Swedesboro Library Happenings

Register for your favorite programs!


Wine Bottle Snowmen – Thursday, Dec. 7 – 6:30 p.m. Using wine bottles, patrons will create unique snowmen. Space is limited, please register at www.gcls.org.

Christmas Cookie Exchange – Wednesday, Dec. 137 p.m. Each participant will need to bake 6 dozen cookies. To register, you must call the library and indicate what kind of cookie you want to make to be sure we have a variety of cookies. Please type of your recipe so everyone can have a copy. Activities and refreshments will be provided.  Call 856-467-0111 to register.

Family Harp & Acoustic Guitar Concert – Thursday, Dec. 216:30 p.m. Join us for festive holiday music with the talented Richmond Carlton, on harp, and his brother, Justin, on guitar. Space is limited. Please register.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Dec. 19 – 7 p.m. The book club meets the last Tuesday of each month. December’s selection will be Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline.

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.

Teen Book Club – The Teen/Tween book club will be on Thursday, Dec. 14 – 4 p.m. Our book club meets the second Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Dec. 28 – 6:30 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

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.


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, Dec. 4 & 18 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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! December 18 will be our special FURever as Friends – Celebrate Christmas! Registration is not required. Parents need to sign a permission slip for their children to enjoy reading and petting our therapy friends.

Holiday Stories, Songs, and Craft – Monday, Dec. 11 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for a fun time of singing traditional Christmas songs, making a craft, and enjoying refreshments.

Make Christmas Ornaments – Thursday, Dec. 14 – 6:30 p.m. The Mullica Art Center will be presenting this program.

Family Bingo – Wednesday, Dec. 27 – 2 p.m. – Enjoy fun games of traditional Bingo, 4 Squares, “T”, etc. and win prizes. Fun for the whole family. Participants must be registered.

New Year’s Eve Party – Friday, Dec. 29 – 11 a.m. Ring in the new year at the GCLS Swedesboro Library. We’ll have fun activities and delicious refreshments and a great count-down to the New Year! Participants must be registered for this event.

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, Dec. 5, 12, and 19) 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. December’s dates are Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 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, Dec. 7 & 21– 10:30 a.m. 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 date is Thursday, Dec. 14. 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 Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas.


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