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Camden County Library Announces 2015 Summer Reading Programs

Special programs, reading incentives, raffles and prizes planned at eight branches

Avid young readers at the Merchantville Branch Library eagerly show off the 2015 Summer Reading theme and some of the gift baskets that will be offered in prize drawings at the branch. (Camden County Library Photo/Ginger Nolte)

VOORHEES, NJ – May 19, 2015 – The Camden County Library System joins libraries across the state in offering 2015 summer reading programs based on the themes “Every Hero Has a Story” for children and “Unmask” for teens and tweens.

Participants can register online or at their local branch and pick up a reading log to track all they read during the summer or everything read to the youngest children. Report the hours and titles read to one of the library’s eight branches to earn incentives and chances to win larger prizes at the local branch.

Enrolling children and encouraging teens and tweens to join the program is a great way to maintain and even sharpen reading skills over summer vacation. Registration dates for the programs vary by branch. Call the local branch to find out details.

The library’s different locations (Bellmawr, Ferry Ave. in Camden, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, Downtown Camden, South County and Voorhees) will be offering special programs based on the superhero themes during the summer. Note these events:

  • Mr. Malcolm presents.... Superheroes at Merchantville on Wednesday, June 10, 3:30 p.m.
  • Voorhees kicks off seven-weeks of summer reading on Friday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., with Super Hero Training Camp!
  • Tall tales, magical journeys and heroes of all kinds will be the subject of Haddon Township’s Reading Club, starting Monday, June 22, 2 p.m. and each Monday during summer
  • The Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch will host a Cartooning Workshop on Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. Learn to draw your own superheroes.
  • Stop by the Bellmawr branch on Friday, July 10, 11a.m., to Make and Cape! Stuffed animal by day, superhero by night! Make and cape your stuffed animal!
  • Join other superheroes at the South County Branch for Superhero Kid-con on Monday, July 27, 11a.m. Come dressed as your favorite hero.
  • Calling all Heroes to the Gloucester Branch on Thursday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. Dress up as your favorite superhero!

“The summer reading programs offered at our libraries help to keep your children engaged in reading and learning over the summer break. I encourage every parent to take advantage of these programs and all that our libraries have to offer residents,” says, Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Library System.

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

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