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

Camden County Library Offers Summer Reading for Kids and Teens in 2016

~~NEWS RELEASE June 27, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Participants can track reading to earn incentives and enter raffle to win a gift card

VOORHEES, NJ  June 23, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is pleased to announce its 2016 summer reading program. This summer’s programs will follow a sports theme with “Get Ready, Set … Read” for children and “Get in the Game - Read” for teens and tweens.

Participants are welcome to register for the programs at any of the library’s eight local branches. Once enrolled, younger readers will get an activity sheet to compete for prizes and a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card based on time spent reading and titles read. Teens can compete too by completing activity cards for reading incentives and a chance to win their own gift card.

Many of the library’s branches will be hosting summer reading kickoff events and special programs to get readers into the spirit of the program this summer, staring Monday, June 27.

 

Camden County Library Offers Coding Camp for Kids at Three Branches

NEWS RELEASE June 13, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Ages 11 – 16 can learn basic programming skills using Scratch from MIT

VOORHEES, NJ – June 13, 2016 – Tweens and teens, ages 11 – 16, are invited to sign up for and attend a week-long Coding Camp at three possible branch locations of the Camden County Library System this summer.

Participants will have the chance learn basic programming skills using Scratch developed by MIT. Work will involve programming games, animations and more that can be shared online.

Those registered for the camp will need to attend all sessions as each class builds on the previous one at the following locations and times.

Haddon Township: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2 – 4 p.m. (register)

Voorhees: Monday, July 25 – Friday July 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (register)

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: Monday, Aug. 1 – Friday, Aug. 5, 2 – 4 p.m. (register)

 

Individual Coding Classes and Club

 

 

 

County Library’s Cruz-Perez Branch Honored by Rutgers-Camden

NEWS RELEASE June 7, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Recognized for civic engagement and commitment to serving residents of Camden

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Library Branch Manager Julie Tozer accepts a civic engagement award from Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, May 5, 2016 (Rutgers-Camden University photo)

VOORHEES, NJ – June 7, 2016 – The Camden County Library System recently received a Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement for its work in serving the needs of Camden residents through a variety of ongoing programs.

Housed on the Rutgers-Camden campus, the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch Library regularly engages the community through weekly adult literacy classes, by empowering job seekers, by offering access to social services and providing weekly programs for all ages in the community.

 

Voorhees Library to Hold Semi-annual Book Sale, June 10 & 11

NEWS RELEASE June 3, 2016

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

 

VOORHEES, NJ -  June 3, 2016 -- The Camden County Library System will stage one of the largest used-book sales in South Jersey on Friday, June 10, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at its regional branch library in Voorhees.

The branch plans to offer 25 to 50 thousand books, CDs, DVDs, videos, books-on-tape and more for sale at drastically reduced prices. About ninety percent of the items are donated by customers, collectors and estates, with used library materials making up only about ten percent of the stock at the Spring Book Sale.

 

Camden County Library Hosts 4th Annual Summer Music Series

NEWS RELEASE June 2, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org
 

VOORHEES, NJ –June 2, 2016 – The Camden County Library System proudly announces the 2016 lineup for its fourth annual Summer Music Series. This year’s rendition includes jazz, classical and pop with a focus on Elvis.

Camden County College Jazz Ensemble

A selection of jazz favorites and standards will be performed by the student musicians of Camden County College at the following branch locations. Recommended for music lovers and students interested in the music program at Camden County College.

Voorhees: Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m.
Ferry Ave.: Saturday, July 30, 1 p.m.
Bellmawr: Monday, August 29, 7 p.m.

 

Haddon Twp. Library to Host Exhibit of Local Artists through June

NEWS RELEASE May 26, 2016

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

Public invited to free, opening reception, Sat. June 4, 1 -3 p.m.

VOORHEES, NJ –May 26, 2016 – 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 over 75 pieces in oil, pastel, acrylic and water color. A free reception with light refreshments is planned at the library on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and meet the artists.

 

NJ Library Association Celebrates Work of Bellmawr Branch Librarian

NEWS RELEASE May 20, 2016

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

Young Adult Services Librarian Barbra Ayes holds an award she received at the New Jersey Library Association’s Annual Conference in Atlantic City, Tuesday May 17, 2016, for her community outreach work at the local high schools in the Bellmawr area.

Camden County Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day at 3 Branches

NEWS RELEASE April 25, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org  http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

VOORHEES, NJ – April 25, 2016 – Three branch libraries of the Camden County Library System will observe Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 7 with books available while supplies last at the following locations:

William G. Rohrer Memorial Library – Haddon Twp., 15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont, NJ 08108 - The branch plans to offer goodies and prizes in addition to the comic books.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch (on Rutgers Campus), 301 N. 5th St., Camden, NJ 08102

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library, 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043

Camden County Library Offering Workshop on Crowdfunding

NEWS RELEASE April 18, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Local author/artist will explain his success using Kickstarter

VOORHEES, NJ – April 18, 2016 – Learn how to harness the power of the Internet to help fund a project. The Camden County Library System is offering a workshop on Crowdfunding to learn about what it is and how it works at two branch locations.

Crowdfunding 101:

            Voorhees: Friday, April 29, 7 - 8 p.m.
            Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch: Saturday, May 28,10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Camden County Library Offers ‘Robodyssey’ Classes at Four Branches

NEWS RELEASE March 23, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org  http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

For students in grades four and up interested in science and technology

VOORHEES, NJ – March 22, 2016 – Tweens and teens can learn how to talk to a robot and make it work  at special Robodyssey programs being hosted by four branches of the Camden County Library System in April and May.

In a class-type setting, students will work in teams to learn the language and programs necessary to get the robots moving. By the end of the class participants should be able to join in some friendly robot competition at the following branch locations:

 

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