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

October 2017


Book It 5K/1 mile walk/ Mayor’s Wellness Day held September 23 
Demonstrations of yoga, tai chi, pickleball, karate, and more. Race proceeds/donations benefit Hurricane Relief. 5K, 1 mile walk and 100 yard kids dash. Cherry Hill Recreation Department, Cherry Hill Police Department and community sponsors

156 – 5K participants      44 Walkers     48 Kids Dash

NJLA Library Construction Bond Act – State wide referendum on ballot Nov 7

Collection Drives: Forget me knot flowers – vase collection repurpose for nursing homes, women’s shelters 

One Book One Cherry Hill Book Discussions- Songs of Willow Frost

October 17 Delicious Reads We are going to read a story and then a Shop Rite dietician is going to help us make a snack inspired by the book 2 p.m.

October 19 The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories 10 a.m. Coffee & Conversation 
October 19 Teen Life Skills: Why you don’t need to highlight and contour to leave the house

October 27- CHPL Murder Mystery (sold out) 
October 31 Trick or Treat at the Library 10:30 a.m.



Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Report

September 2017

NJLA Library Construction Bond – State wide referendum on ballot Nov 7

NJ Libraries Build Communities!

One Book One Cherry Hill

One Book, One Cherry Hill

September is Library Card Sign up month

National Library Card Signup Month

Book It 5K/1 mile walk/ Mayor’s Wellness Day

Book It!

Collection Drives: Animal Welfare Association, Forget me knot flowers

Mobile circulation at Back to school nights, outreach events with Koha

Patron comment  "this is the greatest library ever." She mentioned that she was part of the group that hosted Sen. Booker's staff here a few weeks ago, and also that she was here when Jim Johnson ran for governor and he visited CHPL - in both cases, those folks were "extremely impressed," told her they've been all around the state and that our library is something special.

Upcoming events


Book It 5K and Wellness Day



CHPL Murder Mystery Fundraiser Event


Chinese Maker Day

Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Report

July 2017

  • So much love for Matthew Quick tonight! Thank you for kicking off your book tour for "The Reason You're Alive" at our library!


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!