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

Camden County Library System Hosts Tall Tales with Kyle J


VOORHEES, NJ  - April 9, 2015 – Kyle Jakubowski, resident storyteller at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, will bring his engaging style to spin yarns for children at each of the Camden County Library’s eight branches during National Library Week, April 12 – 18, 2015.

Jakubowksi is known for working without a book and script yet engaging an audience’s imagination and participation to the delight of children at his story times. Five programs will be based on the theme of “Fractured Fairy Tales” at the following branches, dates and times.

Check Out Over 800 New Titles at Camden County Library System


VOORHEES, NJ – March 27, 2015 – The public can find hundreds of new titles that have been added to the Camden County Library System’ s collections by going to CamCat, the library’s  online catalog, on its home  page at

Visitors to the home page should click on the Catalog/Account link at the top, and they’ll find  Recently Added Titles are among the choices.

Discover Unlimited Possibilities at the Camden County Library System


VOORHEES, NJ – March 24, 2015 -- The Camden County Library System joins the American Library Association and libraries all across the country in observing National Library Week, April 12 – 18, 2015 to recognize the unlimited possibilities available at local libraries.

The Camden County Library offers possibilities that range from the practical to the entertaining. In October CCLS launched Career Online High School offering 35 adults in member communities the chance to earn a high school diploma and gain a career certificate.  The Nilsa Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch in Camden offers free, family-friendly reading classes for adults designed to encourage literacy skills among the entire family.


Voorhees Library to host Nurturing Workshop for Long-term Caregivers


VOORHEES, NJ – March 11, 2015 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System will host a workshop for caregivers that explores how keeping a diary can be used to help cope with the responsibilities and pressures of caregiving, Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Local author and poet Therese Halscheid plans to show how written thoughts can be transformative for caregivers based on her own long experience. Her father had brain damage for thirty years during which time she discovered the value of writing as a way of coping.

South County Library Hosts “Annie Oakley: ‘Aim for a High Mark’”


VOORHEES, NJ – March 9, 2015, –The Camden County Library System will host a live performance of  “Annie Oakley: ‘Aim for a High Mark’ ” at its South County Branch presented by the American Historical Theatre, Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

The performance will reveal the real woman behind the legend. Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was probably the most famous woman of her day, an international celebrity by today’s standards. The diminutive sharpshooter and exhibition shooter competed in a sport and in a world dominated by men. As a child she learned to shoot from practical necessity, hunting to feed her parents and siblings. Growing up poor, overcoming a difficult and even abusive childhood, she just did what she needed to do to survive and to keep her family going.

Camden County Library Graduates First NJ Students through Career Online High School


~~VOORHEES, NJ -  Feb. 26, 2015 – The Camden County Library System is proud to announce that two students enrolled in its Career Online High School have graduated early in the program that allows applicants a year and half to complete their coursework after they are accepted. They are the first students in all of New Jersey to graduate from the program.

Kirsten Hoy of Clementon completed her program in January while Angel Rodriguez of Camden learned he would be getting his diploma and career certification a few weeks ago.

Camden County was selected by the New Jersey State Library as the only South Jersey library to offer COHS in partnership with Cengage Learning. Launched in October 2014 the program gives adults who never completed high school the chance earn their diploma and get a career certification at the same time. COHS is made possible by a grant awarded to the New Jersey State Library from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Free Museum Passes through Camden County Library Prove Popular


Tickets to 11 area museums and other attractions available to cardholders

NEWS RELEASE February 11, 2015
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323

Civil Rights Pioneer CJ Walker to be Portrayed at South County Library


VOOREES, NJ – January 28, 2015 – The South County Branch of the Camden County Library System will host a live performance, Madame CJ Walker: “Self Made Woman”, presented by the American Historical Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Walker was a 19th Century entrepreneur and an early civil rights advocate. She revolutionized the hair care and cosmetics industry, becoming America’s first, female, self-made millionaire. As a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she was instrumental in its efforts to make lynching a federal crime. Walker was recognized by the National Association of Colored Women for her contributions to save the home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. She donated regularly to the NAACP, the YMCA and to black schools, organizations, individuals, orphanages and retirement homes.


Camden County Library Adds 3 Popular Titles to Digital Magazine Collection


VOORHEES, NJ – January 22, 2015 – The Camden County Library recently added three popular digital magazines to its collection that library members can download and read for free on their computers, smart phones, tablets or e-readers with Internet connectivity.

Library card holders can now get access to The New Yorker, The Economist, HGTV magazine and over eighty other titles from the library’s website at through its subscription to Zinio.

Local Artists Exhibit Work at Haddon Twp. Library through January


VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 23, 2014 – 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 from Monday, Jan. 5 to Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

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, Jan.10, 1 – 3 p.m., with a snow date of Saturday, Jan. 24 as necessary.



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