Director's Page

Welcome to the Director’s Page.
Here you will find periodic messages from the Library’s Director, Laverne Mann.

CHPL is among New Jersey’s Busiest Libraries
Cherry Hill Public Library: 565,487 visitors

The CHPL is one of the state’s largest municipal libraries at 72,000 square feet. It has 30,187 total registered borrowers (28,785 resident and 1,402 nonresident) and 381,260 books in circulation.
In the state, there are 234 municipal libraries, 45 association libraries, 14 county libraries, and five joint libraries.

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Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Report
January 2020

Congrats to Dr. Joseph Meloche for Outstanding Administrator of the Year from the
NJ Association of School Librarians (NJASL)

Community Focus Group – December 5, facilitated by Leslie Burger, report and summary

The Cherry Hill Sun article, highlighted our ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and librarian Elby Wang. A new journey as a new American citizen, Carla Almeida found her purpose through the Cherry Hill Public Library

Collected coats, hats, scarves and gloves for Hand 'n' Heart, a local non-profit helping homeless individuals.

Adult Services programs: December 2019

12/4 99 Reasons: The Duo (live music) 60
12/5 Coffee & Conversation: Arthritis 8
12/11 Feminist Book Club: The Women's Hour 9
12/12 Essential Oils for a Healthy Holiday 21
12/17 Must Watch Doc: Aretha Franklin 19
12/18 Finding Your Female Ancestors in NJ Records 14
12/19 Coffee & Conversation: Music and the Mind 13
12/19 Lunch and a Movie: Yesterday 29

Upcoming Events:

1/14 Planner Meetup (Adult & YS)
1/16 Coffee & Conversation: Pain Management - A Discussion with Dr. Kavita Gupta
1/16 Hatha Yoga for All (6-week series)

Youth Services Programs: December 2019

12/2 Barking Book Buddies 26
12/4 STEM Time 28
12/5 Rhyme Time (10 a.m.) 25
12/5 Rhyme Time (11 a.m.) 30
12/5 TAB Meeting 9
12/6 Library Card Drive at Cherry Hill West 25
12/6 Explore on the Floor 61
12/7 Little Mentors STEM Saturday 26
12/9 Homeschool Hangout 10
12/9 Night Owls 11
12/10 Terrific Twos 21
12/10 Story Time 19
12/10 Delicious Reads 21
12/11 Terrific Twos 12
12/11 Story Time 12
12/11 Teens Cook 5
12/12 Harry Potter Breakout Room 8
12/12 Rhyme Time (10 a.m.) 26
12/12 Rhyme Time (11 a.m.) 18
12/14 Just Right Story Time 12
12/17 Terrific Twos 23
12/17 Story Time 10
12/17 Jr. Chef 16
12/18 Terrific Twos 9
12/18 Story Time 7
12/18 Youth Yoga 6
12/19 Rhyme Time (10 a.m.) 23
12/19 Rhyme Time (11 a.m.) 23
12/10 Caldecott Visit at Brett Hart Elementary 68
12/19 TAB Meeting 7
12/21 Yoga Story Stretchers 9
12/21 Kaleidoschope 5
12/26 Open Wii U 3
12/30 Teen Movie Night 2
12/31 New Years Eve at Noon 220

Upcoming Featured Events:

1/11 SAT Prep Class
1/11 Teen Crafternoon: Finger Knitting (Creativebug)
1/21 History is Served: Ramen
1/22 Early Childhood Education Fair
1/26 Lego Free Build (Sunday program)
1/27 Music & Movement (starring Miss Jasmine!)
1/28 Muggle Made Crafts: Harry Potter Bookmark

Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale:
Friends of the Library Marilyn Greenberg and Board Member Kathy Judge

Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Report
September 2019

Town Council Proclamation for English as a Second Language tutors and librarian coordinator Elby Wang


Laverne Mann, Library Director
Director’s Message

The Cherry Hill Public Library is called ‘The Heart of Town’ and we truly want to live up to this standard.

We have created five strategic visions to broaden and enhance the quality of service we provide to patrons. These goals and tactics came out of a year of analysis, discussions, and community surveys.

The Cherry Hill Public Library wants to address the fast pace of change in society and technology. We want the community to use the library for reasons they told us were extremely important: for school reasons, entertainment, a quiet place to work or read, or to use the library computers and wifi.

To reflect the diversity of users in Cherry Hill we continue to evaluate our services, collections and programs. In the Cherry Hill schools, 30% of students are Asian, African American, Hispanic or other racial/ethnic heritage. More than 50 native languages are spoken by students and their families. More than 1700 students are bilingual, and more than 160 students receive ESL services.

Our surveys have found the community extremely satisfied with the staff courtesy and competence. The librarians and library staff are committed to rethinking collections and addressing societal and technological shifts. You will see us building more partnerships and on outreach in Cherry Hill.

The Cherry Hill Public Library has a bright future worth funding, and you belong at the library!