New exhibit launch!

In anticipation of the Jewish Public Library’s 100th anniversary in 2014, the JPL-Archives have assembled items and documents from the Library’s illustrious past to put on display outside the JPL.

The JPL was founded as a “folks” library, a library for all, in 1914.  The creation of the JPL was a result of the consolidation of smaller, organization or ideology-based libraries already in existence.

The Library as a cultural hub for scholars, seniors and students alike has remained a popular destination for the inclusive community it serves. The JPL has welcomed many famous writers and intellectuals over the years, including Sholem Aleicheim,  J.I. Segal, A.M. Klein, Saul Bellow, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, E.L. Doctorow, Cynthia Ozick, and many more. The success of its programming and services is due to a dedicated staff and Board of Directors who have shaped and maintained the JPL as the vibrant space it is today.

This exhibit will launch on July 11th, 2013. Come visit our exhibit in the lobby of  the Federation CJA building.

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