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Parise joins NJ Library Champions

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
NJ Devil visited the Parise billboard outside the NJ State Library in Trenton.
Devils fans visiting the New Jersey State Library in Trenton will be greeted by a familiar face.

Left wing Zach Parise has been named a New Jersey Library Champion and currently appears on a larger-than-life billboard adorning the side of the library in the state capital.

Next month, Parise – along with New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett and New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck – will be featured in a video montage at PATH train locations in Hoboken, Journal Square, World Trade Center, Harrison, and 14th and 33rd St. stations.

All three players will also appear on billboards along the New Jersey Turnpike. The goal is to emphasize how important reading and libraries were in building a foundation for each of their successful careers.

The New Jersey State Library’s community-based public awareness campaign demonstrates how libraries have the power to transform people’s lives, especially young people, by offering free and excellent reading and learning opportunities for everyone.

The campaign supports the New Jersey Library Association’s (NJLA) efforts to register 10,000 Library Champions from all walks of life. Library Champions are people who love their libraries and want to be in the know about issues that may affect them.

For more information on the campaign visit To become a Library Champion, visit
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