NJLA Legislative Initiatives 2015

New Jersey's Libraries: Community Assets

Libraries are essential community assets. Ensuring that the residents of New Jersey have strong, relevant library services to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires a funding partnership between local libraries and the state of New Jersey.

The American public values library services.  A recent Pew Research survey found that 94% of Americans say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community.

Filtering Software and Other Restrictions on Internet Access

NJLA affirms the right of all users, regardless of age, to have unrestricted access to the Internet. The policy of the New Jersey Library Association is that people should be able to read whatever they want in a public library, so long as it is legal. Libraries may provide software filters for individuals who want tools to limit their own personal access to materials on the Internet, but NJLA opposes the deployment of filtering software for the sake of restricting general access to the Internet.

Statement on Net Neutrality

Statement on Net Neutrality

Orange Public Library Re-Opens

NJLA was invited to the grand re-opening of the Orange Public Library on Monday January 13, 2014. In December NJLA sponsored a rally on the steps of the Library calling for the re-opening of this library and we are delighted with this outcome. Congratulations to the people of Orange!

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Member Services Event: Somerset Patriots Game and Fireworks
07/22/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

860 E. Main St. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Library Maker's Toolkit
09/22/2017 - 9:30am to 4:15pm

South Brunswick Public Library

Youth Services Forum
10/23/2017 - 8:45am to 3:00pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

2017 Performers' Showcase
11/02/2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

VALE Conference
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Rutgers University, Busch Campus

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