Register for your favorite programs!
Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to sew, knit or crochet or get help with your own project. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Herb Garden Signs – Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Make unique signs for your herb garden using paint sticks. Space is limited, so be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, & 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m. The classes are for High School Equivalency preparation and testing. Classes will also be available at other GCLS library branch locations on different dates and times. Please check our online calendar for details.
Job Readiness Program:
50 Top Interview Questions & Applications – Wednesday, May 8, 4-5:30 p.m. Meet with an expert and learn the 50 most asked interview questions and receive guidance on the best way to answer. Also receive assistance filling out a job application.
Dress for Success & Interview Etiquette – Wednesday, May 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Learn from an expert what to wear on a job interview. Also receive interview etiquette tips and suggestions.
Interview Practice – Wednesday, May 22, 4-5:30 p.m. Practice interview questions with an expert in the field. A great way to be prepared for your next interview.
Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, May 3 & 17, 10:30 a.m. Learn basic yoga positions, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Please bring your own mat or towel and a water to drink.Space is limited, be sure to register.
Herb Container Garden – Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. Gloucester County Gardeners will show you how to choose and plant an herbal garden for your home. Space is limited so be sure to register.
Adult Book Club – Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club! May’s selection will be The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.
Free Comic Book Day – Saturday, May 4, Anytime between 10 and 2. Stop in and choose a free comic to take home. Quantities are limited so be sure to come early!
Tween Book Club – Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. May’s selection will be How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org
Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, May 13, 7 p.m. 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.
Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, May 16, 6:30-8 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. Teen Board members will learn library skills, help plan teen activities, contribute to our quarterly teen newsletter and/or work with children by becoming a Literacy Buddy. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.
Literacy Buddies – We are looking for teens interested in becoming a Literacy Buddy. Teens can work one-on-one with a child who needs help with reading, math, homework, or learning English. Commitment is one hour a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 856-467-0111 for more information or stop in and fill out a volunteer form.
FURever as Friends – Monday, May 6 & 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Visit with our therapy animals, read to them, share a picture book, brush their coat, and/or give them a treat. Some of our animals even do tricks! Registration is not required. Permission slips to visit our animals are available at the front desk. All ages welcome.
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 will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Let us know which day is best for you.
Toddlers & Babies:
Saturday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. Join our once-a-month Saturday storytime. Listen to stories and do a fun craft. Storytime is best suited for ages 2½ to 5. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.
Tuesday Storytime (Laugh n’ Learn) – Storytime is a fun time. Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. May’s storytime dates are May 7, 14, 21, & 28. Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5. Registration is required.
Wednesday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Join in the fun Wednesday morning for stories, dancing and crafts. Wednesday storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Dates for May are May 8, 15, 22, & 29 – Library meeting room. Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5. 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 is held on Thursday, May 16, 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 9 & 23. Registration is required as space is limited.
Baby Fun Time – Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. Join us once-a-month on a Saturday for Baby Fun Time. Your child will engage in fingerplays and songs, board books, and fun activities geared for ages infant to 2-1/2 years of age. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.
All GCLS libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Be sure to register for all programs at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.