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Nat’l Library Week Inspires Programs for all Ages throughout Spring

All eight branches offering a variety of activities

Camden County Library System

                                                                        203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NEWS RELEASE March 14, 2013

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


Each of the Camden County Library System’s eight branches is hosting Brunch with a Buddy for younger customers during the National Library Week, April 13 – 20, 2013


VOORHEES, NJ – March 14, 2013 -- Inspired by National Library Week, the Camden County Library System has planned a whole series of programs throughout the spring for different age groups.

Libraries have changed over the years and are no longer just repositories of books. They’ve become vital centers of learning, community engagement and fun as the following programs demonstrate.

 “Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” says Camden County Library System Director Linda Devlin. “While this aspect has never changed, our system has grown and evolved in how we provide for the needs of every member of our communities.” 

Brunch with a Buddy!

During National Library Week the library’s youngest customers are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal friends to share a scrumptious spread of treats during our Brunch with a Buddy programs at the following locations and times

South County - Saturday, April 13, 2:30 p.m.

Voorhees - Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m.

Bellmawr - Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Gloucester Township - Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Haddon Township - Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Merchantville - Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch - Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.

Riletta L. Cream – Ferry Avenue - Saturday, April 20, 11:30 a.m.


Lego Workshops for ages 6 - 12

Many of the library’s system’s branches offer Lego clubs and programs for older kids. Brick 4 Kidz will be visiting all eight library branches to challenge the imagination of older kids with specially designed Lego projects. Bricks 4 Kidz will provide the Legos and other materials. Participants need only to bring their imagination, curiosity and love of Legos. Learn more at

Gloucester Township - Monday, May 6, 6 p.m.

South County - Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.

Haddon Township - Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch - Tuesday, May 14, 2 p.m.

Bellmawr - Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Voorhees - Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.

Riletta L. Cream – Ferry Avenue - Tuesday, May 21, 3:30 p.m.

Merchantville - Wednesday, May 22, 3:30 p.m.


Cooking Demonstration with Severino Pasta for Adults

Joseph and Anna Maria Severino learned the art of pasta making from Umberto Casoli, an artisanal pasta maker in Italy. In 1971 they returned to America with recipes in hand and introduced their uniquely handcrafted pasta products made from 100% semolina flour.


For over 35 years the family shop in Haddon Township has been known as the place to find authentic richly flavored pasta. Join Carla Severino at a local branch to learn the secrets of making authentic pasta dishes. Samples are limited to the first 25 participants registered.


Voorhees: Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.

South County: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez: Saturday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.

Riletta L. Cream-Ferry Avenue: Saturday, April 27, 1:30 p.m.

Haddon Township: Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Bellmawr: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Merchantville: Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.

Registration for any of these programs is available on line at or by calling the individual branch.  Phone numbers can be found at .

As director of the library system, Devlin notes this would be a good time to get a library card for those who don’t already have one to take advantage of the library’s services that include many new downloadable collections available for devices like the iPad,  Kindle, Nook and iPod.

Cards are free to residents and businesses in 27 member communities of the county.  Information about getting a library card is available online at .


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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