LAL 2018 1st place winnersMaya Mau (far right) named National Honor winner, Level 3!  The NJ Center for the Book held its awards ceremony for the Library of Congress’ Letters About Literature 2018 program on the afternoon of May 8, 2018, at the Livingston Student Center of Rutgers University. The NJ winners’ names and their essays are now posted on this website. Click on Letters About Literature  under the Literacy Theme above. Congratulations to all our winners -- especially to National winner Maya Mau!

POETRY INDEED!   The New Jersey Center for the Book will host a student POETRY EVENT on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Livingston Campus Student Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway. The event is free and open to the public. The event will showcase the work of NJ students in finding their voice through the use of poetry, and provide a forum to have their work read and respected.  Student poets can collaborate with a student artist for illustration. Poems must be submitted no later than October 15, 2018.  Submission forms are on our website under NEWS and EVENTS.

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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.