Newark Library Blog

KidPower Orientation by Kat Blair
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 9:51 am
Filed under: children, Libraries, Newark, teen

This Saturday, May 31 from 2-3 p.m. we will have the annual KidPower Orientation where we teach older kids how to be good volunteers and help the younger children play the Summer Reading Game. We will have sign-up sheets available at the meeting and there are spots to work during every hour that the library is open. We are closed on Mondays, open 1-9 on Tues and Thurs, open 10-6 on Wed and Fri, 10-5 on Saturdays and 1-5 on Sundays.


New for Thursdays: Staff Selections by maryjane16
Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:02 pm
Filed under: books, Libraries, Newark

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight;’ an African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller


How would you like to grow up in this world, children over five “learn[ed] how to load an FN rife magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house and ultimately, shoot-to-kill.”  Fuller was raised on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979).  She describes the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through the honest eyes of a child.  Curfews, mosquitoes, land minds, cobras are all part of her daily life.  This is an honest, unsentimental and unblinking story of a hard scrabble life as Fuller and her family try to make ends meet in a world that is turning upside down for Blacks and Whites alike. 


-Kathy Steel-Sabo

NMHS Digital Photography Showcase Winners by maryjane16
Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 2:54 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual Newark Memorial High School Digital Photography Showcase! First place went to Tiara Hanna, 2nd went to Nakita DeVargas & 3rd went to Evelyn Santillan. Thank you to everyone who participated in our showcase. We love having student’s works on display for the public to see.  

Week 2 Comment Winner … by maryjane16
Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:35 pm
Filed under: Events, Libraries

And the winner is … the person who left us a comment about the statue. If you will please e-mail me your contact info., I will mail you your prize (e-mail to: ! Thanks for playing and for letting us know that we’re doing a good job with our blog!

Make sure to keep leaving us comments so we know that people are reading along. We love hearing from everyone. We will pick another comment contest winner next Tuesday.

Our new addition to the Library by maryjane16
Friday, May 9, 2008, 12:34 pm
Filed under: children, Events, Libraries, Newark

Have you been by the Newark Library in the past two weeks? If not, we have a beautiful new addition to our decor. We recently unveiled our new statue of two children reading in the Children’s Area of the branch. It was donated to the Library by Cargill Salt, Citizens of Newark, City of Newark, The Newark Library League, The Newark Optimist Club, Rotary Club of Newark and private donors. It is designed so that children can sit on the bench alongside the bronze children and have their picture taken. We also have a beautiful picture of the Lake in Newark, curtesy of Al Nagy, which makes the statue feel as if it is sitting outside in the summertime.  

FREE2Vote by Susan
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 1:18 pm
Filed under: News | Tags: , , ,

Utility Users Tax - Measure F

Winner of the first “Comment Contest” … by maryjane16
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 2:55 pm
Filed under: community, Events, Newark

And the winner is …! If you want to claim your prize, please e-mail me your address at and I will mail it off to you! Congratulations! The next winner will be chosen next Tuesday, so make sure to add comments to our posts to be entered into the next drawing …

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