• “That first part of the clue is telling us to go up to the third floor,” Jamal explained as the elevator doors opened. “An up arrow with the number ‘3’. And here we are.” “Okay, so what about the second part?” Pascal asked with the tiniest hint of a smile. He seemed absolutely fascinated by everything the kids did and read more

  • He was a smallish, roly-poly sort of man, with wild hair and a thick beard. His clothes were worn and kind of grubby, as if he hadn’t changed them in months. But it was his face that drew the most attention. His smile was warm and friendly, yet the gleam in the eyes behind those small, round glasses pulsed with read more

  • “He was in on the whole thing?” Gabby blurted. “The whole time?!” Pascal nodded. “Yes I was, from the very beginning. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to deceive any of you. Trig just wanted to make sure I was there in case of any problems.” “And were there?” Dr. Newton asked. “Not one. They figured out everything on their own. read more

  • As someone who’s been writing for the Targum—the Rutgers student newspaper, for those of you who don’t know—since I started as a freshman, I’ve seen a lot of fascinating things happen here. I was on the scene when the President of the United States dropped by. I witnessed the planting of those amazing Imagination Trees during our 250th Anniversary celebration. read more

  • Pascal explained to me that the six of them were known collectively as the ‘Jersey Trackers.’ Apparently, they went around the state of New Jersey on all sorts of adventures, going from place to place courtesy of a bookmobile-type vehicle driven by their adult mentor and monitor, a librarian they call ‘Mr. C’. (The ‘C’, as it turns out, stands read more

  • Authors and Illustrators for The Jersey Trackers and The Mystery of the Missing Mathematician The New Jersey Center for the Book is extremely grateful to our New Jersey authors and illustrators who have generously contributed their work to this e-book. Their websites and those of the New Jersey landmarks noted in each chapter are listed below. Chapter 1: The Doctor read more

  • The theme for this year’s Library of Congress virtual festival was “Open a Book, Open the World” and featured live author conversations every day. On Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. ET, 35 video-on-demand programs became available to watch anytime. This year’s Festival also featured interactive presentations with Library of Congress experts, a national television special and related events on PBS, read more

  • Marking the anniversary of its 20 years history as a dynamic force celebrating the diverse cultural contributions made by distinguished state organizations and institutions, the New Jersey Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress, presented its coveted Literary Landmark Award to The Two River Theater in Red Bank on November 14, 2021 at the Theater. A reception followed read more

  • On May 17, 2017, the NJ Center for the Book once again celebrated the Letters About Literature student contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. The program and reception, held at the Livingston Student Center on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University, honored the 2017 New Jersey State Finalists. Notably, the event was also the occasion of the presentation of read more

  • New Jersey Notable Books Poster Unveiled In April 2006 the NJ Center for the Book dedicated a special poster, New Jersey Notable Books, 1995-2005 in honor of New Jersey authors. The poster was unveiled at the Art of the Book program the Center co-sponsored with the Rutgers Rare Book Library at the Rutgers Newark Dana Library. The books were nominated read more