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For more information contact Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636, ext. 7323 or mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org

LVCC Offers Free Tutor Training for Volunteers Starting in April

For Immediate Release –February 23, 2017

Contact: Shyamoli De (856) 772-1636 ext. 7331

Camden County Library Offers Cooking Demos by Silver Spoon Catering

NEWS RELEASE February 22, 2017

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Programs at seven branch locations from March to May

VOORHEES, NJ – Feb. 22, 2017 -- Silver Spoon Catering,  established and run by the Kelly family for over 25 years, will be bringing their tasty recipes to seven branches of the Camden County Library System. The programs will offer some wonderful tips and tastings for adults at the following locations, dates and times.

Haddon Twp.: Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Ferry Avenue: Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m.

Gloucester Twp.: Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.

Bellmawr: Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.

South County: Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Voorhees: Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.

Merchantville: Monday, May 8, 7 p.m.

This series of programs is part of the library’s Books & Cooks initiative ...

Voorhees Library to Host Presentation on Project Offering Free Video Services to Nonprofits

The Philo Project is free for qualifying organizations

VOORHEES, NJ – Feb. 15, 2017 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System will offer a special presentation by the Philo Project that offers free video services for qualifying non-profits on Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Most small nonprofit organizations need professionally shot, produced and edited video for fundraising, public awareness, crowdfunding, social networking, volunteer recruitment and,  most important, to tell their stories to the region and the world. However, many small organizations cannot afford the money and resources to produce the high quality video they need. ...

Ferry Ave. Library Offers a Taste of African Heritage Cooking Class

NEWS RELEASE February 6, 2017

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Follows curriculum designed to inspire good health through cultural food traditions

VOORHEES, NJ – Feb. 6, 2017 –The Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch of the Camden County Library will host four consecutive classes focused on the African heritage diet designed to promote healthy eating and cooking starting Saturday, Feb. 11 and ending Saturday, March 4.

Presented by Dejenaba Gordon, MPH of Lindenwold, an ambassador for Oldways Heritage through Heatlh, the classes will cover a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This healthy way of eating is powerfully nutritious and delicious, and naturally meets the guidelines experts recommend for supporting good health, according to the Oldways website. ...

Camden County Library Wins Book Grant from Penguin Random House

NEWS RELEASE January 30, 2017

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 30, 2017 -- Camden County Library is proud to announce that its Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch Library is the recipient of a Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation. The award is being given for the library’s ‘Tutor Time’ program that it operates in partnership with volunteer tutors from the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Penguin Random House announced the award at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 23. The award consists of $1,000 in free books which the library can select from the Penguin Random House catalog.

‘Tutor Time’ Program

A pool of about 51 medical students regularly volunteer to tutor Camden youth three times a week during the school year at the Ferry Ave. library. The tutoring sessions consistently attract about 16 children, filling the branch’s meeting room to capacity. After tutoring, the sessions offer snacks, games or crafts to keep the children, tweens and teens engaged and coming back each week. ...

Camden County Library Celebrates African American History Month

NEWS RELEASE January 19, 2017

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 19, 2017 – The Camden County Library System will celebrate African American History Month with a number of special programs, film festivals and activities at five branch locations during February.

Gloucester Township:

Black History Month Celebration
Grades K - 3
Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with stories and activities.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, (on the Rutgers campus):

Celebrate African American Heritage
Ages 12 - 18
Wednesday, February 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

To celebrate participants will listen to different genres of music, watch motivational speeches, discuss African American artists and leaders who inspire others, and browse the branch’s Young Adult African American Collection. ...

Voorhees Library Presents Unique ‘Cook Me a Story’ Program

NEWS RELEASE January 13, 2017

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Blends story telling with preparation of food recipes for families with children

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 13, 2017 – The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library in Voorhees offers a special “Cook Me a Story” program based on the book by Bryan Kozlowski Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the Camden County Library System’s on-going Books & Cooks initiative to advance food literacy.

Children Services Head Librarian Emily Moore said the family program will feature books, songs and finger-plays that all relate to a food theme.

“We’ll be reading two stories from the book “Cook Me a Story” by Bryan Kozlowski which is a great mashup between a cookbook and a storybook. As I read the fairy tales, ...

Camden County Library Gets a New Catalog System in the New Year

NEWS RELEASE December 29, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org
 

Provides access to all features of the full catalog from a mobile device and more

VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 29, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is switching to a new, online catalog system in early January to improve service for its patrons that live in 26 member communities throughout the county and for others who subscribe to its services.

Starting Monday, Jan. 9, the library will use Koha, an open source catalog system that will allow the public to search its collections of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and other media materials from any phone, electronic tablet or computer that has online access.

While the online catalog will look a little different, as before, patrons will be able to view their record, place a hold on an item (reserve) for pick up at a designated branch, renew a borrowed item and much more.

                                            Advantages of new Koha Catalog

Patrons will be able to use a number of new features in the new online catalog system that includes:

  • Managing their own privacy settings for reading and search history
  • Sharing their favorite books on Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Saving their searches to be alerted when new materials arrive
  • Searching the library’s e-Content and print collections simultaneously
  • Creating, managing and sharing personal lists of favorite books

                                         Important Changes for Patrons to Note ...

Read in the New Year Tradition Continues at Five Library Branches

NEWS RELEASE December 19, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

VOORHEES, NJ - December 19, 2016 - The Camden County Library continues its tradition of offering Read in the New Year programs for children of different ages at five branches. Planned activities vary by branch, but they all give youngsters the chance to celebrate the holiday their way.

Three Read in the New Year celebrations will include a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun:

 

Family Meals? Make the Most of Them!

NEWS RELEASE December 1, 2016

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Join Stacey Antine MS, RDN for a Books & Cooks program at the Voorhees library

Planning and preparing family meals is the topic of a Books & Cooks program at the Voorhees branch library Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. (PhotoSpin)

VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 1, 2016 - It’s long been understood how important it is for families to share meals on a regular basis, and it’s a good topic for the Camden County Library’s  Books & Cooks food literacy initiative.

Join Stacey Antine of HealthBarnUSA , a registered dietician MS, as she shows how to make the most of family meals by providing and preparing natural, nutritious food in a supportive environment that helps families manage the challenges of daily living.

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