Location: Various Locations
Monday, August 20, 2018
  During the eight-week Summer Reading Program, Burlington County children read and logged 51,429 books, earning them many well-deserved rewards including the chance to see some BCLS Youth Services librarians getting a few pies in the face. Did you reach your summer reading goal yet? Your...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
When you think of dinosaur fossil discoveries, you might picture the western part of the U.S. So did 9-year-old Zoltan Magyar in the historical children’s novel Haddy the Doorstopasaurus. Zoltan longed to live in Arizona instead of boring Haddonfield, New Jersey. A trip to The Academy of Natural...
Location: Various Locations
Monday, August 13, 2018
With Summer Reading over, we want to help you cherish those last few weeks of summer vacation with a new, fun family activity that will earn you a chance to win a back-to-school themed grand prize. The Back-to-School Challenge, which begins August 13 and ends August 31, is perfect for ages 12 and...
Location: Maple Shade
Friday, August 3, 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! I’m Miss...
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, August 2, 2018
“I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.” – Voltaire Welcome back to our ongoing series about literary genres! This month, in honor of BCLS Fandom Fest, we’ll be looking at a couple of interesting science fiction subgenres: steampunk and cyberpunk. A...
Location: Various Locations
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
For some students, it’s almost time to head to college to start a new semester. For those going to college for the first time, the idea can be daunting. What will your roommates be like? Are you ready to be away from home? Are your finances in order? What do you need to bring? Have no fear, the...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Each of us has a personal story, whether it’s about a journey far from home, a struggle from within, or one inspired by relationships, disease or environment. It is the saga of the human condition to overcome hardship, and that story may be well worth sharing in order to raise up others who can...
Location: Various Locations
Thursday, July 19, 2018
It’s almost time for students – and their teachers – to head back to school! For educators that means planning lessons, purchasing supplies, and preparing for the year ahead. Did you know BCLS can help? The library system has a variety of resources tailored just for teachers. Educators who work in...
Location: Various Locations
Friday, July 13, 2018
Teen Summer Reading is back and better than ever! This year, teens ages 13 to 18 have the option of completing a number of awesome activities either on an activity card or on Beanstack, the library system’s online reading tracker, for the chance to win a variety of prizes and raffles. Earn prizes...
Location: Various Locations
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Reading expands children’s minds and helps them learn. Did you know that humor does, too? It’s true! Studies have shown that the use of humor boosts children’s learning and engagement. Give your kids a double dose of goodness this summer by reading some humorous books to them. Even if your children...

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