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Coffee to diversity: Meet Newark’s new librarian, and his big plans

“The city’s public library has a new leader and he’s eager to widen the library’s reach in the community — starting with a new coffee shop. “I really see the library as a hub,” said Jeffrey Trzeciak, 50, who was appointed director of the Newark Public Library last month. “In some ways drawing people in but also connecting us and providing the glue that brings together all these organizations.” (via NJ.com)

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Is Author Philip Roth’s Book Collection What Newark Public Library Needs?

“The writer Philip Roth said recently that after he dies, his personal book collection will be donated to the public library in Newark, N.J. Book collections of famous authors often go to elite colleges and universities, so Roth’s move came as a nice surprise to Newark. It’s a city that’s struggled with poverty and unemployment.” (via NPR)

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