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Celebrate National Library Month with Camden Co. Library Branches

NEWS RELEASE March 30, 2012

Camden County Library System

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

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Camden County Library Shows How You Belong @ Your Library

Number of special programs planned for National Library Week and April.

The Haddon Twp. Branch will once again host a stuffed animal sleepover as part of the Camden County Library System’s celebration of National Library Week.

VOORHEES, NJ – March 30, 2012 -- Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for your children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. They provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job-seeking resources, English as a second language training, citizenship classes and many other creative, practical and resourceful programs.

During National Library Week and throughout the month of April, the Camden County Library System joins other libraries across the country in showing how you belong @ your library. The following special programs are planned at our eight branches.

World Drumming Workshop

Drums are found in every culture. In this completely hands-on workshop, participants join in an exploration of instruments from all over the world.

Ferry Avenue Branch, Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Gloucester Twp. Branch, Saturday, April 14, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Merchantville Branch, Wednesday, April 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Bellmawr Branch, Saturday, April 21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Global Rhythms, Dance without Boarders

Beginning with gentle stretching and yoga warm-ups, participants are guided through movements of the world’s rhythms, experiencing a great workout, much laughter and joy.

Branch at Rutgers -Thursday, April 12, 3:30 p.m.

South County - Friday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Haddon Township - Saturday, April 14, 2:30 p.m.

Voorhees - Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m.

Some branches have planned additional programs to observe the celebration of our libraries.

National Library Week @ Haddon Twp.

Monday, April 9 – Saturday, April 14

You belong at the library to help us celebrate National Library Week. There will be free giveaways to those who sign out library materials, special stations to make simple library-related crafts and a drawing for prizes. Stop by April 9-14 to pick up a schedule of events.

Haddon Twp. Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Ages 3 - 5

Monday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On April 9 drop off your stuffed animal before 4 p.m. to sleep overnight at the library. Monday we’ve planned all sorts of special activities for them after you’ve gone. Ask them about it when you pick them up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. the following day, Tuesday, April 10.

Children’s Book Drive @ Haddon Twp. and Voorhees Branches

Collection boxes will be available at both branches during April for donations of recently purchased children’s books or used ones in good condition appropriate for ages K – 6. The donated books will be given to local elementary schools and the remainder will be used for the library’s used book sales that support programming at different branches.

Gloucester Twp. will hold a special story time –

OKST! (Back for National Library Week)

Grades K - 3

Thursday, April 12, 4 p.m.

Join us for an Older Kid Story Time! We’ll be reading a library-themed story and making our own books in honor of National Library Week.

Everyone Belongs @ the Camden County Library System

“Today's libraries provide a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” said Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin.

“We provide our communities with tailor-made collections and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills,” noted Devlin, who  pointed out the library continued its support for adult job seekers with two resume writing workshops at its Voorhees branch in March.

She added that library card holders can also get individualized, one-on-one help with a librarian for up to an hour at a time through the library’s Assistance by Appointment program that started in 2010.

Devlin believes that the theme for National Library Week – You Belong @ Your Library “is particularly appropriate since it reinforces that the County Library provides diverse services, programs and collections for all residents.  I encourage everyone  to visit your local branch and help celebrate our libraries.”

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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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