Register for your favorite programs!


           Make a Book Angel – Tuesday, October 3 – 6:30 pm.  Join us for this cool recycling craft.  We will use old books to create beautiful angels.  Participants must register by calling 856-467-0111.

Make a Cork Wreath – Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – 6:30 pm.  This recycling craft requires two days to make.  Create your own unique wreath made from corks.  Go to www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111 to register.

            Adult Book Club – Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm.  The book club usually meets the last Tuesday of each month; however, the last Tuesday of October is Halloween, so we will be meeting on the 4th Tuesday.  October’s selection will be A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Please register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.  Stop in and pick up a brochure for more information.


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.

Writers’ Club – Monday, October 9 – 7:00 pm – For ages 13 and up.  Do you love writing?  Join us on the second Mondays of each month.  This time will be devoted to writing!  You can work on your own writing or pull ideas from our binder.  Your writings may be published in our Teen Express Literary Magazine or Midnight Voices.

Teen Book Club – The Teen/Tween book club will be on Thursday, October 12 – 4:00 pm.  Our book club meets the second Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, October 19 – 6:30 pm.  Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games.  Bring a friend and have a great time!

Anime Club – Monday, October 23 – 5:00 pm.  Anime meets on the fourth Mondays at 5:00 pm.  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.


Young Rembrandt Drawing Class – Thursday, October 5 – 7:00 pm.  Best suited for grades 1st through 6th.  Come discover how you can learn to draw.  Join us for a lesson.  In this class students will learn how to draw their own elephant cartoon character.  Students must be registered to participate.  Call 856-467-0111 or visit www.gcls.org.

Mother Goose – Tuesday, October 24 – 10:30 am – Bethesda Social Hall.  You don’t want to miss Mother Goose – she’s entertaining, funny, captivating, and her program is interactive.  She’ll keep your little ones spellbound!  Please register at www.gcls.org.

Literacy Buddies – Does your child need help with homework, reading or learning English – call us at 856-467-0111 and we will try to match your child with a teen one hour a week, Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays at 4:00.

FURever as Friends – Mondays, October 2 & 23 – 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  October 23rd will be our Howloween Celebration.  Feel free to come in costume!  Visit with our therapy animals, read to them, share a picture book, brush them, and/or give them a treat.  Some of our animals even do tricks!  Registration is not required.  Parents need to sign a permission slip for their children to enjoy reading and petting our therapy friends.

Halloween Blast! – Thursday, October 26 – 6:30 pm.  Celebrate Halloween with Tony Baloney!  Come in costume, enjoy a craft, fun, games, and snack!  Tony will keep you laughing, dancing, and having a good time!

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 am (Tuesdays, October 3, 10, & 17) Story Time is best suited for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age.  Registration required.  There will be no story time on Halloween.

Wednesday Story Time and Dance – Join the fun Wednesday morning story times.  Wednesday morning story time meets at 10:30 am. October dates are October 4, 11, 18, & 25 – 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 Thursdays, October 5 & 19 – 10:30 am.  Space is limited,    registration is 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, October 12 & 26 – 10:30 am.  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!

The library will be closed on Friday, October 6, 2017 for Staff Development Day.

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