Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NJCU Library Summer Hours


The Virtual Library is Open



Monday - Thursday     9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Friday                          9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday                      11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M


Reference/Research Help:

via email: libraryref@njcu.edu 

Text a Librarian (SMS): (201) 667-2238


Zoom research consultations by appointment: via email (libraryref@njcu.edu), SMS (201-667-2238), or voice mail (201-200-3033).


Monday, July 27, 2020

John Lewis, Civil Rights, Graphic Novels and Comic Books

John Lewis, February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020, civil rights activist and leader

will be remembered for many things including the three  volume graphic novel, March, that he co-authored with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Teachers guide at 

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People  may wonder why John Lewis chose a graphic novel form to tell his life story. The precedent was set many years ago by Martin Luther King Jr. see here for the background story

Friday, June 19, 2020

Celebrate Juneteenth with Books and Lessons

Juvenile Books on Juneteenth

Branch, Muriel Miller Juneteenth: freedom day 
Juv. 394.263 .B816J

Cooper, Floyd Juneteenth for Maisie 

Johnson, Angela All Different Now: Juneteenth the first day of freedom
(Simple, evocative book about the first Juneteenth. Important: Read Author’s and Illustrator’s notes for classroom applications for research. Also contains website urls. https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net/tagged_assets/14605/all%20different%20now_cg.pdf)

Jordan, Denise Juneteenth 

Murray, Julie Juneteenth 

Nelson, Vaunda M. and Nelson, Drew Juneteenth

Weatherford, Carole B. Juneeteenth Jamboree 
Juv. W2625j

Curriculum Resources on  Juneteenth and African American History

Juneteenth- Tucson Unified District

Juneteenth Freedom Day- Utah Education Network

New Jersey Amistad Curriculum

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Children's/YA Authors Rally-KidLit4BlackLives-BLM

To view the video, click the link below

Recently (June 5, 2020)  children's and young adult authors joined together to share poetry, music and art on the theme of Black Lives Matter.

Watch your favorite authors on youtube at https://youtu.be/fElXu_MdRrs

Booklists that may be of interest:

Black History for Young Children

Black History for Older Children

Multicultural Picture and Chapter Books

Multicultural Chapter and Secondary Books

Global Picture Books

Global Secondary Books

Read, discuss, engage.

Friday, May 01, 2020

Free Comic Book Day-5/2/2020- POSTPONED

Free Comic Book Day  for Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been postponed due to COVID 19.
See more information here https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Article/241387-Free-Comic-Book-Day-2020-Postponed

In the meantime:

Check your Public Library, you can access graphic novels on Hoopla, Overdrive and more with your library card!

Check the GNCRT A Quick Guide to Reading Library Comics At Home

It lists many free sites for comics and graphic novels such as
Dark Horse, Read First Issues
"From Dark Horse’s newsletter: “We're offering over 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital! To start reading, just sign up for free at digital.darkhorse.com with a valid email address, no credit card required. Enjoy!”

Viz, Sample Chapters & Latest Chapters of Popular Manga
"Viz, the English-language publisher of many popular manga, offers the latest English-language chapters of four popular manga for free (all four are designated as Teen level by the publisher). Click on the publisher site below and scroll to the bottom of the page. The website above also advertises other manga for sale that offer free previews. Some sample previews may not be appropriate for all ages."

Also Check out Marvel free Comics
("From Marvel classics, to must-read runs, jump start your comic reading with these events, intro arcs, and storylines.")

Monday, April 20, 2020

NJCU Library Hours

The Congressman Frank J. Guarini  Library (NJCU- New Jersey City University) is open virtually!

New Jersey City University Students-and members of the NJCU community-
Have a question?
Need research help?
Can't figure out databases or where to star looking for information for your assignment?

Contact our  Virtual Reference Desk:
 via email: libraryref@njcu.edu
Text a Librarian via GoogleVoice: (201) 667-2238
during the hours:
Monday-Thursday 9-7
Friday - Saturday 9-5
Please note: These services are for New Jersey City University students, staff and faculty only.
All others should contact their public library.

National Library Week 2020

It's easy to find the library at your place this National Library Week!
April 19-25, 2020

Find your local public library using this helpful tool

Click your local library website and register online  to get a library card!
You can borrow ebooks, audiobooks and movies.
There are virtual services too!
( Reference, storytimes, databases  and more!)