NPL proudly partners with the Mayor’s Office to address literacy in Newark.

Beginning on Monday, June 17th
Books may be picked up at your local library branch!

The Mayor’s Book Club is the first initiative of #NewarkReads, a city-wide partnership to address literacy in Newark. In Summer 2019, there are two book selections at a 6-8 grade reading level. We encourage all who would like to be a part of the Mayor’s Book Club to sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/#NewarkReads. There will be a number of events surrounding the books being held at each of the library branches. There will also be a culminating event at end of the summer for all those who participated, please be sure to check back here for more information regarding all of these Mayor’s Book Club events.

This summer’s book selections are I am Malala (young readers edition) by Malala Yousafzai and The Crossoverby Kwame Alexander. Throughout the summer there will be events held at each of the branch libraries surrounding the summer books.

If you ever have any questions, please reach us at nwkliteracy@ci.newark.nj.us

Sign up for your book here

About the Author

A distinguished librarian, Mr. Jeffrey Trzeciak has spent his entire career in urban library settings and joins the Library from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as University Librarian. Over- the course of his 30-year career, marked by innovation and collaboration, Jeffrey has been a champion of civil rights and social justice, particularly in the African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.


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