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

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 .

LVCC Seeks Tutors and Offers Training


At age 77, Jim read his first book.  Shabi passed her citizenship test.  Chen spoke to her doctor.

Camden County Library System Offers Eclectic Winter Music Series


There’s something for a variety of tastes and ages in the Winter Music Series being offered by the Camden County Library System this December.

Holiday Music with Mark Carroll will kick off the series Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Merchantville Branch. Carroll will play a variety of traditional Irish instruments including the Celtic Harp and hammered dulcimers to bring holiday cheer.  Performers at other branches include The Sounds of Motown By John Turk at the Nila I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch on Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m., the New Earth Trio's soft jazz at the South County Branch  on Friday, December 6th at 7 p.m., the Shades of Harmony's a capella barbershop performances at the Bellmawr and Vogelson Branch on Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Sara O'Brien with her unique interactive musical performance at the Ferry Ave. Branch on Thursday, December 12 at 3:30 P.M..

More information

Teens/Tweens at Bellmawr Library Mark Release of “Catching Fire”


Camden County Library System

                                                                        203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NEWS RELEASE November 19, 2013

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


Don’t Miss the Camden County Library’s Food Drive


Eight branches collecting food to replenish Food Bank of South Jersey



The eight branches of the Camden County Library System are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of South Jersey until the end of November.

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 15, 2013 – The Camden County Library System is conducting a food drive through the end of November to help restock  the Food Bank of South Jersey’s pantry. The system’s eight branches have collection bins in their main entrance areas for the donation of nonperishable food items.



Can Camden County Library Customers Do It Again?


Last year Books for Kids Holiday Campaign nearly doubled number of donated books

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 13, 2013 – Last year the Camden County Library System challenged customers to break a record for donating books to its Books for Kids Holiday Campaign, and they did it in grand style, giving over 3,800 titles.

Once more the library is daring to test the generosity of local residents to give the gift of reading to children and teens in Camden County this holiday season. The book drive starts this month and will continue until Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, after which the books will be sorted and distributed to children throughout the county in time for the holidays by the Camden County Children’s Services Department.

Voorhees Library Offers Dino 101 to Discover Dinosaurs Online


VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 24, 2013 – They may be old news, but dinosaurs are still a fascinating topic for old and young alike. The Camden County Library System is inviting those interested to join a seven-class online course presented by Dr. Phillip Currie, University of Alberta.

The course is open to all ages, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All classes for the online course will meet at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees.

Two Camden Co. Libraries Treating Kids to Free Books this Halloween


VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 22, 2013 – The Camden County Library System is giving over one thousand free books to children and teens in Camden at two of its branches in the city. The books are being provided courtesy of the national First Book program, 6abc and the New Jersey Library Association.

The free books are being given to children and teens at two Halloween programs among others at the Camden County Library’s Downtown and Ferry Ave. branch libraries. The Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch will host a Haunted Halloween Party, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 – 5 p.m.  The Riletta L. Cream Branch will stage a Halloween Parade, Thursday Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. Those attending are expected to wear their best Halloween attire.

Local Author and Teacher Visits Bellmawr Library


Her book will be topic of book club on Thursday, Oct. 24


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