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LAL 2018 1st place winnersThe NJ Center for the Book held its awards ceremony for the Library of Congress’ Letters About Literature program on the afternoon of May 8, 2018, at the Livingston Student Center of Rutgers University. The winners’ names and their essays are now posted on this website. See the Letters About Literature page. Congratulations to all our winners!

SpringsteenBruce 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."

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NJ Center for the Book

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.