February 21, 2017

Subscribe to SLJ

Pictures of the Week: Belleville Library Hosts Three Kings Celebration

Please send your pictures of the week to sdiaz@mediasourceinc.com.

The Belleville Public Library in New Jersey recently celebrated Three Kings Day on Monday January 7. This holiday follows Christmas that is observed on January 6 and commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem. More than 350 children attended the event, which was sponsored by Friends of the Library and included a magic show and snacks. Photo by Richard Yanuzzi.


Two young library patrons wait for the magic show to start. Photo credit by Richard A. Dickon.

Stay Ahead of New Ways to Spark Engagement Through Hands-On Learning
Registration is now open for the fourth installment of Maker Workshop. Back with all new content, this 4-week online course will explore emerging technologies, digital making, STEAM, and web literacy spanning programs and ideas for all ages. This time, we’ll feature special sessions devoted to teen programming ideas and education that you can emulate at your school or public library.


  1. So glad to see a public library willing to ‘stick its neck out’ and support a religious-themed event! I’m assuming that you will promote and support similar events related to other faiths, as well? Learning about other people’s faiths, customs and history is a sure way to reduce fear and hostility towards them. Thank you, staff, for taking this brave step!