Local Library Programs

All GCLS branch libraries are now open to the public but with limited access. Face masks are required. 

Go to www.gcls.org to find our virtual library online. Click the classes/events tab and choose online events calendar. Click an event to enjoy Storytime, S.T.E.M. tutorials, crafting videos, cooking demos, book chats and more. You can find everything on our new YouTube Channel and on our Library Facebook page, too. Check out our selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies & TV with Hoopla and Overdrive. 

Contactless Pickup is also still available.

Our GCLS libraries are now holding some outdoor and indoor programming with masks and social distancing required. Click on our online events calendar for more information.

ADULT PROGRAMMING:

Summer reading – You can still sign up!  Summer Reading begins June 26 and goes until Aug. 7. Go to our website to register! There’s something for everyone! Programs will include virtual, grab & Go craft, and both indoor and outdoor programming. Go to www.gcls.org and check our online events calendar.

ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING:

Writer’s Roundtable – Tuesdays, July 6 & 13 – 6:30-8:30 – The Writers Roundtable is a forum for writers of all levels and genres to meet and get feedback on their work and give feedback to others. The only expectation is having a willingness to share your work, not always easy, and taking the time to read and discuss the work of the others in the group. Please register for this program. Meetings are held at the Mullica Hill Library, meeting room A&B.

Camo Pants Rock Band – Patio Performance – Thursdays, July 15 – 7 p.m. The Logan Branch of GCLS is happy to welcome the Camo Pants Rock Band back this summer for a patio performance. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and register for this event. Thank you to the band for donating their performance.

ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Paper Lantern Craft – Virtual Presentation – Tuesday, July 6 – 2 p.m. Join KCSPP presenter in making this intricate paper lantern. All supplies must be picked up at the library before the program. Supplies will be first come first serve to the first 20 adults. Must plan on attending the virtual program to pick up craft.

Genealogy Club – online meetings – Tuesday, July 6 – 4 p.m. Meet with other genealogy enthusiasts and share your tips and tricks, to help build your family tree! Visit our website at  www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!

Best Sellers Book Club:  Wednesday, July 7 – 3 p.m. – This month’s title is The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Please call the library 856-803-5092 to reserve your copy.

A Funny Program About Funny Programs:  The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time – Monday, July 12 – 7 p.m. on Zoom. Join author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin as he ranks and discusses the best of the best in television comedy! Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and register.

History Book Club – Monday, July 12- 7 p.m. – Join us for our monthly virtual history book club. This month’s book selection is Sam Huston and the Alamo Avengers: the Texas Victory that Changed American History by Brian Kilmead. Copies will be available at Logan Library. Visit our website at  www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!

Small Business Administration Presentation – Tuesday, July 13 – 11 a.m. on Zoom. Please join Erika Pearson, US Small Business Administration, for this important business program. Get the latest up-to-date information for your business. Please register via Zoom. Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and register.

Seasonal Mocktails with the Thirsty Radish – Wednesday, July 14 – 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required for the online event.

What’s Cooking with Miss Carolyn – Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 – 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Join Carolyn for her picnic series! Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link! You can also find many “What’s Cooking” programs on the library’s YouTube page. Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

Socrates Café: Thursdays – 10:30 a.m. Join us for some lively conversations on Google Meet!

Readers Roundtable 

Weekly on Thursday afternoons:  Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 – 4 p.m.

Visit our website at  www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find these events and click on the link!

Know Your History with Mr. Ben – Tuesdays, July 6 & 20 – 3:30 p.m.  

Join GCLS’ historian, Mr. Ben, to learn about some fascinating local history. July 6 – Find out about Colonel Robert Brown, Patriot. July 20 will be about The Stratton Brothers in the Civil War. For all “Know Your History events”, go to www.gcls.org  and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many “Know Your History” events on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

Grab & Go Bags for adults once-a-month. Stop in to pick up a “Grab and Go Bag” – one per adult. Enjoy simple crafts you can do at home. Supplies are included. First come, first serve, while supplies last. We would love for you to snap a photo of your finished crafts and share with us on our Instagram page.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

Summer reading – You can still sign up.  Summer Reading begins June 26 and goes until Aug. 7. Go to our website to register. There’s something for everyone. Programs will include virtual, grab & Go crafts, and some indoor and outdoor programming. Go to www.gcls.org and check our online events calendar.

CHILDREN’S VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 

Live Virtual Storytime with Miss Terri – Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun and interactive event with stories and songs. Go to www.gcls.org, go to the classes/events tab, find this event and click to join!

