December County Library Programs

All GCLS libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24h and Monday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas Holiday.  

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.gcls.org.

Glassboro Library

2 Center Street

856-881-0011

Children’s Programs:

Storytime: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft, as we build developmentally-appropriate early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Best for ages 2 to 5. Please register. For more information, call 856-881-0001. 

Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers, babies, and their adults enjoy songs, rhymes, movement, and stories as we build developmentally-appropriate early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills.  Best for ages 0 to 2.  Please register. For more information, call 856-881-0001.

FURever as Friends “Howliday” Reading Party: Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Come see your favorite reading partner dressed up for the holidays. Register for your own 15 minute time slot to read to a certified therapy animal. All ages. For more information, call 856-881-0001.

Adult Programs:

Glassboro’s Night Readers Book Club: Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.We’ll be discussing What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline. Please feel free to stop in and join our discussion. New members are always welcome.For more information, call 856-881-0001. 

Glassboro’s Page Turners Book Club: Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.We’ll be discussing Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng.  Please feel free to stop in and join us. New members are always welcomed. For more information, call 856-881-0001. 

Greenwich Library

411 Swedesboro Road

856-423-0684

Children’s Programs

Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Short books, sing-a-longs, and play for babies and their caretakers. Please register. For more information call 856-423-0684.  

Storytime: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime featuring stories, songs, and crafts appropriate for ages 2 to 5. Please register. For more information, call 856-423-0684. 

Drawing Club: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m. Each month we’ll learn some drawing basics and move onto more advanced techniques. Beginners welcome whether you’re a practiced doodler or want to start learning, join us! Ages 6+. Please register. For more information, call 856-423-0684. 

Homeschool Club: Thursday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.  Ages 6 to 12. We’ll be finishing up our work on our Mission to Mars series. Using different STEM challenges, we’ll learn how scientists and engineers are working to make travel to Mars possible by building our own rover! Please register. For more information, call 856-423-0684.

Gingerbread House Ornaments: Monday, Dec. 11at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Make (nonedible) gingerbread houses to decorate throughout the winter. Ages 6 to 12. Please register. For more information call 856-423-0684.

Adult Programs:

Knit & Crochet Club: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.Learn to knit or crochet (instruction and materials provided). Get help or inspiration for your current or next project. All skill levels welcome. For more information, call 856-423-0684. 

Craft Time for Adults: 3-D Paper Christmas Tree: Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. You’ll create a nice seasonal decoration for the month of December when you craft this charming 8” tall fringed tree. Please register.

Memories of Holidays Past: Friday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Fire up your nostalgia for a cheerful round-table style exchange of memories and traditions. Questions will encourage you to recall and share the things that have been most special to you. Please register.

Discover Your Phone: Monday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Bring your smartphone and your questions to this judgment-free, customized session. Leave knowing how to do two more things with it. Please register, limited to five learners.

Mystery Book Club: Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Logan Library

498 Beckett Road

856-241-0202

Children’s Programs

Monday Storytime with Miss Katelyn: Mondays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 at 10:30 a.m.Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

Baby Storytimes: Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:15 a.m.Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 2. Please register.

Movement Storytime: Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 11 a.m.Please bring a yoga mat or a towel and join us for stories that will incorporate yoga poses and movement as we read. Ages 2 to 5. Please register.

Friday Storytimes with Miss Katelyn: Fridays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 a.m.Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

FURever As Friends Reading Program: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.A group of volunteers bring their specially trained therapy dogs to the library for children to read. All ages. Registration and one-time permission slip required. 

Family Lego Night: Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.Make incredible creations with family and friends and conquer our brick-building challenges. All ages. Please register.

Adult Programs Virtual/Hybrid: 

Best Sellers Book Club: Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. A discussion of the book Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. Attendance is in-person or virtually. 

Socrates Café: Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m.Join us as we pose questions and exchange our thoughts on subjects selected by the group. No formal education in philosophy is needed, just a questioning mind. Attendance is in-person or virtually. 

Adult Programs

Board and Card Games: Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m. Have a fun time playing board games. A variety of games are played each week. 

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m.Beginners are always welcome and provided with instruction along with the supplies needed to get started. Bring something you are working on or something you would like to discuss.

Gaming Get-Together: Fridays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 at 2 p.m.Get together and play a game with other novices at the library. There is a different game highlighted every week. This is a friendly group, but some experience/knowledge of the game is a plus. Please register, as we have limited sets.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, Dec. 12 and 26 at 1 p.m. Learn to quilt or sew. Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome, and experienced quilters are free to bring their project and quilt with some new friends.

