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Survey: Video Games at the Library

Nintendo ControllerCheck Out Video Games at the Library!?!?!?

The Camden County Library System is considering establishing a collection of circulating video games sometime next year. In order to help us meet the needs and expectations of our patrons, we have created a survey.  It is available in print at all our branches, and can also be completed online.  Let us know what you think should be added to a new video games collection!

Fill out the survey.


Change Your Life: Learn to Read

Change your life: learn to read.The Camden County Freeholder Board is sponsoring free adult reading classes at the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Branch of the Camden County Library System.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for residents of who are eager to learn,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Library System.  “More than 40 percent of Camden City’s 77,000 residents are living in poverty which can be directly attributed to their lack of education. The Freeholder Board is committed to seeing this change in our community, and believes we must rise to the challenge of improving literacy for our residents.”

The Camden County Library System has identified two experienced teachers who have worked in the Camden school system and have experience with English as a second language (ESL) education to coordinate the program.  These educators will teach reading to both English speaking and non-native English speaking (ESL) adults in small groups weekday evenings and on Saturdays.  more

WHYY I like this book

Applications are now open for WHYY I Like This Book!  What books inspire you? Let WHYY know and you could be on TV!  Find applications online broken down by grade level (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade.  You can also watch the 2013 finalists talk about their favorite books to get some GREAT recommendations.


Garden State Teen Book Awards

It's that time of year again - voting for the 2015 Garden State Teen Book Awards (GSTBA) has begun!  Vote online or in person at the Vogelson Branch.

Across the state of New Jersey, Middle and High School students will be voting for their favorite titles found on this years Fiction and Non-Fiction GSTBA ballots. Be a part of something big and cast your vote today! See a good book listed you haven't yet enjoyed? Check out our library catalog  to get a hold of a copy. Voting ends on December 31.  Happy Reading!

Fall Preview

This list from the popular Bookpage magazine gives you a heads up on fall's most anticipated books.  

Here's a sampling; place your holds now.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver:

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family -- bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna -- have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone.

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters:

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.


Plus new books from Anne Rice, Jan Karon, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan....



Library Closed on Monday, September 3

The Camden County Library System will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.

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