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

County Library Starts New Kind of Book Club, One for Special Needs Adults

Now special-needs adults and teens will have a book club of their own in Camden County. The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library has been selected to join six others across the state in the Next Chapter Book Club for New Jersey Libraries.

Next Chapter Clubs allow five to eight people with intellectual or development disabilities the chance to become members of a book club designed to meet their needs, regardless of reading ability. Each NCBC will offer individuals the opportunity to gather weekly to read and learn together as they discuss books and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.

Bellmawr Library Stages Annual Book Clearance Sale in August

The Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library System  will hold a three-day book sale from Thursday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Bellmawr teens set up the book sale

The sale offers bargains on all kinds of books – fiction, children’s, young adult, mysteries and more. Most items will be priced between fifty-cents to three dollars. Located at 35 E. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ, the library will run the sale during the following dates and hours:

Thursday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday afternoon will feature a $5 fill-a-bag special to end the sale.

The sale is open to the public and all are welcome. Members of the VolunTeens group will be on hand to help run the sale, the proceeds of which will go to support teen programming at the branch.

 

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Literacy Volunteers of Camden County

VOORHEES, NJ – July 24, 2014 - The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently awarded Literacy Volunteers of Camden County and Literacy Now a grant to fund an English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class.  This grant is a part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

LVCC and its fundraising wing, Literacy Now, provide free one-on-one tutoring in reading, math and English as a Second Language to Camden County adults at the lowest levels of literacy.  Many local residents lack functional English literacy skills and this impedes their ability to get a job, assist their children in school and become active community members.

Camden County Library 2014 Free Music Series Continues

VOORHEES, NJ – July 21, 2014 – Only seven performances remain in the Camden County Library’s eclectic summer music festival of 2014.

The Gabriels, a popular quartet, play music from the Great American Songbook including Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett as well as some Dixieland and show tunes at the Merchantville branch this Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. and then at the South County Branch Library in Winslow Twp. Friday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Voorhees Library Holds 5th Annual Teen Video Contest & Festival

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 Deadline

Competition is free and open to SJ teens in grades 6 - 12

VOORHEES, NJ – July 14, 2014 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its fifth annual summer video contest for teens that will culminate in a Teen Video Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 and a film must be suitable for an audience of all ages – in other words it must meet the requirements of a “G” rating as established by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Haddonfield Cello Society Presents ‘Song and Dance’

VOORHEES, NJ – July 1, 2014 – The Haddonfield Cello Society performs its program “Song and Dance” at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library in Voorhees., Wednesday, July 9, 7 p.m.

The group, composed of a cello quartet accompanied by a violin and piano, has been performing in the surrounding area for over 10 years. The Haddonfield Cello Society presents a program of dances and songs from around the world along with popular tunes for a sing-along and musical commentary.

Free Museum Passes Available for Camden County Library Members

VOORHEES, NJ – June 30, 2014 – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 1, The Camden County Library System is offering a museum pass program free to library card holders just in time for family summer vacations. The new service provides passes to 10 museums and other local attractions in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Passes to six of the attractions including The Academy of Natural Sciences, Garden State Discovery Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Arboretum, Wheaton Arts and Woodford Wildlife Refuge will be available from any of the library’s eight branches.

Passes to the following museums including The Guggenheim, Penn Museum of Archaeology, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Roebling Museum are only available from the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees.

Voorhees Librarian Recognized as ‘Rising Star’ by NJ Library Association

VOORHEES, NJ – June 26, 2014 – Emily Moore, the Head of Children’s Services at the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System in New Jersey, was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the New Jersey Library Association on Tuesday, June 3 at its annual conference in Atlantic City.

The NJLA designed the award for librarians who have been working in the profession five years or less and demonstrate great promise, potential, innovation and creativity.

Moore was presented the award during a special reception, a highlight of the three-day annual conference held the past two years at the Revel Resort Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Camden County Library to Stage 2nd Annual Summer Music Festival

VOORHEES, NJ –June 16, 2014 – The Camden County Library System is celebrating the long- -awaited summer of 2014 with its second annual Summer Music Festival. Seven groups and two solo artists will offer 17 different performances. The shows are scheduled throughout the county with each of the library’s eight branches hosting at least two programs.

The festival will span a wide range of musical forms, tastes and styles with everything from classical, jazz, Irish music, American standards, Broadway show tunes and more.

The Haddonfield Cello Society will kick off the festival at the Haddon Twp. branch library Wednesday, June 18 with its “Song and Dance” program including dances and songs from around the world along with popular tunes for a sing-along and musical commentary. The group will later visit the Voorhees branch on Wednesday, July 9. Both shows start at 7 p.m.

Voorhees Library Joins Macy’s in Supporting Reading is Fundamental

The Camden County Library System is proud to announce it is joining a nationwide partnership between Macy’s stores and Reading is Fundamental in their Be Book Smart campaign to provide all children with access to quality books.  Between June 18th and July 13th Macy’s customers can support RIF by giving $3 at any register and receiving a $10 coupon to use on their purchase of $30 or more. Macy’s donates 100% of every $3 to RIF, and RIF will allocate books to libraries, including the Vogelson Branch of the Camden County Library, to be given to children.

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