Swedesboro Library Happenings

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Cookie Decorating – Thursday, May 3 – 6:30 p.m. Learn how to expertly decorate cookies using royal icing. Space is limited. Be sure to register!

Yoga Class – Fridays, May 4 & 18 – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Yoga for everyone. Learn basic yoga positions, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Please bring your own mat or towel and water to drink. Participants must register as space is limited.

Chocolate:  Is it the New Health Food? – Wednesday, May 9 – 6:30 p.m. This program is presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension/FCHS to promote healthy foods for families. Please register at www.gcls.org.

Make a Ceramic Plate – Wednesday, May 16 – 6:30 p.m. This program is presented by the Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio. Space is limited. Participants must be registered.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, May 22 – 7 p.m. The book club meets the last Tuesday of each month. May’s selection is Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. 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.


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, May 14 – 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/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, May 17 – 6:30 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

Teen Book Club – The teen book club is Monday, May 21 – 4 p.m. Our book club meets the third Monday of each month unless otherwise specified. The teens will be discussing The Diviners by Libba Bray and together we will begin Auggie & Me:  Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio. Teens also have the opportunity to share books they have read and enjoyed with others in the group.

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.


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, May 7 & 21 – 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. 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, May 8, 15, & 22) 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. May’s dates are May 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 Thursdays, May 3 & 17 – 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, May 10 & 24. Registration is required as space is limited.

Be sure to register for all programs at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.


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