Location: Various Locations
Friday, April 20, 2018
”All I really need to know…I learned in kindergarten.” ~ Robert Fulghum Each year on April 21, we celebrate National Kindergarten Day. Intended to provide a safe place for young children while their parents were tending to the family’s needs, kindergarten began in Germany in 1776 and now marks a...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
End Plastic Pollution is the theme for this year’s Earth Day, a worldwide celebration held annually on April 22. The goal is to end our current global plastic pollution situation by Earth Day 2020. This objective can only be met when every human on the planet reduces and/or eliminates plastic use....
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Have you ever wished BCLS had its own app so you could check our events calendar and request books, movies, museum passes and more while on the go? Well, you’re in luck because, with our mobile-friendly site, you can create your own library app! With these easy steps, it really is quite simple...
Location: Cinnaminson
Friday, April 6, 2018
In 1995, Michelle Carter, a 50-year-old, married mother of two adult children, left her longtime position as editor of a San Francisco Bay area newspaper to travel half way around the world to spend a year in Russia. In this turbulent and exciting time shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union...
Location: Various Locations
Monday, April 2, 2018
The Burlington County Library System encourages learning, growth and personal development in many forms, ensuring that all members of the community are welcome. On the BCLS events calendar, listed beneath the words “include events for," there is a tab labeled “sensory.” Clicking on the tab filters...
Location: County Library
Thursday, March 29, 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. Hello, my name...
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Established in 2003 by the Tolkien Society, “…an educational charity and literary society devoted to the study and promotion of the life and works of the author and academic J.R.R. Tolkien,” Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated each year on March 25th and is modeled after James Joyce’s Bloomsday. Why...
Location: Various Locations
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Madeleine L'Engle Camp was born in New York City on November 29, 1918 to a pianist mother and writer/critic father. She wrote her first story at age 5 and began keeping a steady journal by age 8. As a child, L’Engle struggled academically and as a result attended many boarding schools and went...
Location: Bordentown, County Library, Maple Shade
Friday, March 16, 2018
But first, perhaps you might be wondering what exactly a VOX Book is? Well, it’s a new read-along book that’s equipped with an audio box that will read aloud to children while they follow along. Not only that, but books are enhanced with music and noises. Each book uses a jingle or a sound that...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced recently and there are quite a few surprises this year. For starters, you’ll notice one title on two lists! That’s right, Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut is an honor book for both the Caldecott and the Newbery Awards. While this isn’t the first...

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