Kids News & Events

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Animal Crossing Open Hours
Select Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Check our Events Calendar for exact dates

Animal Crossing New Horizons players of all ages are invited to open play at CHPL Cove. Pick fruit, catch bugs, visit our virtual branch and museum, and swap recipes, fossils, furniture and clothing!

Add the library's Nintendo Friend Code, SW-7377-8544-2015, then once playing ACNH, visit your airport, and select "visit through online play" to find us.


Note: Animal Crossing requires a Nintendo Online subscription for online play.

VIRTUAL CHAACA Black History Month 2021 Essay.Poster.Video Contest

CHPL is proud to partner with The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA) in sponsoring this contest! All Cherry Hill Public School students in Grades K-12 are eligible to participate. Students' essays, posters, or videos must depict "The History of Voting for African Americans in America."

CLICK HERE to download the Contest Flyer for guidelines, details about prizes, and scoring rubrics.

All entries must be submitted virtually. Pictures of posters, essay documents, and video links (must be uploaded to youtube) should be emailed to Entries will be accepted until Monday, February 1, 2021.

Questions may be emailed to Cathleen Jenkins at

Welcome to Creativebug!
This amazing new database offers thousands of award-winning instructional video tutorials on arts and crafts that you can watch from home for free with your CHPL library card! Whether you're a beginner doodler or long-time needleworker, there is an abundance of exciting and engaging creative endeavors here for you to discover. Develop your child's art curriculum or find another artistic activity to enjoy together.

Just for Kids Video Database
Enjoy Just For Kids' streaming collection of kid-friendly and educational videos from home! From math and science-related homework help to your child's favorite televisions shows like Rolie Polie Olie, Dr. Seuss, and Sesame Street, you can be sure that your children are having fun and learning in a safe online environment that is free from ads!



Children's and Young Adult Materials are fine free as of November 1st, 2018!
We are very excited to implement this positive change for our patrons, especially our younger ones! We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource shared by everyone and that returning materials on time is all about sharing responsibly!

Any past late fees will remain on your account. Please visit a library service desk for payment so you can take advantage of our new fine free lending!
Any items checked out before November will still accrue late fees (even if the due date is after November 1).

While a majority of items will become fine free, certain special collection items will still accrue late fees such as (but not limited to):

If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy, either stop by the Youth Services Desk or call the Youth Service Department at (856) 903-1229.