October 2017 Issue    -    Click here to view in browser.

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Quote of the Month

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

–Anne Herbert

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Immigration Information
If you, or someone you know, is concerned or confused about immigration issues, the RVCC Library is here to help.  We now have a permanent station in the library with resources for the undocumented.  It includes everything you need to know from attending college while undocumented, to eventually becoming a citizen.

All of the information is also available on our website here:
NJ Public Libraries on the Ballot

New Jersey Public Question 1, the Bonds for Public Libraries Measure, is on the ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively referred bond question on November 7, 2017.[1]

  "yes" vote supports authorizing the state to issue $125 million in bonds to provide grants to public libraries.
  "no" vote opposes authorizing the state to issue $125 million in bonds to provide grants to public libraries.

The state librarian, with approval of the president of Thomas Edison State University, would develop the eligibility criteria for libraries to receive grants. Grants would cover 50 percent of the cost of projects. The other 50 percent would be provided by a library's local government. Private donors would be allowed to contribute toward the 50 percent provided by a local government.[1]

What this means:  Question 1 on the November 7 general election ballot will let voters decide on the NJ Library Construction Bond Act. The referendum would authorize raising $125 million through bonds to be used on renovation and construction projects for public libraries. The proceeds will be used to provide grants to public libraries that will cover 50% of the cost for construction and renovation projects. The state will repay the bonds out of state revenues and not through local property taxes.

More information available on BallotPedia.

Meet the New "Cat"

In case you missed it, the RVCC Library has a brand new catalog, powered by WorldCat Discovery.  Here's some information on how to use it.
Website Updated
Due to the findings of Librarian Alyssa Valenti's website usability study, we have decided to make some changes to the library website.  We now have an updated page with aesthetic and user-driven changes.  Check it out. 
Events @ RVCC Library

October, 19 2017
Fighting Fraud

1:00pm - 2:20pm 
The Paul Robeson Institute Resource Center for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice @ RVCC Library
Learn how to avoid scams and never be a victim of identity theft. Brought to you by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

October, 26 2017

1:00pm - 2:20pm 
The Paul Robeson Institute Resource Center for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice @ RVCC Library

Learn more about our databases and how to use them. FREE CANDY!

November 2, 2017
Game Night at the Library

5:00pm - 8:30pm 
Library first floor

Board Games | Card Games | Tabletop RPGs
Learn to play new games and bring your favorites to share.  Games provided by The Only Game in Town in Somerville and the Flemington GameStop.

November 30, 2017
Chill: Relaxation Workshop

1:00pm - 2:15pm 
Sculpture Garden (in front of the library)

Learn how to manage stress from school and life.  Featuring FREE PIZZA and THERAPY DOGS!

Select Wednesdays
Therapy Dogs!

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sculpture Garden (in front of the library)
Pet therapy dogs in front of the library. Destress and get some snuggles.

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