Rumphius 2017

The 2016/2017 Miss Rumphius award, given to a person who develops creative activities to enhance learning and literacy, was awarded to Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian at Livingston Public Library. The presentation was made on April 25th at the New Jersey Library Association’s Annual Conference Awards Reception at Harrah’ s Convention Center in Atlantic City. Pictured at left are : Carol Phillips, Joseph Emery, Amanda Winter, and Sharon Rawlins.



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.