Swedesboro 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. Keep checking our website for current updates.

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:

ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING:

History Book Club – Monday, Dec. 13 – 7 p.m. – Join us for our monthly history book club. This month the discussion will be on  The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour by Andrei Cherny. 

Copies will be available at Logan Library. Visit our website at  www.gcls.org to register. This event will also be virtually accessible – go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find this event and click on the link!

Page Turner’s Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Dec. 28 – 7 p.m. Join us for our monthly book club. This month’s selection will be Deacon King Kong by James McBride. Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org

Genealogy Club – Tuesday, Dec. 7 – 4 p.m. – Meeting Room B & Virtual. 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 to register. 

ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Readers Roundtable 

Weekly on Thursday afternoons:  Thursdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 – 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:

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

December’s Challenges – Ages 4-12 – Dec. 1 – 23 – Color an ornament for our tree! Get a Kisses Candy!

Storytime:

Tuesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, & 28- One class at 10:30 a.m. and one class at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 8, 15, & 29 – One at 10:30 a.m. and one class at 11:15 a.m. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the same program so please only choose one of the days to come. Space is limited. Be sure to register each adult and child.  Mask wearing is recommended. A take-home craft will be provided.

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-fifteen-minute time slot. Find the dates on our virtual calendar and call the library you want to visit to schedule an appointment.

Logan Library – TuesdaysDec. 7 & 21 – 6:30-7:30 – Public Area

Swedesboro Library – Thursdays Dec. 2 & 16 – 6:30-7:30 – Meeting Room

Mullica Hill Library – ThursdayDec. 9 & 23 – 6:30-7:30 – Public Area

Literacy Buddies – Are you interested in having homework or reading help for your child? Is your teen interested in helping a child? We provide weekly one-on-one help. Call 856-467-0111 if interested. This program is currently a virtual one.

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 2 to 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

Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Dec. 13 – 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 started a literary magazine that your works can be included in! Call 856-467-0111 for more information. Go to www.gcls.org to register. Due to the need for social distancing, space will be limited.

Teen/Tween Book Club – Saturday, Dec. 11 – 12:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly book club.  This month we will be discussing Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. Selections were chosen by the past year’s teens. Go to www.gcls.org to register. Due to the need for social distancing, space will be limited.

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.

All GCLS libraries will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve and Saturday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.

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