The Camden County Library System is joining the American Library Association and libraries all across the country in observing National Library Week, April 12–18, to recognize the unlimited possibilities available at local libraries.
Camden County Libraries offer possibilities that range from the practical to the entertaining. In October CCLS launched Career Online High School offering 35 adults in member communities the chance to earn a high school diploma and gain a career certificate.
This past summer CCLS started a Museum Pass program that offers free admission for library card holders to 11 local and regional attractions on a family-by-family basis. Library members can get passes to everything from The Guggenheim to the Woodford Wildlife Refuge.
During the winter the library observed December as Maker Month to help anyone explore new interests and develop new talents when it offered a variety of workshops and programs with everything from a Canvas Paint Night to a Robodyssey program for the more technically inclined.
The Maker Movement first came to the Voorhees and South County branches two years ago and has since expanded to all eight branches.
The library is also planning some special events during the week. Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts resident storyteller Kyle Jakubowski will visit each of the Camden County Library’s eight branches to share his Tall Tales in an engaging interactive format between April 12 -18, coming to Voorhees on April 12 at 2 p.m.
Registration for any program is available on the web at www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or by calling the local branch.
During the week, Tuesday, April 14, has been designated National Library Worker’s Day by the ALA. Library System Director Linda Devlin stresses that the efforts of the library’s staff deserve to be recognized.
“It is this work that makes your local library a place of unlimited possibilities for you and your neighbors,” Devlin said.
“She urges residents to visit their library, get a library card and discover the possibilities.