My Newark Story: Community History at Van Buren and Vailsburg Branches

Get your hands on history! Learn about Newark history while you play bingo. Bring a photo to add to our digital archive. All ages welcome, family friendly. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Van Buren Branch Library
140 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ 07105

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:30- 5:30 pm
Vailsburg Branch Library
75 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ 07106

Activities will include

  • Newark-themed bingo
  • Community time capsule: bring a photo to add to our time capsule!

For more My Newark Story activities and resources, click here.

My Newark Story is a literacy program, designed to connect children and families with historic materials from the Library and to engage them in reading and writing activities. Families and members of the community are encouraged to document and share their stories and experiences, and to learn about them together. Digitized historic collections related to the Great Migration and Latino migration from the Newark Public Library’s collections, including photographs, newspapers, and manuscripts will be available in its digital archive, accessible through mynewarkstory.npl.org. My Newark Story family literacy activities and digitization projects are funded by a generous grant received from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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