On November 9, 2016 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.
This program is funded in whole or in part by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that grows and sustains a "Nation of Learners" because lifelong learning is critical to success.