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Author: Kim

Kim serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Princeton Public Library.

Community partner spotlight: The John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, we spoke with Charlotte Collins, associate director and Gwen McNamara, communications specialist at the John H.Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement at Princeton University (Pace Center for Civic Engagement). […]

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Community partner spotlight: Princeton Record Exchange


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, we spoke with Jon Lambert, owner of Princeton Record Exchange (PREX), and Janie Hermann, the library’s program manager. Janie: Princeton is fortunate to have local business owners such as Jon […]

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Community partner spotlight: McCarter Theatre Center


This year, the library, like many other institutions, has had to reconsider its core values and find new ways to serve the community. One of the biggest lessons many have found is that we go farther when we work together.   At a time when we cannot necessarily visit our friends and family or welcome […]

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Community partner spotlight: Mayor Liz Lempert


A group of people watching the Mayor of Princeton cut a blue ribbon to open the second floor of the library.

To extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, we spoke with Mayor Liz Lempert, as she winds down eight years of service as a mayor, to talk about some of the work she has done with the library […]

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Community partner spotlight: Shakespeare and Company Project


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the “Shakespeare and Company Project,” a digital humanities initiative at Princeton University, is in the spotlight. Not surprisingly, the library works with the many different entities within Princeton University. We […]

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Welcoming and building community


What makes a community? What makes a community welcoming? And what makes it resilient? There must be space for joy. For the last four years the Department of Human Services and the library have joined with local community members and organizations to celebrate Welcoming Week, an initiative of Welcoming America.  As we considered Welcoming Week 2020 […]

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Community partner spotlight: Historical Society of Princeton


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with the many municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is in the spotlight. The library and the Historical Society of Princeton collaborate on programs and projects designed to enrich the lives of our […]

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Community partner spotlight: Arts Council of Princeton


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town.  This month Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is in the spotlight.  I have observed many things during this time of quarantine that surprised me, but perhaps the most surprising is how attached I […]

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Community partner spotlight: Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood Association


Leighton Newlin speaking at a WJNA meeting.

One of the biggest benefits of serving as the community engagement coordinator for the library is getting to know so many people who are doing really great work in Princeton. Fostering community engagement in a place that has long seen itself as the “community’s living room,” continues to be an opportunity to explore what makes a […]

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Community partner spotlight: League of Women Voters


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month the League of Women Voters (LWV) is in the spotlight. We spoke with Cindy Gordon who shared that February 14 is not only a celebration of love and Frederick Douglass, but […]

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Community partner spotlight: Princeton University Press


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month Princeton University Press (PUP) is in the spotlight. We are fortunate to have such a well regarded and community-minded press just up the road from the library. The collaboration between PUP […]

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Engage Princeton


Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day,” ends with the question, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?” The library wants to empower you to find the answer with our new community resource guide, EngagePrinceton.org. The website features three main sections: About Us, Event and Community Resources. The Community […]

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Community partner spotlight: jaZams


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, jaZams is in the spotlight and we spoke with owners Joanne Farrugia and Dean Smith to learn more about this partnership. There are many reasons why the library is […]

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Community partner spotlight: Princeton Public Schools


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, Princeton Public Schools are in the spotlight and we spoke with with members of the PPS leadership team including Superintendent Steve Cochrane and Assistant Superintendent Annie Gonzalez Kosek to learn more […]

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Community partner spotlight: Civil Rights Commission


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the Civil Rights Commission (CRC) of Princeton is in the spotlight and we spoke with Thomas A. Parker, Commission Chair  to learn more about this partnership. The library has […]

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Community partner spotlight: McCarter Theatre Center


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the McCarter Theatre Center is in the spotlight and we spoke with Paula Alekson, Artistic Engagement Manager to learn more about this partnership. When we opened the doors on […]

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