On November 9th the NJ Center for the Book completed the last chapter of its e-serial, The New Jersey Trackers and the Imagination Tree, by symbolically planting the seeds of the Imagination Tree at Rutgers Honors College in New Brunswick.  The event commemorates both the completion of the e-serial and the 250th anniversary of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, host institution for the NJ Center for the Book.  For those of you who may not have read the e-serial, the final chapter concludes with the planting of the seeds so that imagination and creativity will continue to grow in our state.

 As shown in the photo, Renee B. Swartz, Chair and Coordinator of the NJ Center for the Book presented a plaque to the Dean of the Honors College Matt Matsuda, accompanied left to right by Harry Nicolaou, Honors College student; Wil Mara, NJ author; Trinka Hakes Noble, NJ author; and Joshua Tiprigan, Library of Congress Letters About Literature 2009 National Winner.


Read the e-serial here.


njcb-potterThe new Dean of the School of Communication and Information of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was introduced at the fall Board meeting held at Rutgers, New Brunswick on November 9, 2016.  Left to right in the photo: Trinka Noble, NJ author; Jonathan Potter, Dean of the School of Communication and Information; Renee Swartz, Chair, NJ Center for the Book; Jackie Spritzer, recipient of the 2016 Literary Lion Award; and Kathy Picarello, Reading Specialist. 


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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.