The Camden County Library System will once again participate in the New Jersey State Library’s effort to support the Pennies for Peace campaign, which raises money to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan — one penny at a time.
From Feb. 1 to March 31, each of the library system’s six branches will participate by making collection containers available for customers to donate as many pennies as they wish during the two-month campaign. The CCLS has branches located in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, South County in Winslow Township and Voorhees. Directions to any branch are available on the Web at www.camdencountylibrary.org
With each penny bearing the likeness of America’s 16th President, the NJSL encourages all libraries to participate as a way to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, who “firmly believed in education, equality, opportunity and peace” according to the State Library.
All the money collected by CCLS will be sent to the State Library, which in turn will gather donations from libraries across the state and will forward the money to the Pennies for Peace campaign. Last year, CCLS raised $529 in penny donations and was recognized by the State Library as one of the most successful efforts in the campaign by libraries.