The application process for the 2019 Library of Congress LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE award program has begun.  The deadline for applications  for New Jersey students is December 14, 2018. Several changes have been made to the process this year. Be sure to check our Letters About Literature page at:  for details.

POETRY INDEED!   The New Jersey Center for the Book hosted a student poetry event on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Livingston Campus Student Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway. The event was free and open to the public. The event showcased the work of NJ students in grades 4 through 12 in finding their voice through the use of poetry, and provided a forum to have their work read and respected.  Student poets collaborated with a fellow student artist for illustration. Forty poems were selected to be read at the event and awards were given in each grade category.

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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.