Lists for 2012

‘Tis the season for the Best Books Lists to be announced. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.

East Brunswick Public Library Site Visit

Event date(s): 
08/23/2012 (All day)

On August 23rd, MaryEllen Firestone, Director of East Brusnwick Public Library, welcomed Mary Chute, State Librarian and Jennifer Podolsky LDB Business Consultant to her library. Our visit was met with great excitement as we arrived at the same time as the Live Wolf Program being held in the meeting room.

Monmouth County Library site visit

Colorful pillar in children's room at Monmouth County Library
Event date(s): 
08/30/2012 - 1:30pm

“We strive to be a place to dream, a place to learn, a place to mingle, and a place to realize one’s potential.” These words are just one part of the mission statement of the Monmouth County Library, a system comprised of libraries in 40 municipalities serving some 630,380 residents. The library tries very hard to be a community center and programming is of primary importance to them.

South Orange Public Library site visit

South Orange Public Library
Event date(s): 
07/16/2012 (All day)

South Orange Public Library is a thriving library in a diverse community. Located at 65 Scotland Road in South Orange, this suburban community is nestled in Essex County and shares a school system with neighboring Maplewood Township.

Little Silver Public Library site visit

image of Little Silver Public Library's front entrance
Event date(s): 
07/19/2012 (All day)

Little Silver Public Library, an association library within the Monmouth County Library System, is located right next to the town’s borough hall and police station, and is a focal point for residents of this small town.

Scotch Plains Public Library site visit

image of book display sign
Event date(s): 
07/17/2012 (All day)

Scotch Plains Public Library provides innovative and much needed programming for the residents in this small town community that shares some of its library services with nearby Fanwood Public Library.

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