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

Camden County Library Presents 3rd Annual Summer Music Festival


VOORHEES, NJ – June 4, 2015 – Some of the best local musical talent, performing in a range of forms, are scheduled to partake in the Camden County Library’s third annual summer music festival that includes 26 free programs for the public’s enjoyment.

This summer’s rendition offers an open mic talent show, a spoken word workshop and a summer training camp for area student musicians. There will be performances to suit most everyone’s musical tastes: jazz, Irish music, pop, music from the Great American Songbook and more.

Camden County Library to Hold Spring Book Sale at Voorhees, June 12-13


VOORHEES, NJ -  June 1, 2015-- The Camden County Library System will stage one of the largest used-book sales in South Jersey on Friday, June 12, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at its regional branch library in Voorhees.

Typically hundreds of book-lovers, bargain hunters and book dealers from the tristate area are attracted to the event where 99 percent of the items will be priced between fifty cents and two dollars, with nothing over three dollars, according to William Brahms, branch manager of the Voorhees library and chief organizer of the sale.


Local Artists Exhibit Work at Haddon Twp. Library through June


VOORHEES, NJ –May 29, 2015 – The Haddon Twp. branch of the Camden County Library System is hosting an exhibit of original artwork done by students of Norma Chankin’s Fine Artists Studio that will run the entire month of June.

The works of art on display will include pieces in oil, pastel, acrylic and water color. A free, informal reception with light refreshments is planned at the library on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1 – 3 p.m. .


County Library’s Shyamoli De to Receive ‘Celebrate Literacy Award’


VOORHEES, NJ – May 21, 2015 – The Camden County Library System is proud to announce Adult Education/Literacy Coordinator Shyamoli De is being awarded the 2015 “Celebrate Literacy Award” by the West Jersey Reading Council, an Honor Council Affiliate of the International Literacy Association.

The award recognizes individuals that have made significant contributions in the local or state community to promote literacy. In its award letter the WJRC noted De’s efforts and achievements as Director of the Literacy Volunteers of Camden County that operates in part out of the Voorhees branch library.

Camden County Library Announces 2015 Summer Reading Programs


VOORHEES, NJ – May 19, 2015 – The Camden County Library System joins libraries across the state in offering 2015 summer reading programs based on the themes “Every Hero Has a Story” for children and “Unmask” for teens and tweens.

Participants can register online or at their local branch and pick up a reading log to track all they read during the summer or everything read to the youngest children. Report the hours and titles read to one of the library’s eight branches to earn incentives and chances to win larger prizes at the local branch.

County System Offers Free, Temporary Library Cards to Haddonfield Residents


VOORHEES, NJ –May 7, 2015 –The Camden County Library System has been providing free, temporary library cards to Haddonfield residents as a courtesy while the borough’s library is closed for renovations.

With the card residents have access not only to the collections of books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks available at the library system’s eight branches but to numerous electronic, online and downloadable resources as well.

Bellmawr Library Stages Successful Community Playdate for Ages 1 – 3


NEWS RELEASE April 30, 2015
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

VOORHEES, NJ – April 30, 2015 -- 

Camden County Library Van Illustration Gets Statewide Recognition


VOORHEES, NJ – April 23, 2015 – They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that certainly is the case with the colorful illustration that adorns a Camden County Library delivery van that makes the rounds among the library system’s eight branches each day.

The New Jersey Library Association agreed the illustration is worthy of notice after the library had submitted photos of the van for the association’s 2015 Public Relations Award that was announced at its annual conference this week in Long Branch, NJ.

Each year the NJLA seeks out prime examples of PR work that are judged on the effectiveness of the message for a target audience, originality, creativity of design and aesthetic appeal.

Freeholder Ian Leonard Recognized as Library Champion by NJLA


VOOHREES, NJ – April 21, 2015 – The Camden County Library is pleased to announce Freeholder Ian K. Leonard is being honored as a Library Champion by the New Jersey Library Association at its statewide annual conference in Long Branch today, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin nominated Leonard for the 2015 award by which the NJLA recognizes “outstanding individuals who seek the partnership of their library for the purpose of bringing good to the community.”

In her letter of nomination, Devlin states, “Freeholder Leonard is passionate about literacy and helping those in need, and he wants to make a difference in the city where he lives, Camden, NJ.  During the past year, he was instrumental in the implementation of free reading classes for adults at the Nilsa Cruz-Perez branch library in Camden.  He was also the driving force behind the construction of this branch, which was opened on the Rutgers-Camden campus in 2012.”

Gloucester Twp. Branch Library to Hold Three-Day Book Sale in April


VOORHEES, NJ – April 17, 2015 -- The Gloucester Twp. Branch Library in Blackwood will hold its Annual Spring Book Sale from Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25.

The sale offers items for all ages with bargains on books, VHS tapes, audio tapes and music CDs. Located at 15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ, the library will run the sale during the following dates and hours:



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