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Dino the Dinosaur, Fred Flintstone’s loveable pet, was nowhere to be seen.

Guitar-playing Dinosaur Troubadour came, instead, to the Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Library on Thursday, July 18, singing his heart out while teaching the children who attended about dinosaurs. Four representatives from Field Station: Dinosaurs, a seasonal amusement park in Laurel Hill County Park, Secaucus, entertained the children and their caretakers who kept streaming in, creating a standing room audience of, at the very least, 200 people.

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Biblioteca Criolla culminated its Spring 2013 Preschool Story Hour sessions with a special program and recognition award ceremony held on Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd. With 54 children and 29 adults attending over the two sessions, these special ceremonies filled La Criolla with smiles, laughter and the happy noise that comes from so many people!

Ms. Beatriz Urrutia, new to Biblioteca Ciolla, has been enriching its story time sessions, and she has gained a following of eager parents, nannies and daycare providers to our sessions.  Beatriz reads stories that not only educate but engage Criolla’s little participants with enthusiasm and love.

At the May 21 & 23 ceremonies, Biblioteca Criolla Staff wanted their little patrons that come every Tuesday and Thursday to feel extra special. After singing their favorite songs in Spanish, finger plays and a little dancing, the children were awarded a medal and a certificate.  Assistant Library Director Sonia Araujo was invited to help award our participants, with this award, it is hoped, being the first of many they will be given throughout their academic lives. The happy faces of the children receiving the awards were priceless!

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Posters & Logos from Contest Entries

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Ushering in a brand new cultural collaboration between the Jersey City Free Public Library and New Jersey City University (NJCU), a special art exhibit had hung in the picture windows surrounding the Five Corners Branch.

The Five Corners Branch Library, in conjunction with NJCU art students, presented an art exhibit of Posters and Logos from contest entries for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which was held in 2011 and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS). Both competitions were open to NJCU students and alumni, having the anniversary theme: “Honor History – Envision the Future.”

The Opening Reception of the NJCU Art Students Posters & Logos Exhibit Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty was held on Monday, May 6, in the lobby, outside the Mildred H. Hunke Auditorium of the Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. The art exhibit ran from Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, July 31, encompassing two national holidays – Memorial Day and Independence Day, with special celebratory significance since the Statue of Liberty opens again to the public on the Fourth of July. Lady Liberty was closed for repairs due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Read more: New Collaborators – NJCU & JCFPL – Present Art Exhibit at Five Corners Branch Library