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Camden County Library Challenges Book Donors to Set a New Record

NEWS RELEASE October 23, 2012

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday

New and gently used books sought for children throughout county at holidays

The Camden County Library System is challenging residents to give the gift of reading this holiday season. The annual “Books for Kids” book donation drive is seeking to surpass its previous record of collecting almost 2,000 new or gently-used books. The Camden County Department of Children’s Services will distribute the donated books to toddlers, children and teen readers just in time for the holidays.

VOORHEES, N.J. – Oct. 23, 2012 – The Camden County Library System is setting a goal to surpass its record of collecting almost 2,000 new and gently-used books for the Camden County Department of Children’s Services to distribute to kids in need of books this holiday season and in the new year.

The book drive starts this month and will continue until Wednesday, Dec. 12, after which the books will be sorted and distributed to children throughout the county in time for the holidays.

CCLS will have clearly marked collection boxes set up at each of its eight branch locations: Bellmawr, Ferry Ave, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, Rutgers-Camden, South County , Voorhees and at the County Store located in the Voorhees Town Center across from the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library on Laurel Rd.

With nearly 2000 books a year collected during past drives, the library is seeking to set a new record for donations of new or gently-used books appropriate for children from infants to teens. The library will keep a weekly count of the number of books donated on the home page of its Web site during the book drive.

“We know the generosity of Camden County residents and how much they support reading for young people. We feel confident they will break their previous record and donate over 2,000 books this year,” says Camden County Library System Director Linda Devlin.



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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