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March 11, 2020

As the second month of 2020 comes to a close, I reflect on moments of literacy and learning in Black History. The past few weeks have been filled with guest readers, assemblies, biographical reports and projects, door decorating contests, and revisiting the accomplishm...

February 12, 2020

Our Student Writing Contest is back and better than ever! Please feel free to submit student writing pieces to be a part of this amazing project. Click on the picture below and follow directions in the link provided. HAPPY WRITING!!

January 6, 2020

Deerfield School #9 in Linden, New Jersey once again participated in the Scholastic Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive benefiting Pajama Program.  For every pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Program. The books will be g...

October 11, 2019

When I think about going back to school I often think of new shoes, clothes, etc. I often forget how lucky I am that the necessities were always readily available to me. To many, these necessities come as more of a luxury. The mission of Operation Backpack is to fill a...

June 7, 2019

What a phenomenal school year for NJ Students and NJLA!  With everything coming to a close, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Writing Contest.  We had an overwhelming response and five winners were chosen from each grade ranging from kindergarten through...

Deefield School #9 in Linden, New Jersey hosted a Family Literacy Night called, Snow Much Fun. Students from all grade levels gathered for differentiated literacy activities based on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar,and writing skills. Students listened to mu...

December 5, 2018

This past Sunday, 12/2/18, eight New Jersey students K-12 received an Enthusiastic Readers Award at the New Jersey Association of School LIbrarians' (NJASL) Conference held at the Ocean Plaza Resort in Long Branch, NJ.  This award was jointly sponsored by NJASL and NJL...

November 14, 2018

NJLA Board Members Lindsay Bernero, Rita Spaulding, and President Kenneth Kunz attended and presented at this year’s 2018 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. We had over 50 new members sign up to join NJLA! They received our quarterly newsletter, attended professional de...

October 29, 2018

Join NJLA in some Free PD January 26, 2019! Click on the image to register! Hope to see you all there!! 

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