Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich-Smith was published. This “dark fantasy” YA novel rode in on the vampire trend that was just gaining momentum in 2007, but offered more colorful characters and a spunkier heroine than the ever-popular Twilight series.

This year, Pinelands Library celebrated 45 years of service on Valentine’s Day, but its history actually stretches back further than that. In honor of the heartfelt holiday, let’s go back to the beginning.

BCLS is excited to introduce “Community Stories,” an exploration of personal tales and life journeys from fascinating residents of Burlington County.