History Book Club: Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.The History Book Club will be held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Please stop by the circulation desk for this month’s selection.

Ceremonial Brass Holiday Concert: Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.Come listen to Ceremonial Brass, a conservatory trained group, as they play holiday tunes.

Scrapbooking & Crafting: Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.Instructor Sandi will show you the basics of scrapbooking and crafting. Please bring photos and embellishments; paper will be provided. Limit of 10 participants. Please register.

Chatterbox Monday: Monday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Come gather at the library for an evening of casual conversation: from tea to technology, favorite local businesses to global perspectives – let’s share stories, interests, and insights. A delightful blend of conversation, camaraderie, and connection. Bring friends!

Functional Food for Life – Berries!: Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. There is a wide variety of compounds in berries that are being studied for possible health benefits. Join nutritionists from Rutgers Cooperative Extension as we learn more about these health benefits as berries native to New Jersey, and other berries, are reviewed.

Crafting with Sandi: Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Sandi will guide you through a unique craft! Always something new and interesting to make. Please register, as supplies are usually limited.

Mullica Hill Library

389 Wolfert Station Road

856-223-6000

Adult Programs:

Creative Aging Initiative: Senior Art Class: Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Join us for an enjoyable evening of learning about and making art with other local seniors. Registration is required. 

Swedesboro Library

1442 Kings Highway

856-467-0111

Children’s Programs:

Teen Book Club:  Tuesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m.  Join us for our teen book club. This month’s selection is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

FURever as Friends: Monday, Dec. 4 & 18, 6:30 p.m. The 18th will be our holiday celebration.  Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals. Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot. All ages. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen Art Club:  Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy various art activities. 

Homeschool Fun!: Monday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. This program alternates between STEM projects and art projects on a monthly basis. Please call to register at 856-467-0111.

Teen Writer’s Club:  Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.If you love writing, this club is for you! Ages 13 to 17. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information. 

Story Time: Tuesdays,Dec. 5 & 19 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a fun time of stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Each adult and child must be registered. Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Story Time: Wednesdays,Dec. 6, 13, & 20 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a fun time of stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Each adult and child must be registered. Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Lego League: Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Come join us for some Lego fun. Build what you like or try our monthly creation challenge. Ages 4 to 12. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Paint a Holiday Ornament:  Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Paint a holiday ornament. The ornaments are from Fahrenheit Ceramic Studios and will be fired. Patrons will pick up at a later date. Supplies are limited so please be sure to register.

Teen Anime Club: Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. (time change). Come enjoy Anime and Manga with other like-minded fans. Ages 13 to 17. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Toddler Music & Movement: Thursday,Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Your toddler will have fun singing songs, doing fingerplays, marching, and playing instruments. Ages 2 to 5 Please register each adult and child. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen Gaming: Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Come play video games, board games, card games, and make some new friends.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe:  21 de Diciembre a las 10:30 a.m. Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Teresa y una amiga.. El espacio es limitado. Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado. 

Baby Music & Movement:  Thursday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Your baby will enjoy traditional songs, bouncing, hugging, and clapping.  Space is limited. Each adult and child must be registered. This program is best suited for ages 0 to 2.5.

New Year’s Eve Party:  Friday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. Join us for a fun celebration of the end of the year with a snack, craft, and activities.

Literacy Buddies: Are you interested in getting homework or reading help for your child? Is your teen interested in tutoring? The Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library provides weekly one-on-one help. Call 856-467-0111 if interested.

Adult Programs:

Yoga for all:  Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, & 21 at 7 p.m. Connecting the mind, body, and soul. Come learn yoga breathwork and yoga postures. All levels welcome. Please register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Crafts with Kerri:  Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Using old ornaments, you will create a new one that’s a Christmas tree. Supplies and space are limited. Be sure to register.

Holiday Concert:  Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Enjoy two local musicians, Richmond Carlton, on harp, and Justin Carlton, on guitar, play traditional holiday tunes.  It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Fringe Ornament Craft:  Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. Swap out traditional glass baubles for a striking fringe ornament for your Christmas tree. Supplies are limited.  Please call 856-467-0111.

Needle Arts: Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Crochet, knit, or sew your own project or select one of ours. All levels are welcome. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Join us for lively discussions on an interesting selection of books. This month’s title is Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Call 856-467-0111 for more information. 

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