Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off This month’s post will focus on a genre you may be unfamiliar with – Bildungsroman, which is a type of coming-of-age story. Bildungsroman is a conjunction of the German...
Location: Various Locations
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Nearly 30 years ago, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and Pizza Hut teamed up to establish National Young Readers Day. Held annually on the second Tuesday in November, this event was created to encourage young readers to read! There are several benefits to reading at a young age...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, has been quoted as saying, “A writer is a world trapped in a person.” Hugo’s quote may underscore the challenge, time, commitment, imagination and research involved in writing a book. The very act of writing a book can take on a...
Location: County Library
Friday, November 2, 2018
The Burlington County Library System is so lucky to have a team with wide-ranging knowledge and diverse interests. While many customers may know the names and faces of librarians at their local branch, we want to take the time to introduce more of our staff from around the system. Hi, I'm Page! I...
Location: Various Locations
Monday, October 22, 2018
As the temperature drops, you may be thinking about grabbing a blanket and curling up with a new book. There have already been several popular early-fall releases, including Sally Field's In Pieces, Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup, and Stormy Daniel’s Full Disclosure. We’ve put together a...
Location: Various Locations
Friday, October 19, 2018
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to swap tales about the Jersey Devil in hushed whispers beside an open fire. But first, let’s take a look at the history of this legendary creature. In 1735, Mother Leeds, an alleged witch from Leeds Point, New Jersey, gave...
Location: Bordentown, Cinnaminson, County Library
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ready to go trick-or-treating? Want to collect some non-food treats? If so, pull on your costume, grab your bag and head over to one of five BCLS locations participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween! Once again, the library is showing support for the Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
“When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.” – Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl  Hello, fellow book (and movie) fans! In this installment of our genre series, we’ll visit the dark side of the human psyche by looking at psychological thrillers and psychological suspense. Psychological thrillers...
Location: Cinnaminson, Evesham
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
J.A. White, author of the acclaimed middle grade, fantasy series The Thickety, is visiting BCLS! Join the author when he appears at the Evesham and Cinnaminson libraries to discuss how to write a scary story and read from his latest novel, Nightbooks, which recently earned a Starred Review in the...
Location: Various Locations
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Originally known as “spook tales,” horror movies have been around since the 1880s. The first known American horror film was Frankenstein, a 16-minute short based on Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name. Since then, the universal classic monster has been through several remakes. Horror movies are...

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