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Voorhees Library to Stage 2nd Big Play Date of the Year

NEWS RELEASE September 24, 2014

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org
 

Designed for 1 – 3 year-olds, parents and caregivers

Kids enjoy playing with empty boxes at a play station set up during the Voorhees library’s Big Play Date, March 29, 2014 (Camden County Library Photo/Mark Amorosi).

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 23, 2014 -- Over 200 children, parents and caregivers enjoyed a Big Play Date at the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System in March. The library will stage its second play date Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages one to three.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to see how everyday, simple and inexpensive items found in most households can be used to play with their children in meaningful ways. Studies have shown how regular play between children and parents can enhance a child’s cognitive and emotional development over the long term.

Library staff will have several stations set up on the first floor of the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library in Voorhees that will allow parents and caregivers to play with their children using different materials at the Big Play Date.

ShopRite of Lawnside will provide healthy snacks for kids at the event and will be sending a registered dietician, Jessica Molinaro, to offer advice for parents on how to make sure their children are eating healthy, nutritious foods.

“Our event in March was so successful; we knew we wanted to do it again in the fall. It’s a great way to spend a morning with your child engaged in meaningful play with simple, inexpensive items found around the house,” says Emily Moore as head of Children’s Services at the Voorhees Library.

Those attending the program can circulate and visit the stations in any order with no strict schedule between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library in Voorhees. A story time is scheduled for 11 a.m.

The event is free and open to any parents and caregivers in the area, but registration is required. Call the branch at 856-772-1636 or visit online at SignUp at www.camdencountylibrary.org/events

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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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