The Newark Public Library received a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to digitize a portion of its historical materials. Several collections are already available in our digital archive @ digital.npl.org.
About My Newark Story
The Newark Public Library received a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to digitize a portion of its historical materials which document the Great Migration and Latino Immigration experience into Newark, NJ. The project will promote learning and outreach to children throughout Newark.
Baseball group, Woodland Avenue School, April 1951. Mr. Peter Rizzolo, Physical Education Instructor. Source: Newark Board of Education Photographs, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center.
The Library is digitizing collections from the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center and the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center. Many of these materials are already available in our digital archive.
Over the several months, the Newark Public Library will be promoting family literacy initiatives. The Library will be producing and organizing:
a professional development day for educators
a free activity booklet to be distributed to students in grades 3-8. Schools and organizations, please email email@example.com for your copy. While supplies last.
NPL’s Youtube Account: youtube.com/NewarkPublicLibrary contains recordings out our historical programs.
Programs co-sponsored by the Newark History Society can be found on their Youtube at youtube.com/NewarkHistorySocietyOrg
We encourage participation and if you would like to become involved or if you are interested in arranging a visit to your classroom, please email Karl Schwartz. If you have any historic photos or other materials which you would like to contribute to our digital collection, please email the project manager. For updates, please like and follow My Newark Story: