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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Ranjna Das         
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018                                                                       Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                           (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081                                              

Show Your Support to Library Friends and the BCLS Foundation

National Library Week takes place from April 8 to April 14 this year and the Burlington County Library System invites everyone to join in the celebration and show some support.

Initiated in 1958 and sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. The 2018 theme is “Libraries Lead,” and BCLS encourages library lovers everywhere to join in the festivities. Follow BCLS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as the library system celebrates everything from its wonderful staff to the Mobile Library, shares highlights from the State of America's Libraries Report and more.

On April 12, the Burlington County Library System Foundation will hold a special fundraising event at Uno Pizzeria and Grill on Route 73 South in Maple Shade. Dine in or order takeout and the restaurant will donate up to 20 percent of the tab to the foundation. BCLSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks private financial support to purchase equipment and pay for structural improvements to BCLS locations.

BCLS also invites residents to take a few moments to explore the many volunteer opportunities available around the system, or to join a Friends group to help support libraries through book sales and other activities.

The BCLS mission is to enrich lives by providing opportunities for learning, growth and personal development and the library system offers access to nearly one million books, DVDs, CDS, online databases and a list of other resources. BCLS also hosts a wide array of programming each year for adults, teens, and children, including computer and business classes, indoor movies and performances, books clubs, crafts, and more.

For more information about National Library Week and how “libraries lead,” visit For more information about BCLS, visit

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