Jackson and Spritzer 2017


Pam Jackson, Director of the Center for the Book, and Kathy Picarello, New Jersey Center for the Book met in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 27, 2017. They discussed the many diverse literary accomplishments of the New Jersey Center for the Book and how we might continue to move forward in promoting our dynamic literacy culture both within the state and nationally.



Bruce Springsteen's memoirs, Born to Run, will represent New Jersey in the annual Route 1 Centers for the Book reading project. Springsteen’s book gives fans an insight into what has driven him over the course of his life and career-- the demons, anxiety, joys, fears, hopes, and dreams that drives him to be the "Boss."



LAL judging 2017

The annual Letters About Literature judging took place on March 7, 2017 at the Peddie School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Several members of the Board of Directors of the NJ Center for the Book read and judged several dozen finalist letters from New Jersey students in each of the three categories.  The winners will be announced at the annual presentation awards ceremony to take place at the Livingston Student Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway on May 17th at 2 pm. The public is invited to attend.




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Statewide Literary Celebration 350th Anniversary

The family morning session programs and activities offered a variety of activities for children. “The Mythmakers,” Richard Stillmand and Gerald Fierst, performed a fun-filled journey of stories and songs that captured the highlights of New Jersey’s history.
The New Jersey Center for the Book and The Newark Public Library presented a program in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at The Newark Public Library.