Our Youth Services Department provides a place to learn, play, explore and create for children and teens ages 0 to 18. The entire upper level of the Library is dedicated to the Youth Services Collection which offers a wide variety of materials. From board books to popular novels, magazines, and a variety of multimedia, kids and teens will find all of their academic and entertainment needs in one spot.

In addition to our diverse collection, our children's librarians offer an array of story times, art activities and other developmentally appropriate programs which promote early literacy and prepare children for school. Story times act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music and other literacy-based activities. Cherry Hill Public Library offers program content and times matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. Our regular weekly story times (registration required) include:

Visit our events calendar to register for our programs and other exciting events. From Explore On the Floor  to Toddler Dance Time, the Youth Services department is always buzzing!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program yet? 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy program which encourages families with children ages 0 to 5 to read to their children every day. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless! Visit out 1000 Books page for more information and sign your child up in person or print out an application online and turn it in to the Youth Services desk. You will need a CHPL library card to register.


For more information, come visit us upstairs at the Youth Services desk or give us a call at (856) 903-1229.

Black History Month Essay•Poster•Video Contest

CHAACA is sponsoring an Essay-Poster-Video Contest for Black History Month 2020. The essay, poster or video must depict a/an African American in the Armed Forces and NASA. This contest is open to Cherry Hill Students in grades K-12! Entries can be dropped off at Youth Services, Upper Level. For information on how to enter, click here.  Any questions, contact Cathy Jenkins at

Judges are needed for the CHAACA Essay/Poster/Video contest. Judges need to be available for one night of judging on Monday, February 3Thursday, February 6 or Wednesday, February 12 between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Half Conference Center, Lower Level at the Cherry Hill Public Library. To register to be a judge, contact Cathy Jenkins at Judges will read essay submissions, review poster and video entries.