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Kickoff Show Eyes of the Wild – Thursday July 1 – 6:30 p.m. – Logan Branch.  Eyes of the Wild is a rescue facility and will be bringing a variety of animals to teach us about. They will also discuss what they do, how they obtain their animals; protecting wildlife and the environment; doing your research before choosing a pet; habitats; communication skills; survival techniques; and the many unique behaviors that make these animals so amazing.

Advance registration required; limited to 40. This program will be held outside on our patio weather permitting. Masks are required for all attendees over the age of 2.

Music Play Patrol – “Tails and Tales – Thursday, July 8 – 10:15 a.m. – Logan Branch.   This program will be held outside on our patio weather permitting. All attendees over the age of 2 must wear a mask. Using your imaginations and electronic instruments, journey through stories about princesses, giants, heroes, and more. Space is limited to 40; advance registration is required for everyone attending.

Mad Science – Call of the Wild Workshop – Tuesday, July 13 – 6:30 p.m. – Logan Branch.  All About Animals brings children into the amazing animal kingdom. Children learn about diverse, astounding creatures on earth as they experiment with camouflage and get hands-on with real tooth and claw replicas. Children see what’s inside animals and discover which animals are truly spineless. The Animal Tracks Take-Home lets children create casts of animal tracks just like real naturalists. Registration is required; limited to 25 children ages 5 – 12. Program will be held outside on our patio, weather permitting. Face masks required.

Sing and Dance with Jay Sands at Locke Avenue Park – Wednesday, July 14 – 10:30 a.m. Bring your little ones to Locke Avenue Park to sing and dance with Jay Sand. They will have a blast. Bring a blanket and wear a mask. Space is limited and each adult and child must be registered. Rain date will be Wednesday, July 21.

Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium – Tuesday, July 20 – 3:30 p.m. – Locke Avenue Park.  Enjoy seeing live animals and find out their “tales”. This program will be presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium and will be held at Locke Avenue Park. Mask wearing and social distancing is required. Bring a blanket. Each adult and child must be registered. In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.

Andrews Big Show – Wednesday, July 21 – 2 p.m. – Join us for a comedy show with juggling, tricks and more at the Mullica Hill Library, Meeting Room A&B. All ages. Masks and registration are required for each person attending.

Digger and Dave – “Little Red Writes Her Own Story” – Friday, July 30 – 10:30 a.m. – Logan Branch. This program will be held outside on our patio weather permitting. All attendees over the age of 2 must wear a mask. Join us for a retelling of Little Red and the Wolf as told by Digger and Dave. Space is limited to 40; all attendees need to be registered.

July’s Challenge – Ages 4-12 – July 1-31Swedesboro Branch. Stop into the library and find Ellie, our stuffed animal friend. Get a candy prize if you find him.

In-Person Storytimes:

Swedesboro Thursdays, July 8 & 22 – 10:30 a.m.Locke Avenue Park

Glassboro – Mondays & Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. – outside under the tree

Logan – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 10:30 a.m. – Patio

Mullica Hill – Toddler Storytimes – Mondays and Fridays – 10:30 a.m. – Meeting Room A&B

Wiggles & Giggles – Ages 0-2 – Tuesdays, 10:30 am – Meeting Room A&B

Preschool Storytimes – Thursdays, 10:30 am – Meeting Room A&B

See our online calendar for dates, times, locations, and changes.  Space is limited and masks are required at all locations.  Space is limited.   Registration is required.

In-Person Reading with FURever as Friends – Outdoors.  Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals outdoors.  Each child will be given a ten-minute slot. Confirm the dates on our virtual calendar and call the library where you want to visit to schedule an appointment.

Logan Library – TuesdaysJuly 6 & 20 – 6:30-7:30

Swedesboro Library – Thursdays July 15 & 29 – 6:30-7:30

Mullica Hill Library – ThursdaysJuly 8 & 22 – 6:30-7:30

Glassboro Library – Tuesday, July 27 – 6:30-7:30

CHILDREN’S TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES 

Take Home:  Read and Do Bags. Patrons can check out one bag per child at the Swedesboro Library. Each bag will contain 3 library books, a coloring page, and a simple craft you can do with your child at home. Different themes will be available while supplies last. Please be sure to bring your bag to the circulation desk for checkout.

Grab and Go Bags for children – Stop in to pick up a “Grab and Go Bag” – one per child. Enjoy simple crafts you can do at home. There will be a new craft each week. Supplies are included. First come, first serve, while supplies last.  

