“I'm fortunate to work with an amazing staff who really do care about people. They are dedicated to helping customers get what they need.”
Branch Manager Sue Szymanik
Pay a visit to the Evesham Library, the second largest library in the system, and you may find youngsters sitting in rapt attention during storytime, teenagers gathered around a challenging puzzle and senior citizens browsing the stacks for their next great reads. Open and expansive while offering cozy seating throughout, the library is a welcoming space - and there’s much to explore!
Situated in the heart of the community, Evesham Library is located on the first floor of the township municipal building adjacent to the bustling Memorial Sports Complex, making it a convenient destination for busy families and residents. In addition to a children’s department and dedicated Teen Zone, visitors will find three private study rooms, a multipurpose room and a media center featuring a generous selection of DVDs to borrow. There’s even a cozy break area with vending machines for those who want to grab a light snack.
Families Love it Here!
During the popular Stay & Play event held every Monday morning, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to enjoy some unstructured fun. Children enjoy socializing while they explore the library toys set up that morning just for them. The rotating activities include a climb-through play tunnel, building blocks and a coloring station. All toys are sanitized between sessions, per COVID precautions. Kids also have their pick of the library’s Stortyime-to-Go Bundles. Each includes several picture books selected by our librarians for reading at home, a coloring sheet and craft. With fun new themes featured each week such as trucks or bugs, the bundles are especially popular, according to Youth Services Librarian Holly Hoskins who is used to seeing them scooped up soon after they’re set out.
Youngsters will also find more than half a dozen computers, including two AWE Early Literacy computers, reserved for their use. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten section features a nice selection of picture books as well as VOX books that enable kids to listen to an audio recording of the printed story as they follow along. And the library’s Play-and-Learn Special Needs collection features a generous selection of toys and manipulatives that help develop fine motor skills, like tying a shoe, language skills and more.
Not Just for Kids
Grownups will find a world of opportunity awaits them as well. Adults are invited to take advantage of one-on-one technology classes to brush up on their skills, as well as a variety of other events scheduled each month. Naturally, booklovers won’t be disappointed and, according to Branch Manager Sue Szymanik, mysteries are always a popular choice in Evesham. There’s even a monthly book discussion group for those who want to share their thoughts.
Teen Art Projects & More
Tackle a community coloring project or help solve a jigsaw puzzle while socializing. And if teens are looking for some reading inspiration, they can discover a display of Book Pairs compiled just for them. Youth Services Librarian Chelsea Michelfelder noted the book duos, which share the same theme, such as Disney Villains or Time Travel, are handpicked by library staff each month.