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
November 2019

Trick or Treat at the Library – 545 attendees

Community Focus Group – December 5 , 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., facilitated by Leslie Burger

Adult Services programs: October - November

10/17 Broadway Book Club 29
10/19 Cold Weather Company performance 110
10/21 OBOCH: Langston Habanero: Cuba and the Writing of Langston Hughes 15
10/22 The Geography of Risk: A Discussion with Gilbert Gaul 61
10/25 OBOCH: Cathedral Kitchen 7
10/28 Evanson's Living History documentary and discussion 15
10/30 OBOCH: The Prevalence of Poverty 15
11/6 Expert Travelers: Land Tours 30
11/10 Popular Arias, Art Songs, and Musicals with Sungji Kim 160
11/12 Business Workshop: Online Businesses and NJ Sales Tax TBD
11/12 Anxiety: A Discussion with Dr. Marla Cohen TBD

Upcoming Events:

11/18 From the 'Factory' to the 'Mansion on the Hill:' Issues of Class in the Songs of Bruce Springsteen
11/19 Veterans Voices: local Eagle Scout documentary screening
11/26 The Illustrated History of RCA Victor
12/4 99 Reasons: The Duo concert performance
12/12 Essential Oils for a Healthy Holiday
12/18 Finding Your Female Ancestors in NJ Records

Youth Services Programs: September - October

10/12 Star Wars Reads Day 46
10/12 Yoga Story Stretchers 9
10/15 Little Listeners 30
10/15 Story Time 22
10/15 Delicious Reads 16
10/16 Little Listeners 20
10/16 Story Time 8
10/16 Youth Yoga 4
10/16 Rosa Chat-n-Chew 53
10/17 Volunteer Orientation 11
10/17 Community Service Power Hour 18
10/17 Rhyme Time (two sessions) 45
10/19 Once Upon A Staurday 9
10/19 Kaleidoscope Meetup 3
10/21 Night Owls 12
10/22 Little Listeners 26
10/22 Story Time 26
10/22 Jr. Chef 20
10/23 Little Listeners 20
10/23 Story Time 11
10/23 Teens Cook! 4
10/24 Satisfying Art 4
10/26 Kitchen Science 11
10/27 Local Author Storytime 31
10/28 Anime Night 20
10/29 Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse 27
10/29 World Explorers Story Time: Russian 9
10/29 World Explorers Story Time: French 7
10/31 Trick or Treat at the Library 545
10/31 (Slightly) Spooky Halloween Movie: The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad 20
  Community Art: Pumpkin Patch 83
  Take & Makes 200
  STEM Activity Table 64
  STEM Kits 57
11/1 Explore on the Floor 30
11/1 Johnson Elementary One Book One School/Summer Reading Trophy Visit 452
11/2 FAFSA Application Workshop 0
11/2 Teen Book Buffet 10
11/4 Barking Book Buddies 20
11/5 Benihana Sushi Making 24
11/6 Sensory Story Time (Nemours, duPont Pedi) 10
11/6 STEM Time: Buoyancy 20
11/7 Rhyme Time (two sessions) 56
11/7 International Games Day 44
11/7 Community Service Power Hour 9
11/7 FAFSA Application Workshop 4
11/9 Just Right Story Time 20
11/11 Homeschool Hangout 10

Upcoming Featured Events:

11/13 Be A Research Scientist with PA Society of Biomedical Research
11/22 Storytime: PHL 17 Newscasters!
12/7 Young Entrepeneurs Craft Fair
12/7 STEM Saturday with the Little Mentors
12/23 Harry Potter Breakout Challenge for Teens
12/23 History is Served: Gingerbread for Liberty!
12/30 Teen Movie Night: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
12/31 New Years Eve at Noon!

Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Report
October 2019

Mission and Vision Statement – approval by Board  About Us: https://chplnj.org/about_us

Book It 5K, Walk and Kids Dash – Mayor’s Wellness Day – donations and proceeds

Councilwoman Sangeeta Doshi tour & Staff of Free Library of Philadelphia tour

Adult Services programs: Sept - Oct

9/10 An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein 130
9/16 The Flyboys of Princeton 48
9/17 Origins of the British Invasion 49
9/18 Feminist Book Club: The Apology 15
9/19 Coffee & Conversation: The Mt. Holly, Lumberton & Medford Railroad 15
9/21 An Afternoon of Classical Guitar 73
9/23 Chasing Cosby 70
9/26 Genealogy & DNA Testing 29
10/3 Coffee & Conversation: Medicare Options 20
10/3 OBOCH: Darnell's Camden & Ours 36
10/6 OBOCH: Trumpet Chics/PACE performance 42
10/7 OBOCH: Who am I? Who Are You? A Talk on Intersectionality & Privilege 14

Upcoming events:

10/17 Broadway Book Club - Registration Full, facilitated by Carole Roskoph & Suzanne Fox
10/19, 10/23, 10/29 OBOCH: Book Discussions
10/19 Cold Weather Company - local CH indie band, registration currently at 98
Returning 10/21 Citizenship Preparation Series
10/21 OBOCH: Langston Habanero - Cuba and the Writing of Langston Hughes (Rutgers-Camden professor/grant humanities scholar Dr. Keith Green)
10/22 The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America's Coasts - author Gil Gaul
10/25 OBOCH: Cathedral Kitchen
10/28 Evanston's Living History: documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker
10/30 OBOCH: The Prevalance of Poverty (Jeff Wilhelms, returning speaker)

Highlights

  • CreativeBug launch, to be featured at Nov. Coffee and Conversation
  • Wireless printing
  • ESL classes full for fall, ongoing success of ESL Book Clubs and American Like Me
  • Planned expansion of Veterans Oral History Project into Cherry Hill Oral History Project

Library Outreach

9/16 Cherry Hill Senior Festival, CH Township 229
9/21 Book It 5k, Friendship Grove 67
9/24 Minute with Meloche to promote One Book On Cherry Hill  

 

Little Mentors-Scratch program

Youth Services programs: Sept – Oct

9/10 Story Time 16
9/10 Delicious Reads 18
9/11 Story Time 21
9/11 Little Listeners 16
9/11 Teens Cook 8
9/11 Rosa Back to School Night, 6th Grade 16
9/12 Teens Write 3
9/12 Rhyme Time (2 sessions) 54
9/13 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 15
9/14 Once Upon A Saturday 8
9/16 Books with Beaks 10
9/17 Little Listeners 29
9/17 Story Time 21
9/17 Rosa Back to School Night, 7-8th Grade 30
9/18 Story Time 20
9/18 Little Listeners 32
9/18 Youth Yoga 7
9/19 Rhyme Time (2 sessions) 54
9/19 New Teen Volunteer Training 13
9/19 TAB Meeting 8
9/19 West Back To School Night 39
9/21 Book-It 5k: Sand Art 48
9/21 Kaleidoscope Meetup 6
9/22 Modular Origami 13
9/23 People in Your Neighborhood Story Time: Veterinarian  39
9/24 Little Listeners 34
9/24 Story Time 15
9/24 Jr. Chef 9
9/25 Story Time 27
9/25 Little Listeners 33
9/25 Little Mentors Scratch 22
9/26 Rhyme Time (2 sessions) 59
9/28 Yoga Story Stretchers 15
9/28 Kitchen Science 14
9/29 Legos Free Build 54
9/30 Night Owls 19
10/2 Temple Emanuel Fall Story Time 16
10/2 STEM Time 19
10/3 Kpop Meetup 3
10/4 Explore on the Floor 72
10/5 Just Right Story Time 7
10/7 Homeschool  Hangout 5
10/7 Barking Book Buddies 25
10/8 Little Listeners/Story Time (2 sessions) 41
10/9 TAB Meeting 8
10/10 Rhyme Time (2 sessions) 52
10/12 Star Wars Reads Day 46
Take and Make: Apple 200
Community Art Project: Back to School 76
STEM Kits 45
STEM Activity Table 73
Chess, Checkers & Games 14

Upcoming Featured Events:

10/24 Teens Craft: Satisfying Art
10/29 Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse (Open to Teens & Adults)
10/31 Trick or Treat in the Library
10/31 Slightly Spooky Movie
11/2 FAFSA Workshop for Students
11/6 Sensory Story Time with Nemours Dupont Pediatric Therapists
11/11 Homeschool Hangout
11/13 Be a Research Scientist with PA Society for Biomedical Research
11/22 People in your Neighbordhood Story Time with WPHL17 Newscasters
11/26 World Explorers Story Time in French and (NEW) Russian!
11/26 History is Served: Colonial Food

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!

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