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Kids Can Read in the New Year at Camden County Library

Seven branches offer special programs just for kids and families

Kids gather at the Gloucester Twp. branch library to celebrate last New Years with special activities and snacks, Dec. 31, 2013. Similar Read in the New Year programs are planned at seven branches of the Camden County Library System this month.

The Camden County Library System continues its tradition of offering Read-in-the-New-Year programs at seven of its branches in December. Kids can celebrate the new year on their schedule with programs that include a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun.

Events are planned at the following branches, dates and times. Registration is available online or by calling the individual branch.

Merchantville: Wednesday, December 17, 3:30 p.m.
130 S. Centre St., Merchantville, NJ 08109, (856) 665-3128  Directions
Register for this event.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: Saturday, December 27, 11 a.m.
300 North 4th Street, Camden, NJ 08102 (intersection of 5th and Penn Sts.),  (856) 225-6807  Directions
Register for this event

William G. Rohrer Memorial Branch, Haddon Township: Wednesday, December 31, 11 a.m.
15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont, NJ 08043, (856) 854-2752  Directions
Register for this event.

South County Branch Library: Tuesday, December 31, 11 a.m.
35 Coopers Folly Rd., Winslow Twp., NJ 08004, (856)-753-2537  Directions
Register for this event.

Gloucester Township: Tuesday, December 31, 11:15 a.m.
15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012, (856) 228-0022   Directions
Register for this event.

Bellmawr: Tuesday, December 31, 11:30 a.m.
35 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031, (856) 931-1400   Directions
Register for this event.

Riletta L. Cream - Ferry Avenue Branch: Tuesday, December 31, 11:30 a.m.
852 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104, (856) 342-9789   Directions
No registration necessary.

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WHYY I like this book

Applications are now open for WHYY I Like This Book!  What books inspire you? Let WHYY know and you could be on TV!  Find applications online broken down by grade level (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, and 9th-12th Grade.  You can also watch the 2013 finalists talk about their favorite books to get some GREAT recommendations.


Garden State Teen Book Awards

It's that time of year again - voting for the 2015 Garden State Teen Book Awards (GSTBA) has begun!  Vote online or in person at the Vogelson Branch.

Across the state of New Jersey, Middle and High School students will be voting for their favorite titles found on this years Fiction and Non-Fiction GSTBA ballots. Be a part of something big and cast your vote today! See a good book listed you haven't yet enjoyed? Check out our library catalog  to get a hold of a copy. Voting ends on December 31.  Happy Reading!

Tis the Season for Lists

Along with the cold weather, the end of the year always brings "Best of" lists. You may not agree with all the choices, but it's a nice place to start your holiday shopping and to check out what you missed out reading this year.

The popular BookPage magazine has compiled their Best Books of 2014.

For more options than time to read, try the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014.

Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2014 gives a different perspective.


Library Closed on Monday, September 3

The Camden County Library System will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.

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