Storytime Kits – Once a month, pick up a storytime kit. Kits will include one free book, activities, and a craft. One per family while supplies last.

We would love for you to snap a photo of your finished crafts and share with us on our Instagram page.

TEENS/TWEENS

Summer reading – You can still sign up. Summer Reading begins June 26 and goes until Aug. 7. Go to our website to register.  There’s something for everyone. Programs will include virtual, grab & Go crafts, and some indoor and outdoor programming. Go to www.gcls.org and check our online events calendar.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Teen Art Club – Wednesday, June 2 – 6:30 p.m. Join GCLS and other teens on the library’s Discord channel. You can share art tips and techniques or reach out and get help to improve your art skills. There will be weekly challenges for everyone to try to complete.

Teen Game Nights:  Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Wednesday, June 9 – 6:30 p.m. 

Play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate in an online arena. You’ll need your own copy of the game and a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to play. An email will be sent out shortly before the event containing the Arena ID. It will also be posted on our Discord server, where you can chat with others will you play. Sign up for the Discord by going to bit.ly/gclsdiscord

Email Paul for more information at ppalmer@gcls.org.

Teen Twitch:  Stream and Chat – Fridays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 – 3:30 p.m.

Join GCLS Teen Librarian, Paul, and other teens on twitch! Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link! 

Virtual Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, June 14 – 7 p.m. – If you love writing, need new ideas, like sharing ideas/stories/poems, and/or learning new writing techniques and types of writing – this club is for you.  We also have a literary magazine that your works can be included in! Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen/Tween Book Club – The Teen/Tween Book Club will resume in the fall.

Anime Club – Are you interested in getting our Anime Club going again in the fall?  Email tcarlton@gcls.org.

Join our email list to stay in the know!  Go to www.gcls.org.  Scroll down till you find the “Stay Connected” tab on the righthand side.

All libraries will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the 4th of July.

LOGAN LIBRARY EVENTS

Check out our website at www.gcls.org for the latest list of events.

Library phone number, (856) 241-0202. All GCLS Libraries are open to the public at normal hours.Summer Reading Program- register online/in person for chances to win weekly drawings! 

Genealogy Club: Tuesday, July 6, 4pm. Virtual event.

Paper Lantern Craft: Tuesday, July 6, 2pm. This program will be held both virtually and in person on the patio. Please stop by the Logan Library for your craft kit and sign up. Attendees will follow along with KCSPP presenter. Please see library for details.

Camo Pants Rock Band – Thursday, July 15, 7pm on the patio. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for additional seating.

A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time: Monday, July 12, 7 pm. Join author and pop culture historian, Martin Gitlin, as he ranks and discusses the best of the best in television comedy! Virtual event.

Socrates Café: Thursdays,10:30am. Virtual event.

Small Business Administration: Help Surviving the Post Paycheck Protection Program- Tuesday, July 13 11am.  Please join Erika Pearson, US Small Business Administration, for this important business program.  Get the latest up-to-date information for your business. Please register via Zoom.

Yoga for Beginners– Mondays, July 12 – Aug. 2 7pm. Please log in 10 minutes prior to class. Virtual program.

Best Sellers Book Club:  Wednesday, July 7, 3pm, discussing City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Virtual event.

History Book Club: Monday, July 12, 7pm, discussing Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory that Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade. Virtual event.

Know Your History: Tuesdays, July 6 & 20, 3:30pm.

What’s Cooking? – Thursdays, 4:45pm.

Youth Programs

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program– Register online or in person! Earn weekly prizes for reading, now through August 7.

Music Play Patrol Tails and Tales Thursday, July 8 10:15am, patio performance, please bring blankets and lawn chairs for additional seating.

Mad Science- Call of the Wild Science Workshop – Tuesday, July 13 6:30 ages 5-12, please register. Limited to 25.

Digger & Dave– Friday, July 30 10:30am, patio performance, please bring blankets and lawn chairs for additional seating.

FURever As Friends In-Person Outdoors: Tuesdays, July 6 & 20 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Please call the library to sign up for a 15-minute reading time slot.  

In-Person Outdoor Storytime with Miss Heather @ Logan Library: Mondays, July 12, 19 & 26; Wednesdays, July 7, 14 & 21; Fridays, July 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 10:30am. Ages 0 – 5. Advance registration required; limited to 6 families.

Live Virtual Toddler Time with Miss Terri: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30am.

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