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December is Maker-Month at the Camden County Library System

NEWS RELEASE December 1, 2014
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Explore interests, develop talents and make something at eight different branches

VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 1, 2014 -- The Camden County Library System joined the maker movement in the summer of 2013 when it offered its first BAM (become a maker) series of programs at its Voorhees and South County branches.

The programs provided space, materials and tools for customers to work on projects of their choice. Now the movement has spread to the entire library system with each of its eight branches offering a program in December – designated as Maker Month at the library.

The library system is offering program events at the following branches, dates and times

Canvas Paint Night

Enjoy light refreshments while painting your own masterpiece. Supplies and instruction provided from Paint-a-Treasure. No experience needed!

Voorhees: Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.; Haddon Township:Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.;  Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: Monday, December 15, 2 p.m.

Decoupage Boxes

Decorate a box with pictures and paper cutouts then seal it with a decoupage finish. Supplies will be provided.

Riletta L. Cream - Ferry Avenue Branch: Tuesday, December 2, 10:30 a.m.

Grades 4 & up

Learn how to talk to a robot. We'll learn the basics of robot programming in a class-like setting. Participants will work in teams, learning the language and programs necessary to get the robots moving. By the end of the session, you will be ready to join in on some friendly competition.

South County: Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.; Gloucester Township: Thursday, December 4, 3:30 p.m.; Riletta L. Cream - Ferry Avenue Branch: Wednesday, December 17, 3:15 p.m.

Sew So Easy
Ages 16 & up

Learn how to use a sewing machine and create your very own bag. Supplies will be provided, but you can bring your own fabric and sewing machine. You will be emailed a supply list after you register. Space is limited.

Haddon Township: Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.; Voorhees: Monday, December 15, 6:30 p.m.; Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: Monday, December 22, 2 p.m.

Wearable Art
Grades 6 – 12

Turn a sweatshirt into a cardigan or decorate a T-shirt. Class size strictly limited to 10 tweens/teens. All supplies are provided.

Bellmawr: Wednesday, December 17, 6 p.m.

The Making Space
Independent Kids

We will be opening The Making Space. There will be items for kids to make independently in our library using library-supplied equipment and materials, craft kits to take home and make on your own, board games to play in the library, and a picture gallery for show and tell.

Haddon Township: Monday, December 22

“Everyone can be a maker. If you sew, craft, draw, play an instrument, build, create with Legos, then you are a maker. In December, the Camden County Library will be your maker destination for hands on fun for everyone.  We will be offering sewing classes, canvas paint nights with Paint-a-Treasure, robot programming with Robodyssey, and much more! No experience required.” says Teen Librarian Christen Orbanus who initiated the programs at the Voorhees branch. She notes that Librarian Diana Fults at the South County branch has organized a lot of maker programs in the Winslow area as well.


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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