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Camden County Library Fall Book Sale Sets a New Record


NEWS RELEASE November 23, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Voorhees library event collects over $20,000 in sales for first time in its history

– M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library Manager William Brahms announces the library’s fall book sale set a new record collecting over $20,000 for the Camden County Library System. (Camden County Library photo).

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 23, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is proud to announce its annual fall library book sale held at the Voorhees branch has set a new record, collecting a total of  $20,838 during the three-day event in October.

The Voorhees library beat the old record of $19,328 for a fall sale by $1,510. The library holds two book sales each year, at two-day sale in the spring and a three-day event in the fall.

Over 70 Gather for Books & Cooks Showcase Event at Ferry Ave. Branch


NEWS RELEASE November 10, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Food author Stacey Antine explains the value of fresh food and reading nutrition labels

Registered dietician M.S. Stacey Antine with one of her young helpers shows an Egyptian onion taken from HealthBarnUSA’s organic teaching garden as she prepares a harvest wheat berry salad before the audience at the Camden County Library’s Books & Cooks showcase event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at the Ferry Ave. branch. (Camden County Library photo/Mark Amorosi)

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 10, 2016 – The Camden County Library’s showcase event for its Books & Cooks project attracted over 70 people to the Riletta R. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch Library, Saturday, Nov. 5 where food author and registered dietician Stacey Antine from FoodBarnUSA discussed the importance of getting, preparing and eating fresh, whole vegetables, fruits and other foods.

In addition to preparing an easy harvest wheat berry ...

Media Advisory - Books & Cooks Showcase Event



Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323


Learn about Books & Cooks Project from Camden County Library


NEWS RELEASE October 27, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Residents invited to showcase event at Ferry Ave., Saturday, Nov. 5

VOORHEES, NJ – October 27, 2016 – Camden County Library will showcase its Books & Cooks project with a special event at the Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch Library, Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Books & Cooks is the Camden County Library’s innovative project designed to promote food literacy in those South Jersey communities designated as food deserts.

The highlight program, “Reading Labels and Serving Size Surprise” will be presented by Stacey Antine, MS RDN of HealthBarn USA, one of the library’s Books & Cooks partner. Antine will offer guidance on how to select natural foods like whole vegetables and fruits versus packaged goods, and then how to interpret nutrition labels on packaged food focused on natural ingredients vs. preservatives and additives. She will also demonstrate how to make a “Harvest Wheat Berry Salad” as an example of a healthy, simple recipe most people could make at home.


This Holiday Season Donate a Book and Help Give the Gift of Reading


Camden County Library launches 24th annual campaign Monday, Nov. 7


Camden County Library System kicks of its annual Book for Kids Holiday Campaign with all eight branch libraries collecting donated books starting Monday, Nov. 7 through Dec. 6, 2016. (PhotoSpin/A.Kravchenko).

VOORHEES, NJ –Oct. 24, 2016 – The Camden County Library System’s annual Books for Kids Holiday Campaign provides children with free books that they can keep and read again and again. Anyone can donate books to help the library in this important mission.

Starting Monday, Nov. 7, the library will be accepting new or gently-used books, appropriate for a range of ages from babies to young teens. All eight branches (Bellmawr, Cruz-Perez, Ferry Ave., Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, South County and Voorhees) will have clearly marked bins available to deposit the books.

Camden County Library Fall Book Sale Continues to Grow in Size


NEWS RELEASE October 12, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Over 60,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos offered as library seeks a new sales record

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 12, 2016 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library is planning to hold its biggest book sale with over 60,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Books-on-Tape and videos available from Thursday Oct. 20 – Saturday Oct. 22.

Voorhees Branch Manager William Brahms, chief organizer of the book sale, reports, “We have had several large donations from estates and collections recently, and we’re preparing to receive one more very large donation of books. So we are expecting this fall’s sale to be truly our largest book sale ever with over 100 tables stocked with books, CDs, DVDs, books-on-tape and videos.”

The tables will continually be filled with new stock from a warehouse-sized room full of books and other materials, “so there’s reason to visit more than once during the three days,” adds ...

Camden Co. Library Offers First-Visit Kits to Young Kids Starting Today


NEWS RELEASE October 3, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Help children take the first steps in lifelong learning with a library card and more

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 3, 2016 -- As part of its early literacy initiative, the Camden County Library is offering free ‘first visit kits’ to children from birth to age five who get their first library card. It’s a way the library is encouraging families to help their children take the first steps toward lifelong learning.

Each kit consists of a stylish bag, important information about early literacy programs and a free board book for the child to keep. Families can visit any one of the library’s eight branches to get a library card and the kit, while supplies last. Only one kit per child will be available.


Camden County Library Starts Serving Up ‘Books and Cooks’ Classes


NEWS RELEASE September 29, 2008
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Instruction offered in food and culinary literacy for a range of audiences

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 29, 2016 – The Camden County Library System begins rolling out its innovative Books and Cooks initiative this month designed to promote food literacy, particularly in communities such as Camden considered ‘food deserts’ by the US Department of Agriculture.

The library won a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development earlier this year based on its proposal to develop and implement a food literacy program. A centerpiece of the program is a mobile kitchen complemented by a collection of books about nutrition, healthy eating and consumer literacy with iPads and a mobile hotspot available. The kitchen can be transported to any of the library’s eight branches and other locations to demonstrate cooking techniques and recipes, as needed.

Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin explains, “People can become literate in many different ways. Food is both a universal language and a universal need that we can use to advance literacy skills across cultures. The versatility of the mobile kitchen will allow us to reach many parts of the county through our branches and off-site through our partners.” 

Local Artists to Exhibit Work at Haddon Twp. Library during October


NEWS RELEASE September 26, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

Works in a variety of media on display; opening reception Sat., Oct. 8, 1 -3 p.m.

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 26, 2015 – The Haddon Twp. branch of the Camden County Library System is hosting an exhibit of original artwork done by students of Norma Chankin’s Fine Artists Studio that will run the entire month of October.

The works of art on display will include pieces in oil, pastel, acrylic and water color. A free, informal reception with light refreshments is planned at the library on Sat., Oct. 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

Join a Reporter from his Front Row Seat to History at Voorhees Library


NEWS RELEASE September 15, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Ed Eisen to tell of his adventures and the people he met during a 52-year career

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 15, 2016 – The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees will host “A Reporter’s Front Row Seat to History” presented by Ed Eisen, Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. .

A veteran Philadelphia reporter and broadcaster for over 52 years, Eisen will relate his encounters with a diverse array of public figures including Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, ...


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