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

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.”

Vogleson Branch Library in Voorhees Hosted 2nd Big Play Date of Year

About 150 kids, parents and other caregivers gathered to find fun ways to play

VOORHEES,  NJ – Oct. 21, 2014 – The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library held its second Big Play Date of the year, Saturday, Oct. 11 with about 150 children, parents and other caregivers joining the fun.

 The program is designed to show how everyday objects typically found around the house can used to help young children engage in meaningful play. Studies show that regular play with parents and other caregivers can support emotional and mental development in young children.

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at the Camden County Library

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 6, 2014 -- The Camden County Library System will be offering adults in its 27 member communities the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma online through a partnership with the New Jersey State Library and Cengage Learning.

The Library is offering 35 scholarships that will allow qualified candidates free access to NJ’s Career Online High School, which is made possible by a grant awarded to the New Jersey State Library from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Camden County Library is one of six statewide, and the only one in the South Jersey region, selected by the State Library to offer the Career Online High School. Enrolled participants will have the opportunity to earn a diploma complemented by a credentialed career certificate in one of eight possible fields.

 

Voorhees Library Fall Book Sale Offers More and More Each Year

VOORHEES, NJ –  Oct. 2,  2014 -- As it meets the public’s increasing demand for quality books in good condition, the Voorhees branch library’s annual Fall Book Sale continues to grow each year. Nearly 100 tables and display shelves of books and other materials will be continually restocked to offer as many as 50,000 items for sale over the course of three days, Thursday, Oct. 16 – Saturday Oct. 18.

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library Branch Manager William Brahms reports the library will be using over 85 tables plus other display shelves to sell its largest selection of used books, DVDs, CDs, audio-books and video tapes ever put on sale.

“With the holidays coming only a little over two months after the sale, it’s a great way to stock up on titles in good condition for those book lovers in your life at very reasonable prices. Most items will be priced between fifty cents and two dollars, with nothing over three,” says Brahms.

Macy’s Wins Multicultural Book Collection for Voorhees Library from RIF

Voorhees Library to Stage 2nd Big Play Date of the Year

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 23, 2014 -- Over 200 children, parents and caregivers enjoyed a Big Play Date at the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System in March. The library will stage its second play date Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages one to three.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to see how every-day, simple and inexpensive items found in most households can be used to play with their children in meaningful ways. Studies have shown how regular play between children and parents can enhance a child’s cognitive and emotional development over the long term.

Learn to Take Control of Health Issues in Six-Week Workshop Series

VOORHEES, NJ – September 9, 2014 – The Camden County Library is hosting a six-week workshop for those suffering a chronic disease or for their caregivers at its Voorhees Branch starting Thursday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 23.

Each two and a half hour workshop (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is being presented by the Community Planning and Advocacy Council, Camden County Department of Health and Human Services and Camden County Senior Corps. Learn practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue; discover better nutrition and exercise choices. Participants can understand new treatments and learn more effective ways to talk with doctors and family members about health concerns and issues.

Help a Student Succeed, Get him or her a Library Card

VOORHEES, NJ – August 26, 2014 -- Parents everywhere want their children to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to help a child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Camden County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Camden County Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. 

Specific homework help for both elementary and secondary students is available 24/7 on the library’s website through its Kid’s Zone and Teen Space pages found under Using the Library on the top of the homepage at www.camdencountylibrary.org . Students and parents can access these services 24/7 from an Internet connection at home or anywhere.

Camden Co. Library Offers Timely, Online Homework Help

VOORHEES, NJ – Aug. 12, 2014 -- With the start of another school year, it’s useful to know how much reliable information students and parents can find to do homework from a home Internet connection through services offered by the Camden County Library System.

This year, the library is again providing library cardholders free access on its website to the services of Tutor.com. Students and adult learners can get one-on-one online tutoring to help with their homework questions at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/tutor.

Also Kid’s Zone is a special section on the library’s website that includes homework help in a variety of forms for younger students. Go to the library’s home page at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/ and click on ‘Using the Library’ at the top where visitors will find the Kids Zone menu that includes a link to the Homework Help page.

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