One Book New Jersey at your library!

One Book New Jersey
For Immediate Release
July 23, 2010

One Book New Jersey at your library!

The Barnegat Library joins hundreds of other libraries in New Jersey in the celebration of the eighth consecutive year of One Book New Jersey, a fun and exciting program being promoted across the state to bring people together by encouraging them to read and participate in discussions and other events about the same book.

We feel that it is important to reach people of all ages, so although the program is called “One Book,” it is in fact four books! One for adults, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, one for teens, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, one for middle grade readers, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, and this year’s read-to-me selection, Click, Clack, Moo : Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. Click, Clack, Moo is a 2001 Caldecott Honor book that tells the tale of Farmer Brown’s cows and their demands for better working conditions.

This summer, for the third year in a row, the Barnegat Library will host a One Book New Jersey program for children. The program, a live-action play, titled “Cows That Type: A Moooving Play,” will take place on August 5, at 3pm. In addition to the play, the library play host to live chickens and ducks, courtesy of Ocean County 4-H club, Fine Feathered Friends, and a life-sized, milkable cow, courtesy of Ocean Tents and Party Rentals in Manahawkin.

The Barnegat Library was a winner of the One Book New Jersey Programming Contest in 2007 and 2008.

For more information or to register for programs, contact the library 609 698-3331. For more information about the One Book program, please visit One Book NJ is sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association with generous support from the New Jersey State Library.


Lisa Taylor
Barnegat Branch
Ocean County Library
609 698-3331
112 Burr Street, Barnegat


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