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Kinnelon Public Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Stonybrook, PRM Student Writing Showcase
The Kinnelon Public Library kicks off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary as it partners with the Kinnelon Public School District to present a “Student Starlit Showcase” on Saturday, June 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Library.
Students in grades 3 through 8 and their parents are invited to browse hundreds of information books and other texts students wrote this spring. Some students will give brief presentations about their topic, their book, or the writing process.
High school students will also be leading presentations about new and popular apps and other engaging information technology.
The evening will feature DJ music provided by Al Louis Music, light refreshments and coffee bar, and raffle prizes. Patrons without library cards will also have the opportunity to sign up for one. In addition, Kinnelon Library Trustees will ask for permission to collect patrons’ email addresses in an effort to build a patron database. Although the library has a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account, communicating upcoming events and important news to patrons in an “outbound”
“Getting the word out to our patrons about important news like hiring our new director, offering new services and products, and hosting events is often a challenge,” noted Board of Trustees President Anne Vosatka. “Having the ability to proactively communicate with patrons helps us improve the value we already provide.”
“Especially during hurricane Sandy, we saw how effective digital communications such as text messages and Facebook can be,” she added. “It was the main vehicle through which word got out that the Library was open, had electricity for people to recharge their phones, and had WiFi.”
Invitations will go home to parents through Stonybrook and Pearl R. Miller Schools next week. “This celebration brings together the library and our students, underscoring our shared commitment to helping our young citizens learn, succeed, and shine. What better way to celebrate the 50 years of our library than by spotlighting the citizens and leaders of the next 50?” commented Kinnelon Superintendent of Schools Diane DiGiuseppe.
Added Vosatka, “It’s going to be a very special event—one our entire community will be very proud of.”
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About the Kinnelon Public Library
The Kinnelon Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of Kinnelon, New Jersey and beyond. With 18 computers total on both the first and second floors dedicated to public use, and free Internet access, the library offers many programs for both adults and children as well as free materials, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars. Founded in 1963, the Kinnelon Public Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.
For more information, visit http://KinnelonLibrary.org.