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Recent Press


CBS New York: Thousands of Newark Public Schools Students, Teachers To Receive Library Cards, Video:


Video – WMBC TV: Partnership between Newark Public Schools and Newark Public Library:


TapINTO: New District-Library Partnership Guarantees Library Cards for All Students:


My9NJ: Census jobs available to people with disabilities


Tap into Newark: Mayor Baraka Launches Youth Book Club


Newark Literacy Coalition #NewarkReads:


Tap into Newark: Newark LGBTQ Center Opening Features New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.

United Hemispheres  “Three Perfect Days in Newark”

Atlas Obscura: click here to view the article.

Brick City Live:

Video: Newark Public Library is the place to be in Newark

Caucus: New Jersey

Newark Patch

Newark Groups Team Up for Homeless Outreach Event  

Newark Remembers James ‘Library’ Brown


 NJ program improves access to the internet for the blind and visually impaired 


Free Haircuts, Links to Social Services at the Newark Public Library

Atlas Obscura:

At the Newark Public Library, Shopping Bags Carry Local History

Free Press:
Race, the Media, and Politics in the Trump Era

Midland Reporter-Telegram:

Sotomayor tells kids: Reading helped me reach Supreme Court

Newark Outreach To Homeless: Free Lunch, Haircuts, Social Service

A Scene Right Out of Philip Roth: His Books Come Home to Newark’s Library

The Boston Globe:
Philip Roth leaves his library to his hometown and lists 15 books that had an impact on his life

The New Yorker:
Above & Beyond | Readings and Talks: Newark Public Library
Read like Philip Roth: Famed author’s books coming to Newark Library
Library looks to create fitting nook for literary giant’s books

The Jewish Daily Forward:
Why Zadie Smith Thinks Philip Roth, and Alexander Portnoy, Changed The World
At His Library in Newark, Philip Roth Names 15 of His Favorite Books
Zadie Smith’s Lecture, Nora Ephron’s Revolt and 4 Other Things To Watch, Read, And Do This Weekend

Jewish Link of NJ:
Novelist Philip Roth Bequeaths Entire Personal Library to Newark Public Library

The Economist:
America across the river
A great novelist has bequeathed his book collection to a struggling public library

The Paris Review:
Roth’s Reading Room

Philip Roth Is Donating 4,000 Of His Personal Books To The Newark Public Library

The Newark Times:
Philip Roth Entrusts His Entire Personal Library to Newark Public Library

La Repubblicca:
Philip Roth dona 4mila libri alla sua città natale

Newark Library Forsakes the Dewey Decimal System in Honor of Philip Roth’s 4,000-Book Donation


Dear President: What You Need to Know about Race: Newark Edition

All Things Considered

Philip Roth Book Collection Coming “Home”

16-45 Segment 1: Supporting Libraries

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.