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Celebrate Teen Read Week with the Camden County Library

NEWS RELEASE October 2, 2012

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


‘It Came from the Library’ is the 2012 theme to check out

VOORHEES, NJ –Oct. 2, 2012 – The Camden County Library System is daring teens and ‘tweens to read just for the fun of it during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14 – 20.

Enjoy reading in all its forms — books, magazines, e-books, audio-books and more. It’s a time to encourage teens to visit their local library. While “It Came from the Library” may sound a little creepy, it’s really an invitation for more teens to become regular library users.

The library is more than just books on a shelf these days. For those with a new e-reader like the Kindle or the Nook, or a new smart phone, the library is here to show teens and others how to download favorite books from the library and read them on these and other devices. And don’t forget the selection of print books available. From “Pride and Prejudice” to “The Hunger Games”, the library has a book for everyone.

Don’t just check out books at the library. Check out programs made just for teens and ‘tweens during Teen Read Week at our different branch libraries, programs like Sew Your Own Button-eyed Coraline or Read the Book–Watch the Movie at Haddon Township.

Voorhees is offering Make Shrinky Dink Jewelry while at Merchantville, Sara O’Brien will appear in all her fall glory to help celebrate the week.

For gaming enthusiasts, check out Get Your Game ON at the Gloucester Township Branch. Those more interested in dancing can learn Indian Dancing with Mr. Pratik at the Bellmawr Branch during Teen Read Week.

Before, during and after the week, teens should visit the Teen Space on the Camden County Library System’s website under Using the Library: Kids and Teens from the homepage. There is homework help on Teen Space and other features of special interest to teens.

Several of the library system’s branches offer teens the chance to plan and participate in organizing teen programming through their Teen Advisory Boards (TAB) at Bellmawr, Haddon Twp. and Voorhees.

Teens are invited to share their love of reading with kids through our Book Buddy programs at the Bellmawr, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Rutgers-Camden, South County and Voorhees branches each month. Typically each teen and ‘tween volunteer is paired up with a child to read, share an activity and share a snack. The program is popular with kids and with teens, who can earn credit for volunteer hours with the National Honor Society or for college recommendation letters and community service projects.

So there are plenty of reasons for teen’s to check out their local library during Teen Read Week or any time. And remember “It Came from the Library.”




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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