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Unifying Drum Circle

"When communicating with words, only one person speaks at a time. But when drumming, everyone can communicate at the same time by listening carefully and responding sensitively. This can generate a joyous feeling of unity and power." –Richard Reiter. Grab a drum and let go to experience the empowerment a drum circle can generate in participants. Take this feeling with you as you return to your libraries and pass it along.

Visualizing Funding for Libraries: A New Data Tool from Foundation Center

A Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project developed by Foundation Center, the freely available data visualization tool, “Visualizing Funding for Libraries,” enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state and local levels. Learn pro tips on navigating the tool, as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations, such as maps, network constellations and partnership pathways showcase key networks for funders and recipients.

State Librarian's Breakfast

Join NJ State Librarian Mary Chute for coffee, breakfast and conversation about what's new and exciting in the state of NJ libraries! The State Library will present its annual awards ceremony, honoring winning libraries in the Best Practices in Early Literacy, Multicultural Programing and Innovation categories.

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