One Book New Jersey: Celebrating NJ's 350th Anniversary

We invite all those who live and work in New Jersey, have an interest in NJ history and culture, or who enjoy delving into new (and old!) worlds through literature to join us for a very special FREE Meet & Greet on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 10:00am-1:00pm at Monroe Township Library (4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ). Light refreshments will be provided, all are welcome to join us for a panel discussion with Holly Metz, Jon Gertner, Dr. Kate Ogden and Doris Ettlinger to honor the 350th Anniversary of our state!  Register here: http://www.njla.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=8
 
One Book New Jersey is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book. One Book New Jersey celebrates reading, literacy, and all that New Jersey's libraries do. Although this program has historically been modeled on other "One Book" programs throughout the country, New Jersey's program is rather unique. We involve not just one community, but the whole state. We also feel that it is important to reach people of all ages, so although we still call our program "One Book," it is in fact four books!
 
The year 2014 is a special one for New Jersey as we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of our state! To recognize this anniversary and to honor our incredible history, culture, and diversity, we have chosen these four books below for One Book New Jersey:
NJ350 Printable PosterDuring the year, libraries are encouraged to promote these titles and authors, as well as to host programs celebrating NJ's 350th Anniversary. Find more information about the One Book NJ titles by clicking the links above. Also browse the Official NJ350 website for a 350th Anniversary Planning Guideevents around the state, 101 Great NJ Books List, a listing of NJ in Film and TV, teaching resources, and contest opportunities

The One Book New Jersey program is sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association with funding from the New Jersey State Library, and the authors program is sponsored with support from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The project has received notable participation from the NJLA History and Preservation Section and the Children's Services Section.

Share your New Jersey memories with pictures and words! Throughout 2014, check http://nj350memories.com for details.