Register for your favorite programs!
Spring Harp Concert – Thursday, April 12 – 7 p.m. Don’t miss Richmond Carlton playing a variety of lively and beautiful tunes that will entertain and inspire. Registration required.
Make a felt flower fairy – Wednesday, April 18 – 6:30 p.m. Try your hand at this unique craft called “felting” that uses sheep’s wool to create animals, fairies, pictures, and more. This class will focus on making fairies. Participants must register as space is limited.
Adult Book Club – Tuesday, April 24 – 7 p.m. The book club meets the last Tuesday of each month. April’s selection is The Underground Railroad by C. Whitehead. Stop in and pick up a brochure for more information. Please register as space is limited. You can register for all events at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.
Make a Fleece Blanket – Monday, April 30 – 7 p.m. Learn how to make a fleece blanket and help others at the same time. The blankets will be given to children at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
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, April 9 – 7 p.m. – 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 book club is Monday, April 16 – 4 p.m. Our book club meets the third Monday of each month unless otherwise specified. The teens will be discussing Every Day by David Levithan and together we will begin The Diviners by Libba Bray. Teens also have the opportunity to share books they have read and enjoyed with others in the group.
Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, April 19 – 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, April 23 – 5 p.m. Anime meets on the fourth Mondays at 5 p.m. Feel free to come dressed in costume. You can also bring Pokémon 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 856-467-0111 for more information on how you can volunteer.
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.
The GCLS Swedesboro Library celebrated the New Jersey Makers Day – “Olde Time Arts” on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Children, 4th grade and up, had a great time learning some traditional crafts. Children were able to sign up for one craft from a variety of choices: There was rag rug weaving, felting, learning the spinning wheel, coil clay pots, decoupage greeting cards, woodworking, and mosaic turtles. Children will be continuing to take more classes so that each child will have at least one completed project.
This program was made possible by a New Jersey Makers Day grant. While funding was provided by the New Jersey State Library and the PSEG Foundation.
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 Volunteer. Literacy buddies takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4 -5 p.m. Let us know which day is best for you.
FURever as Friends – Mondays, April 2 & 16 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Our therapy teams have returned for February! 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.
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, April 10, 17, & 24) 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. April’s dates are April 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, April 5 & 19 – 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 dates are Thursdays, April 12 & 26. Registration is required as space is limited.
Please register for all programs by calling 856–467-0111 or register online at www.gcls.org.
Please register for all programs – space is limited!