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Two Camden County Libraries Giving Free Books to Kids in Camden

Over 1,000 Books provided by First Book, 6abc/WPVI and NJ Library Association


NEWS RELEASE September 25, 2013

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

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 25, 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 during the following program events scheduled for the Ferry Avenue and Rutgers Downtown Branch libraries.

Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch, 852 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104

Homework Club, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m.

Mini-Pumpkin Decorating, Wednesday, Oct 9, 3:30 p.m.

Raptors and Reptiles, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m.

Halloween Parade, Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.


Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 N. 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102

Haunted Halloween Party, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 – 5 p.m.


The books are being provided by First Book, a national organization, in collaboration with  6abc in Philadelphia, which asked members  of local literacy groups to “friend” them on Facebook as part of a social media campaign that began in the winter.

Members of the New Jersey Library Association posted the second highest number of likes on 6abc’s page winning over 1,000 free books from First Book for children and teens. The NJLA subsequently asked the Camden County Library System to give out the books directly to children and teens at its two Camden City branches.

Camden County  Library System Director Linda Devlin said, “I want to publicly thank First Book, 6abc and the New Jersey Library Association for thinking of us. The books are greatly needed and will be much appreciated by those we serve in the City of Camden.”

Directions to the libraries are on the Web at .


Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

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