Location: Various Locations
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien This month, in preparation for long summer days that are tailor-made for adventure and exploration, we’ll be exploring the genre of Adventure fiction. While many people think adventure stories are mostly for kids, there are a lot of books...
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, May 2, 2019
The question of the origins of baseball has long been the subject of debate and controversy. Early forms of baseball had a number of names, including "base ball,” "goal ball,” "round ball,” "fetch-catch,” "stool ball” and simply, "base.” In at least one version of the game, teams pitched to...
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Friday, April 26, 2019
It’s National Poetry Month and we want to take some time to introduce you to the amazing poets living through their words in the stacks of the Burlington County Library System! Today, we will be celebrating the memory of American poet Mary Oliver.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1984...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found word.” Robert Frost In 1996, the Academy of American Poets introduced National Poetry Month to increase awareness of poetry in America. Two years later, Canada also joined in the celebration. The organization’s goal is to...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
April is Autism Awareness Month. A common saying in the autistic community is if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. “The problem with autism,” Dr. Temple Grandin once said, “is you’ve got a spectrum that ranges from Einstein to someone with no language and...
Location: Various Locations
Friday, April 12, 2019
Each year, we offer more than 3,000 events at our library locations throughout Burlington County. Coordinating these programs and alerting the public is an important part of what we do, making our online events calendar one of the most important aspects of our website. As we're always looking for...
Location: Various Locations
Monday, April 8, 2019
A common misconception of librarianship is the thought of someone in a cardigan, wearing glasses, sshhh-ing patrons while reading a book all day. For National Library Week this year, we are sharing what one librarian’s day is really like! If you don’t know a librarian, you might be surprised...
Location: Various Locations
Monday, April 1, 2019
"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to someone else.” – Will Rogers This month, as we’re gearing up for the joy of spring, we’ll be looking at a more lighthearted genre: funny or humorous novels. Since we’ve already covered memoirs in a past post, we’ll be focusing on comedic fiction...
Location: Various Locations
Friday, March 29, 2019
We’re gearing up for a new season of exciting activities and challenges! To join in the fun, create an account with Beanstack, our reading and activity tracker, or log in to your existing account to access these new features. You’ll find great activities to encourage families with children ages 12...
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, March 28, 2019
“Maybe there is something specifically Scandinavian that comes out of the long, dark winters -- you have to learn to laugh at misery, in a way.” – Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård In tribute to the cold winter season, this month we’ll be looking at a genre that is primarily set in the cold, dark...

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