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New Museum Pass Program at All Branches

Academy of Natural SciencesStarting July 1, the Camden County Library System  will offer a new museum pass program free to library card holders, just in time for family summer vacations. The new service provides passes to 10 museums and other local attractions in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Passes to six of the attractions will be available from any of the library’s eight branches: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Garden State Discovery Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Arboretum, Wheaton Arts and Woodford Wildlife Refuge .

Garden State Discovery MuseumPasses to the following museums are only available from the Vogelson Branch in Voorhees.  The Guggenheim, Penn Museum of Archaeology, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Roebling Museum .

“We’re very pleased and proud to offer our members the opportunity to visit some of the great local museums and other attractions that our area and region have to offer,” comments Linda Devlin, director of the Camden County Library System.Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Center “It’s a great partnership with local institutions that extends our mission to meet the educational and recreational needs of the residents we serve. It adds just one more value to owning a county library card.” She urges all those living in member communities to get a free library card and take advantage of its many benefits.

The pass program works similarly to borrowing books from the library. Grounds for Sculpture Members are welcome to go to a branch, check out a pass, use it for free admission to the specific museum and return it to the library branch for the next member to borrow. A museum pass must be returned to the same branch from which it was checked out.

Some of the passes may entitle the bearer to additional benefits like discounts at gift shops or on food sold at the museums.

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Top Mystery Awards

The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the winners of the Edgar Award, honoring the best in mystery fiction and crime nonfiction for the past year.  If you're looking for a good mystery to start your summer reading, you can't go wrong with any of the nominees or winners of this prestigious award.

 

Best Novel: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger

Best First Novel: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Best Paperback Original: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Best Fact Crime: The Hour of Peril: the Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

 

Full list of nominees and winners.

 

 

Teen Video Contest and Film Festival

Aspire to be the next Tarantino, Miyazaki, Spielberg, or Hitchcock?  Film a video to be showcased at our 5th Annual M. Allan Vogelson Library Teen Film Festival! Videos will be judged and viewed at our Red Carpet Event held on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in The Corner at the Vogelson Branch.  Video submissions are due Friday, August 15.

Information packets and contest forms can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk starting Monday, June 23. Take a look at past submissions here.

 

New to film making? Need a refresher? Join us for our five-week Movie Making Monday series! We'll be gearing up for the film fesitval at 7 p.m. Monday June 30-July 28. Take a look a the schedule:

  • June 30: Film Festival Informatio and FAQ Series
  • July 7: Film Editing
  • July 14: Animation
  • July 21: Script Writing
  • July 28: Group Discussion and Feedback

TumbleBooks

Have you heard of TumbleBooks? Take a gander at our online collection of animated, talking picture books that we provide to you at no cost.  Read along as the books are read aloud!   Includes storybooks, puzzles and games and full-length children's audiobooks.

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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