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Camden County Library System Has a Lot to Offer Kids


Start with a summer reading program that’s as diverse as its theme. 


VOORHEES, N.J. – June 23, 2011 –   ‘One World, Many Stories’ is the theme for the 2011 kids summer reading program and the series of program events planned for the summer reflects this diverse theme. Meanwhile the teen and ‘tween theme this year is ‘You Are Here’ that invites readers to explore both their inner world and the world around them.


The summer reading program offers special incentives to get into reading. By registering and keeping a log of their reading activity, participants can earn chances to win prizes through drawings at the different branches throughout the summer.


Readers can register online for the summer reading program on the library system’s website at or by visiting their local branch for in-person registration.


The following events are scheduled at our different branches for the summer reading program which runs from June 27 through Aug. 6


One World, Many Songs …


Join local singer/songwriter Sara O'Brien for children's music and songs for all ages.


Merchantville: Wednesday, June 8, 3:30 p.m.

Gloucester: Wednesday, July 6, 11 a.m.

Bellmawr: Wednesday, July 6, 2 p.m.

Ferry Ave.: Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m.

Voorhees: Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m.

South County: Monday, July 11, 11 a.m.


Mr. Malcolm Presents …


Veteran performer and storyteller Mr. Malcolm takes children on a journey around the world through stories.

Gloucester: Tuesday, July 12, 10:15 a.m., Ages 3-5

Ferry Ave.: Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m., All ages

South County: Thursday, June 30, 11 a.m., All ages


And for teens we offer Mr. Malcolm Presents Improv and Icebreakers to learn the art of acting without a script.


Voorhees: Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., - Grades 5 -12


Around the World with Crafts …


Camden County Environmentalist, Maggi Liebe, will help kids to create crafts from around the world.


Petroglyphs - Create a unique drawing that looks like it came off an African cave wall. 


Bellmawr, Tuesday, June 28, 2 p.m., Grades 1-5

Merchantville, Wednesday, July 20, 2:30 p.m., Grades Pre-K - 5

South County, Tuesday, July 19, 2 p.m., Grades K-2,

  Tuesday, July 19, 3:30 p.m., Grades 3-5

Maneki Neko - Make a Japanese beckoning cat for good luck.


Ferry Ave., Thursday, June 30, 11 a.m., Grades K-5

Gloucester, Thursday, June 30, 4 p.m., Grades 1-3


Didgeridoo - Make an instrument made and played by the Australian Aborigines.


Vogelson, Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m., Grades K-5


Teen and ‘tween reading programs vary by branch and be found online by visiting events and selecting a specific branch.




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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