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Upcoming Events

Friends Meetings

The Friends of the Library have monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Library’s Multicultural Room on the Lower Level. All dues paying members are welcome to attend.

 

Upcoming 2014 Meetings:

Meetings are at 10 A.M. in the Multicultural Room, Lower Level, on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted:


September 17th

*Thursday, October 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 pm (Friends Week), 1/2 Conference Center

November 19th

 

2015 Meetings:

January 21st

February 18th

March 18th

April 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm

May 20th

June 17th


National Friends Week October 19th -25th

 

Join us and celebrate National Friends Week. Here is a list of our activities. Don't forget, it is easy to become a Friend of the Cherry Hill Public Library.

 

Friends of CHPL Membership Form

 

Events:

Sunday, October 19th:

Meet author Patti Sheehy

Patti has penned exciting titles, The Boy Who Said No and Stalked

2 pm in the Conference Center, Lower Level

 

Tuesday, October 21st:

Boscov's Day

For $5 you will receive 25% off all your Boscov's purchase for the day

 

Wenesday, October 22nd-Saturday, October 25th Noon

Annual Food Drive

Each year the Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library ask you to donate food to the library, which will benefit the Cherry Hill Food & Outreach Council and help those in need in the Cherry Hill area. If you prefer for the Cherry Hill Food & Outreach Council to buy food, please make your tax deductible check payable to CHFOC.

Acceptable donations: cereal, crackers, PB& J, Mac & Cheese, canned vegeables, canned fish, pasta, pasta sauce, instant oatmeal, juice boxes, etc.

 

Thursday, October 23rd:

Evening Friends meeting at 6:30 pm in the 1/2 Conference Center, Lower Level

 

Friday, October 24th-Saturday, October 25th

Better Book Sale


Upcoming Friends Book Sale Dates

Sales will take place during library hours. Preview sales start at 6 pm. All day Saturday $5/bag. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Public Library.

 

Special Better Books Sale:

October 24th & 25th

 

November Book Sale:

Thursday 11/20, Friday 11/21, and Saturday 11/22

Friends Preview Sale: Wednesday, November 19th, beginning at 6 pm



Save the Dates: Upcoming Events (More information will be posted)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Author Luncheon featuring Pam Jenoff

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Plant Sale Pick-Up

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Flower Show*

(*Entries must be brought to the library on Friday, June 5, 2015)


Interested in Joining a Committee? Here is a List of Committees of the Friends*:

*Author Luncheon (April 22, 2015): Peggy Wysocki

*Boscov's Day in October: Madeline Gavin & Teresa Wallack

*Fall & Spring Trips: Madeline Gavin & Teresa Wallack

*Flea Market: Jim Gibson

Flower Show (June 5-6, 2015): Nancy Baasch-Schweizer & Peggy Wysocki - NBaasch-Schweizer@chplnj.org

Food Drive: cherryhillfriends@gmail.com

Friends Week (10/19-10/25/2014): cherryhillfriends@gmail.com

Friendship Grove Plant Committee: Cathy Staines

Gift Shop: Bryna Thaler -imt100@comcast.net

Food Drive: cherryhillfriends@gmail.com

Library Week: cherryhillfriends@gmail.com

Plant sale to benefit Volunteer Breakfast & Friendship Grove (May 7, 2015): Nancy Baasch-Schweizer & Peggy Wysocki - NBaasch-Schweizer@chplnj.org

*Publicity: Maryann LoBianco

Raffle Tickets to benefit Scholarship Fund: cherryhillfriends@gmail.com

Scholarship Committee: Jennifer Thiel - jjthiel@camden.rutgers.edu

(*If there is not an email address listed, volunteers are not needed by the committee at this time)

 


Annual Volunteer Breakfast and Scholarship Awards

The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library held its Annual Volunteer Breakfast on May 22nd where Scholarships were awarded to four Cherry Hill High Schools students entering their freshman year of college.

$1,000 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School West graduate Eytan Gittler who will attend Georgetown University and major in Nursing; $500 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School West graduate Marissa Clemens who will attend the College of New Jersey and major in Elementary Education/English; $250 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School East graduate Amanda Friedman who will attend Haverford College and major in Sociology; and $250 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School East graduate Sean Dan who will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Mechanical Engineering.

The Library's Scholarship Program was established in 2011 by a former Volunteer Board Member who wanted to help the Cherry Hill community by advancing educational opportunities for its students. This year, there were 19 applicants (one-third more than last year) increasing the number of recipients from three to four. The quality and quantity of the students deemed it necessary to award more than three winners. The winners were chosen based on their academic records, their essays describing what makes the Library special to them and recommendations from their mentors.


Got Books?

Anyone is welcome to donate books to the Friends of the Library to be sold at upcoming Book Sales. Books donations are accepted at the library:

Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

If you have a bag or two, you can drop them off at the Circulation Desk. If you have a trunk load of books, please pull around to the employee entrance of the Library and someone will help you unload.