Logan, Swedesboro, and Greenwich Library Events


Library phone number (856) 241-0202. All GCLS Libraries will be closed for Christmas, Dec.25. Hours of Operation Dec. 24 are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adult Programs- Please register for programs at 856-241-0202 or www.gcls.org (events).

Winter Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Caroling, Santa Claus, Photos, Adult Crafts, Children’s Crafts and Games, Hot Cocoa, Cookies and more! Thurs., Dec. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Logan Township Beautification Committee.

Holiday Concert: “Down Even” is a local band that plays a mix of blues, classic rock and originals. Thurs., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Thank you to “Down Even” for donating their performance. Light refreshments will be served.

FREE GED Preparation & Testing- Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please register.

FREE Resume & Interview Help! Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Conversational English – Tutors available. Please call (856) 241-0202 or email coldt@gcls.org.

Board Games & Card Games– Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.     

Socrates Café- Discussion group.  Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Writers Group– Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.                     

Knit & Crochet Club – Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

Scrapbooking Project – Make Holiday Cards. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Sewing Club – Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m.

Quilting Club – Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.

Crafters’ Corner – Wednesdays, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m. Bring a craft you’re working on or learn something new.

Snowman Hat Holiday Centerpiece– Thurs., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Please register.

Librarian by Appointment – 1-hour assistance available for reference, job search, resume, cover letters, technology, etc. Please call for an appointment.

Book Clubs– History Book Club:  On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides. Mon., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Bucket List Book Club: The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks. Tues., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Youth Programs-

Winter Holiday Festival – Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30–8 p.m. All ages. Santa will be visiting and available for pictures. Crafts, Games, Prizes, Cookie & Hot Chocolate and more! Sponsored by the Logan Township Beautification Committee.

Holiday Party Storytime – Monday, Dec. 23, 10:30–11:30 a.m. We will be sharing holiday stories, game, crafts and snacks will be provided. Ages 0–5. Advance registration appreciated.

Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include:  Holiday Cheer, Gingerbread Treats, Fun at the North Pole and New Year’s.

Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, Dec. 9 & 16, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0– 2.  

Toddler Time – Mondays, Dec. 9 & 16, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.

Storytime– Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.   

New Year’s Eve Countdown Storytime – Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Ages 0 – 5.

Movie Day – Friday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m. Prep and Landing 2: Naughty vs Nice, rated TV-G. All ages. Wear your PJs and bring a blanket for seating.

Music Time – Wednesdays, Dec. 11 & 18, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.

Make & Take Ornaments Family Craft – Saturday, Dec. 7. Supplies and instruction provided between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. All ages. Advance registration appreciated. 

Gingerbread House Decorating – Monday, Dec. 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Ages 6–12. Advance registration required; limited to 16.

Minecraft Club – Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Ages 6-12. Please bring your own device with an account already set up.

FURever as Friends – Practice and enhance your reading skills and fluency by reading aloud to our furry friends.  Tuesdays, Dec. 17*, 6:30-7:30pm. All ages. Permission slip required. *On the 17th we will have our annual Howl-a-day Party!

Homework Tutoring with Miss Gabby – Tuesdays, Dec. 10 & 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m. English and Reading help for 6th – 12th grade. Please call for appointment availability.

GCLS Chess Club – Tuesdays, Dec.10 & 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages; all skill levels. 

Guitar Club – Wednesdays, Dec. 11 & 18, 6-7 p.m. Free lessons provided by teen volunteer, Arjuna.  Please bring your own guitar.

Please contact Branch Manager, Carolyn Oldt, at (856)803-5094 or coldt@gcls.org  if you would like to be our Artist of the Month and display your artwork.


Register for your favorite programs!


FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, Dec. 10, 17, 24, and 31, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Dec. 11, and 18 from 1:30 to 3 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 and any changes to times and dates. 

Job Readiness Program:  

50 Top Interview Questions & Applications – Wednesday, Dec. 11 – 1:30 to 3 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. Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.

Dress for Success & Interview Etiquette – Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn from an expert what to wear on a job interview. Also receive interview etiquette tips and suggestions. Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.

Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, Dec. 6 & 20 – 10:30 a.m. Learn basic yoga positions, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Please bring your own mat or towel and water to drink.Space is limited, be sure to register.  

Holiday Harp Concert – Thursday, Dec. 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy beautiful holiday music performed by Richmond Carlton. Be sure to register as space is limited.

Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Wednesday, Dec. 11 7 p.m. Learn how to sew, knit or crochet or get help with your own project. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Dec. 17 – 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club! December’s selection will be Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.    

Make a Christmas Ornament – Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 6:30 p.m. Have fun creating your own wooden Christmas ornament. Space is limited so be sure to register at www.gcls.org.


Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. The Writer’s club will be on the second Mondays of each month. The 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 Book Club – Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. December’s selection will be Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Dec. 19 – 6:30-8 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

Anime Club – Monday, Dec. 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 Pokemon cards or Yu Gi Oh cards to play, watch an Anime movie/show and/or draw Manga characters. Register at www.gcls.org.

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.

Teen Advisory Board – We welcome teens to join our Teen Advisory Board.  Teen Board members will learn library skills, help plan teen activities, and/or work with children by becoming a Literacy Buddy. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.  


Holiday Craft and Songs – Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Ring in the holiday byjoining us for fun holiday songs, a craft, and a snack. Space is limited, so please register at www.gcls.org.

FURever as Friends –   Monday, Dec. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit with our therapy animals, read to them, share a picture book, brush their coat, and/or give them a treat. On the 16th, our animals will be celebrating FURever as Friends Christmas! You can come in your attire! Some of our animals even do tricks! Registration is not required. Permission slips to visit our animals are available at the front desk.

Family Movie Night – Monday, Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. Bring a friend and come enjoy Polar Express, rated G. Bring your own snack, but we will provide hot chocolate and marshmallows and popcorn. Call 856-467-0111 or go to www.gcls.org to register.

New Year’s Eve Celebration! – Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1:30 p.m. for ages 4-12.  Celebrate the beginning of a new year with dancing, crafts, snacks, games, and, of course, the infamous countdown!  Be sure to register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.

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 traditionally takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. Let us know which day is best for you.

Toddlers & Babies:

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. December’s storytime dates are Dec. 10, and 17. Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5. Registration is 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 Thursdays, Dec. 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 date is Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.  Registration is required as space is limited.

All GCLS Libraries will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve.

All GCLS Libraries will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25.

All GCLS Libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.

Be sure to register for all programs at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111. Always check our online calendar for additions, changes, or corrections.


11 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown, NJ 08027


Little Ones Storytime– Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (except for Christmas Eve)-   Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one. Ages 2-5. Please register.

Little Learners-Dec. 11, 4 p.m. – A S.T.E.A.M. based program for little minds. We’ll be creating light up ornaments. Ages 4-6. Please register.

New! Baby Storytime-Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and color with your little one. Ages 2 and under.

Saturday Storytime– Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5.

Kitchen Science– Dec. 16, 4 p.m. – A cooking program for growing minds. We will be decorating cookies. Ingredients include sugar, dairy, gluten. Ages 6-12. Please register.

Crazy Cool Creations– Dec. 18, 4 p.m. – A S.T.E.A.M based program for growing minds. We’ll be creating light up holiday cards. Ages 6-12.

Holiday Concert– Dec. 23, 7 p.m. – Listen to holiday songs by students of Old Towne Music.

New! Maker Monday-Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. – Explore Snap Circuits, build 3-D objects, learn how to code and more. Ages 6-12. We will meet in the Young Adult area.

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