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Second Big Play Date for Kids Ages 1-3, October 11

First Big Play Date - Camden County Library Photo/Mark AmorosiOver 200 children, parents and caregivers enjoyed a Big Play Date at the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System in March. The library will stage its second play date Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for children ages one to three.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to see how everyday, simple and inexpensive items found in most households can be used to play with their children in meaningful ways. Studies have shown how regular play between children and parents can enhance a child’s cognitive and emotional development over the long term.

Library staff will have several stations set up on the first floor of the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library in Voorhees that will allow parents and caregivers to play with their children using different materials at the Big Play Date.

ShopRite of Lawnside will provide healthy snacks for kids at the event and will be sending a registered dietician, Jessica Molinaro, to offer advice for parents on how to make sure their children are eating healthy, nutritious foods.

Toddlers love shredded paper!“Our event in March was so successful; we knew we wanted to do it again in the fall. It’s a great way to spend a morning with your child engaged in meaningful play with simple, inexpensive items found around the house,” says Emily Moore as head of Children’s Services at the Voorhees Library.

Those attending the program can circulate and visit the stations in any order with no strict schedule between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Vogelson Branch (directions). A story time is scheduled for 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to any parents and caregivers in the area, but registration is required.

Register online or by phone: call the branch at 856-772-1636.

See the press release.

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

Is summer really coming to a close?  At least there's all kinds of fall fiction coming our way.  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....




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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