Swedesboro Library Happenings

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Don’t forget to fill out weekly summer reading forms for books read to be eligible for drawings for weekly prize.

Harp Concert – Wednesday, Aug. 9 – 7 p.m. Don’t miss the beautiful harp-playing by Richmond Carlton. If you haven’t heard him before, you’re in for a treat!  Space is limited. Please register.

Decorate your own special Keepsake box – Wednesday, Aug. 23 6:30 p.m. Use fabric, stencils, or paint! Please register as space is limited.


Be sure to keep reading and handing in your reading logs!!!  Check our online calendar for all our fun summer events, additions, and changes.

Teen/Tween Book Club Blog – No time for a book club, but you love to read? Share your love of books in our new teen/tween book club blog! Write a short review on books you love or hate and find a new book to enjoy! Stop in to fill out a permission slip then start sharing your reviews! The slips will provide blog information.

Teen/Tween End-of-Summer Reading Party – Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 4 p.m. – Make your own Sundaes and celebrate the end of summer reading! Must be registered.

Service Opportunity – Make a fleece blanket for a child at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) –   Tuesday, Aug. 22 – 2 p.m. Space is limited. Participants must be registered. Learn how to make a fleece blanket and get a chance to do something for others. Please register.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Aug. 24 – 6:30 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

Anime Club – Monday, Aug. 28 – 4:30 p.m. Anime meets on the fourth Mondays at 5 p.m. Feel free to come dressed in costume. You can also bring Pokemon cards or Yu Gi Oh cards to play, watch an Anime movie/show and/or draw Manga characters.

Teen Advisory Board – We welcome teens to join our Teen Advisory Board. Be a Literacy Buddy and work with children, learn library skills, or help plan teen activities. Do you enjoy writing? Learn to write reviews and create a quarterly teen newsletter. Call 467-0111 for information on how you can volunteer or become an active member.

Literacy Buddies – Looking for teens interested in being a literacy buddy. Teens will work one-on-one with a child who needs help learning English, learning to read, or needs help with homework.  Commitment is one hour a week. This program will resume in the fall. Call 856-467-0111 if you are interested.


Be sure to keep reading and handing in your reading logs!!! Check our online calendar for all our fun summer events, additions, and changes.

Juggling Hoffmans and End-of-Summer-Reading Party – Thursday, Aug. 3 – 2 p.m. – Bethesda Social Hall. Don’t miss this awesome duo as they entertain with their juggling tricks and antics. Enjoy great refreshments, too, as we celebrate the end of summer reading!

Remember – the last day to hand in Summer Reading logs is Saturday, Aug. 5! The library closes at 2 p.m.  

Family Movie Night – Monday, Aug. 14 – 6:30 p.m. Rock Dog will be our featured movie – rated PG. Feel free to bring a snack and definitely bring a friend. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

Family Bingo – Monday, Aug. 28 – 6:30 p.m. – Don’t miss the fun of bingo. Great prizes will go to our winners! Please register.

Maker-Space Fun – Tuesday, Aug. 29 – 2 p.m. Join us for a variety of maker-space activities – magnets, beading, button-making, crafting, and snap circuits!

Family Movie Night – Thursday, Aug. 31 – 6:30 p.m. Another chance to sit back and relax with family and friends. Our featured movie is Sing – rated PG. Feel free to bring a snack and definitely bring a friend. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

Toddlers & Babies:

Tuesday Story Time – Story Time is a fun time!  Hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft!  We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22, & 29). Story Time is best suited for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age. Registration required.

Wednesday Story Time and Dance – Join the fun Wednesday morning story times.  Wednesday morning story time meets at 10:30 a.m. August’s dates are Aug. 9, 16, 23, & 30 – Library meeting room.  Registration required.

Baby Music Time – “Sing, Dance, and Play” – Bring your baby to a fun time of music – familiar songs, activities and fingerplays.  Baby Time will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 – 10:30 a.m. (Please note this month is not the usual 1st and 3rd Monday.)  Registration required.

Toddler Music Time – “Sing, Dance, and Play” – Your toddler will enjoy a fun time marching, playing instruments, learning fingerplays, and singing familiar songs.  This month’s dates are Thursdays, Aug. 10 & 24 – 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited.

Please register for all programs by calling 467-0111 or you can register online at www.gcls.org.

Please register for all programs – space is limited!


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