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Donate a Book and Give the Gift that Really Keeps on Giving

NEWS RELEASE October 29, 2014
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Camden County Library launches annual campaign Monday, Nov. 3 at all eight branches

The students in Taisha Sanders preschool class at the Center for Family Services in Winslow Twp. show their appreciation as they hold books they received for the holidays through the Camden County Library’s Books for Kids Holiday Campaign in December 2013. (Center for Family Services photo)]

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 29, 2014 – Not all children are fortunate enough to live in homes that have many books. That’s why the Camden County Library System’s annual Books for Kid holiday campaign is so important.

The library will be accepting new or gently-used books appropriate for a range of ages from babies to young teens. Starting Monday, Nov. 3 all eight branches (Bellmawr, Cruz-Perez, Ferry Ave., Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, South County and Voorhees) will have clearly marked boxes available to collect the books.

 “Each year we ask our customers to recognize the importance of reading by donating books to our holiday book campaign.  You can help to foster and develop a love of reading in children throughout Camden County who may not have enough books of their own at home to read,” says Camden County Library System Director Linda Devlin.

The book donation campaign will run through Dec. 6.The library sends the books to the Camden County Children’s Services Department in December to distribute to children throughout the county in time for the holidays.

The library is seeking new or “gently-used” books in very good condition. Gently-used can be understood to mean books that a person would be comfortable in giving as a gift to a close relative. Books cannot be inscribed with names nor have book plates indicating an organization’s name.

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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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