For the past 15 years, Peace Over Violence has run the Denim Day campaign in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.  The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

This year, 24 library employees participated in Denim Day and raised almost $200. We are proud to support this worthy cause and raise awareness on this issue.

Denim Day

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Middletown Township Public Library is celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19. On April 16, we were fortunate enough to have a special visitor, Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, N.J. State Senate, 13th Legislative District. After reading a story to children and their parents at our Mother Goose program, Senator Kyrillos was given a guided tour by Middletown Library Director, Kim Rinaldi. Here’s what he had to say about the value of libraries.

“Libraries are not just centers for information and education. They are also a community gathering place. I’m grateful to promote libraries during National Library Week. I want to encourage residents to check out their local libraries to see all that they have to offer. “

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