Monday, October 24, 2016

November 2016 Director's Message

Access Your Genealogy and Learn a New Language at NPL

          As a member of the Newark Public Library and Pioneer Library System,, you can now research your family history and learn over 60 languages through and Mango Languages.
            For over a year now,, the Newark Public Library and the Pioneer Library System has provided access to  Ancestry is a premier website for genealogy research, with billions of genealogy records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  Access to Ancestry is location based—users must be in the library to access it.  When in the library, use your computer or a library computer and visit to discover your unique family history.  Library staff can help get you started. 
            Mango Languages (access their website here: is a fun and ingenious language learning website.  With lessons for over 60 languages, including English as a Second Language, Mango is an invaluable resource for anyone desiring to hone their language skills.  It has videos, grammar guides, activities and more.   Unlike Ancestry, you can access Mango Languages from home!  Just use the link provided above.  

            NPL Seeks Treasurer

            On a completely separate note: the Newark Public Library Board of Trustees is currently searching for a new Treasurer.  The Treasurer is required to attend board meetings, which occur on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm, and Finance Committee meetings. They would also work with the board, Executive Director, and Account Clerk to oversee the library’s finances. It is a voluntary, non-voting position on the library’s Board of Trustees. It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in giving back to their community. If you are interested, know someone who is interested, or would like more information, please contact me at or by calling 315-331-4370.