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Celebrity NJ Library Champions

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These celebrities have one thing in common: their deep appreciation for libraries!

photo of champion athelete Cheri Blauwet
3 years 28 weeks ago

Through reading we can go anywhere!

Cheri Blauwet, M.D. was born and raised on a farm near the small town of Larchwood, Iowa. She sustained a spinal cord injury...

Judy Blume, author of many poplular books for children and young adults
4 years 41 weeks ago

I fell in love with books at the Elizabeth Public Library when I was four...

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in...

Trent Cole, Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles
4 years 26 weeks ago

Soar like an Eagle. Learn to read.

Trent Cole was born Xenia, Ohio on October 5, 1982. He played college football at the...

Michael Connelly, best-selling author of the Harry Bosch detective novels
4 years 41 weeks ago

It all begins with reading.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best-selling author Michael Connelly is the son of a property developer and a homemaker...

photo of Jim Dowd
4 years 30 weeks ago

Reading has been the most important tool in helping me achieve my goals....

James Thomas Dowd (born December 25, 1968, in Brick Township, New Jersey) is a retired professional hockey player for the...

Janet Evanovich, author of the popular Stephanie Plum novels
2 years 29 weeks ago

Libraries rock, especially in tough economic times like these. I've always...

Janet Evanovich is the author of the popular Stephanie Plum contemporary mystery series. Evanovich began her career writing...

photo of NJ Library Champion Linda R. Greenstein
4 years 9 weeks ago

Libraries are an essential part of the fabric of a community. They are...

Linda Greenstein has been serving in the General Assembly since January 2000. She was educated at Vassar, Johns Hopkins...

photo of Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson
4 years 30 weeks ago

Reading: The Adventure Begins with You!

Jonathan Lee Iverson dons the iconic top hat once again to become the Ringmaster of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum &...

Miss New Jersey 2013 Cara McCollum
46 weeks 1 day ago

Reading is a magical thing, it allows you to be whatever character you...

Twenty-year-old Princeton University student Cara McCollum captured the title of Miss New Jersey on Saturday night, June 15...

photo of NJ Library Champion
4 years 25 weeks ago

We kick. We pass. We READ.

Sky Blue Soccer is an internationally respected organization with the goal to be established as a leader for high-level...

Justin Tuck of the New York Giants at Super Bowl 42
4 years 26 weeks ago

I believe books and information should be accessible to everyone....

Justin Tuck plays in the National Football League (NFL) as defensive end for the New York...

photo of NJ Library Champion
4 years 30 weeks ago

By going to the library I was able to Readiscover or read to discover some...

Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States. Williams took third...

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Cara McCollum, Miss New Jersey 2013

Twenty-year-old Princeton University student Cara McCollum captured the title of Miss...

The library changed my life

All started in January of 1996

I attended a Word Perfect class at BCIT from...

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich is the author of the popular Stephanie Plum contemporary mystery...

My Library's Summer Reading Program Got My Son to Read

I have been bringing my son to the library since he was five years old. His reading...

Families Would be Cheated with Loss of Library Funding

The library continues to be a safe, healthy place to learn and grow. Children who are...

Enables me to Keep in Touch on a Budget

I go to my library to use the free internet to keep in tough with friends and family...

Library for the Blind Helps fill Empty Hours

My husband recently became BLIND. Without the services...

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