On June 19th, 1865 Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, entered Galveston Texas, announcing the end of the Civil War and slavery.
Looking for something new to read to your preschooler? Check out these recommendations from our youth services librarian!
Educators throughout the county are returning to school this week. Burlington County Library System (BCLS) would like to remind teachers and media specialists about the services and resources available to schools throughout the year.
On Thursday, August 13th, Headquarters hosted Snakes-N-Scales! Attendees met live animals and learned about alligators, tarantulas, turtles, and snakes!
On Thursday, August 6th, Headquarters hosted a Superhero Training Camp for children ages 3 to 8! Participants created superhero names, masks, and wrist cuffs.
On Tuesday, August 4th, Headquarters hosted Westampton Township Emergency Services! Local heroes explained their duties and the equipment they use during emergencies and rescues. They answered questions from participants and let kids explore a fire truck!
During the month of April, people of all ages are encouraged to drop what they’re doing and pick-up a book in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday.
On Friday, March 6th, Headquarters hosted a Dr. Seuss storytime for children ages 3 to 6. During the program we read Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!; and My Many Colored Days. Following the stories we sang Dr.
March 2nd commences NEA’s Read Across America. This annual celebration correlates with Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. During this time, the contributions of women to society and history are honored throughout the nation. To learn more, visit one of the following sites: