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For more information contact Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636, ext. 7323 or

Camden County Library Sets New Books-for-Kids Holiday Record


VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 10, 2014 – The Camden County Library is pleased and proud to report its annual Books for Kids holiday campaign has set a new record this year by collecting 3,274 books. It broke the old record of 2,873 set in 2012 by over 400 books.

Each of the library system’s eight branches collected books from Nov. 3 to Dec. 6, 2014. The annual appeal asks the public to donate new or gently used books to be given to children throughout the county.

Camden County Library Continues Annual Tradition of Read in the New Year


VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 10, 2014 – The Camden County Library System continues its tradition of offering Read-in-the-New-Year programs at seven of its branches in December. Kids can celebrate the new year on their schedule with programs that include a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun.

Events are planned at the following branches, dates and times. Registration is available online at or by calling the individual branch.

Medical students to host family literacy event at Camden library


Issued on behalf of Camden County and Cooper Medical School at Rowan University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 9, 2014

Contact: Dan Keashen                                                             Sharon R. Clark

                 Camden County                                                                       Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Learn to Read in Small, Free, Private, Family-Friendly Classes


Classes meet Mondays and Thursdays or on Saturday mornings at Cruz-Perez Downtown Library Branch

No one needs to convince adults who cannot read or read very well about the importance of literacy. They live it every day - every day with family members, employers, store merchants and others who take reading for granted.

December is Maker-Month at the Camden County Library System


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.

Camden County Library Offers 2nd Annual Winter Music Series


VOORHEES, NJ  - Nov. 21, 2014 – The Camden County Library’s second annual Winter Music Series will offer jazz, Celtic, African drum, a capella, classical music and more in the first weeks of December.

Mark Carroll and Family start the series with traditional Celtic music and a sampling of holiday tunes that were popular in colonial America. The group performs Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Merchantville Branch and Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m. at the Voorhees branch.

Ferry Ave. Branch Library Awarded LEGO® Maker Kit


VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 19, 2014 – The Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch of the Camden County Library System recently received a LEGO® Toolkit as part of a program sponsored by the LEGO Foundation and the Association of Library Service to Children.

The set of LEGOs consists of enough pieces for about six to eight children to build with and will supplement the branch’s collection, according to library officials. Fifteen libraries in each state are receiving the sets under the program, and the New Jersey State Library selected the Camden Ferry Ave. branch as one of the recipients.

The branch library is planning to have a LEGO® Block Party in April to coincide with the spring break when many students are off from school, and it will use the LEGO® pieces to supplement the branch’s collection available to its LegoMania club that meets twice a month for children ages five and up.

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

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.



Camden County Library to combat illiteracy in Camden City


Posted on behalf of Camden County Board of Freeholders

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Freeholder Board is sponsoring free adult reading classes at the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Branch of the Camden County Library System

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for residents of who are eager to learn,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Library System.  “More than 40 percent of Camden City’s 77,000 residents are living in poverty which can be directly attributed to their lack of education. The Freeholder Board is committed to seeing this change in our community, and believes we must rise to the challenge of improving literacy for our residents.”


Author to Visit Voorhees Library and Discuss Latest Book


VOORHEES, NJ  - Oct. 23, 2014 – The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees will host a visit and book signing by Ovidia Yu, author of “Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials”, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.

Yu will discuss her second mystery novel set in Singapore, which is described in a news release by publisher HarperCollins as, “A delectable and scrumptious story, AUNTY LEE’S DEADLY SPECIALS is a fast-paced intricate mystery filled with adventure and witty anecdotes that keeps the suspense simmering till the very end.”


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