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

Voorhees Library to Stage Big Play Date for 1 – 3 Year-olds and Parents


VOORHEES, NJ – March 12, 2014 – Ever watch a kid spend more time playing with the BOX than the toy that came in it? Most of us have probably watched a similar scene or done it ourselves for those of us who can reach that far back into our memories.

Did you know that one and two-year-olds who play blocks with their parents for just 20 minutes a day score 15 percent higher on language development tests? It’s when a child’s imagination can make the most of the simplest things, and it’s a prime learning time.

With this in mind, the Camden County Library is staging its biggest play date ever on Saturday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Voorhees branch library.

Camden County Library Celebrates History of Women Flyers


‘Nobody Owns the Sky’ offered at six branches in March

VOORHEES, NJ --- March 10, 2014 --- Long before Amelia Earhart’s famous exploits, a whole series of female flyers proved their bravery and daring in the earliest days of aviation history.
Join storyteller Carol Simon Levin as she shares stories of women flyers and remembers their accomplishments in the history of aviation at the following Camden County Library branches.

Get in Shape to the Tunes of Bollywood at Voorhees Library


VOORHEES, NJ -  March 7, 2014 --  The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library in Voorhees is offering something new with Doonya, a fun fitness program driven by the pounding beats and rhythms of Bollywood music on Saturday, March 22 at 12 noon.

Doonya offers an easy-to-follow cardio, strength-building fitness program perfectly choreographed by Ritu Pandya to the latest high energy, Bollywood-inspired music.

Explore and Discover Korean Culture and Art at Voorhees Library


NEWS RELEASE February 25, 2014

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

Traditional Korean wedding and meal reenacted after showing two documentaries

Kids Get the Gift of Reading for Holidays from Local Book Donors


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.

Voorhees Library to Offer Special Valentine Romance Author Event


VOOREES, NJ – Jan. 30, 2014 – The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library is hosting a special romance author event on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. just in time before Valentine’s Day.

Authors Terri Brisban, Tina Gabrielle and Kathleen Long are scheduled to sign their books and lead casual discussions of their work. All three have published titles in the romance genre.


Haddon Twp. Library Offers Chance to go on a Blind Date with a Book


VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 24, 2014 – During the month of February, the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library in Haddon Twp. will “fix up” willing readers with a blind date – in this case a book, of course.

The library will have a “Date a Book” display. The books will be wrapped so their identities are unknown until the reader gets home.

Camden County Library Celebrates African American History


Four programs at three branches include Underground Railroad quilt, films and more

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 8, 2014 – The Camden County Library System is observing African American History Month this February with four programs that include film festivals and a focus on the Underground Railroad as a key part of American history.

The Gloucester Twp.-Blackwood Rotary Public Library will give children in grades K to five the chance to learn about how the Underground Railroad helped slaves escape to freedom on Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. One of the ingenious means of communication “conductors” on the Underground Railroad used as they led their “passengers” to freedom was the creation of quilts. These innocent-looking quilts secretly conveyed information in their designs and in the way they were constructed, which guided the “conductors and passengers” to the next “station” on Underground Railroad to freedom.

County Library Customers Give the Gift-of-Reading with 1,926 Books


Customers of the Camden County Library System donated 1,926 books to the library’s Book for Kids Holiday Campaign in 2013. The new and gently-used books were distributed by Camden County Children’s Services Department to children across the county in time for the holidays.

Some of the books were distributed at a Head Start in Camden, NJ.  (Click in the center of the picture to see the photos full size.)

“We know the communities of Camden County support reading for children based on the consistent attendance at our story times, book clubs and other reading activities that we offer regularly at all eight of our branches. So the generosity of our customers is not a surprise,” says Camden County Library System Director Linda Devlin.

“Books open a world of opportunities for children by expanding their education and imagination,” says Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Library System.  He notes the impact of the successful book drive, “By providing free books, the Camden County Library System and its generous supporters are giving children the gift of knowledge while exposing them to the enjoyment of reading.”

Devlin points out the library supports reading for children of all ages throughout the year with its broad collection of materials for younger customers. She adds the library system offers scores of programs each month designed for children, tweens and teens. The library’s Book Buddies programs are popular and offered at most branches. Each Book Buddies program pairs teen and tween volunteers with eager, younger readers.


New Holiday Book Titles Available through the Camden County Library System


VOORHEES, N.J. – Dec. 12, 2013 -- The Camden County Library System received the following titles among new books it ordered. The titles are in circulation at various branches. Member customers can use the library’s online catalog, CamCat, at  to order, reserve and arrange for pickup of materials at one of the system’s eight branches: Bellmawr, Ferry Ave. (Camden), Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, Rutgers (Camden), South County or Voorhees. For those with smart phones, the library’s mobile website is also available at .


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