August Library Programs

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

Check out our Youtube page for past recorded storytimes, STEM & craft videos, & more.  

Go to www.gcls.org.  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.

ADULT PROGRAMMING:

Remember, Summer Reading ends Aug. 7!

ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING:

Writer’s Roundtable – Tuesday, Aug. 17 – 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.

ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Readers Roundtable 

Weekly on Thursday afternoons:  Thursdays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, & 26 – 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!  

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:

Remember Summer Reading ends Aug. 7!

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

Special Author Storytime – Friday, Aug. 6 – 10:30 a.m. – Mullica Hill.  Join local author, Nancy Viau, as she reads Today is a Beach Day! We’ll sing songs, complete a craft, and enter a contest. All attendees get a free bookmark and coloring sheets. Ages 0-6. Limited seating due to social distancing rules. Please register each child individually. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated.  Go to www.gcls.org to register.

August’s Challenge – Ages 4-12 – Aug. 2 through 31 – Can you create a new animal by mixing and matching different animal body parts. Stop in and have fun creating!  

In-Person Storytimes:

Swedesboro:  Thursdays, Aug. 5 & 19 – 10:30 a.m.Locke Avenue Park – check calendar for possibility of moving indoors.

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

Greenwich : Tuesdays – 10:30 a.m. – on the lawn – check calendar to see if moving indoors

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

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

Preschool Storytimes – Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – Meeting Room A&B

See our online calendar for dates, times, locations, and changes. Space is limited and social distancing is still in effect. Registration is required.

In-Person Reading with FURever as Friends – Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals.  Each child will be given a ten to 15-minute slot. Confirm the dates on our virtual calendar and call the library where you want to visit to schedule an appointment.

Logan Library – TuesdayAug. 17 – 6:30-7:30

Swedesboro Library – Thursdays Aug. 5 & 19 – 6:30-7:30 – now in our meeting room

Mullica Hill Library – ThursdaysAug. 12 & 26 – 6:30-7:30

CHILDREN’S TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES 

Summer Reading grab & go activities – stop in and check it out!

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

Remember Summer Reading ends Aug. 7! If you are entering the animal photo contest, remember all submissions are due Aug. 7!

Teen Writers’ Club will resume in the fall.

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 right-hand side.

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