Teen News & Events

Anime Night
Mondays: April 27, May June 29
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
No registration required. Open to grades 8-12.

Do you love anything related to manga and anime? Come hang out with other fans, watch anime, trade book/movie suggestions, and enjoy great snacks and crafts inspired by anime culture.

Kaleidoscope Meetup
Saturdays: April 18, May 16, June 20
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Craft Room, Upper Level
No registration required. Open to grades 6-12.

A safe and friendly get-together for LGBTQ youth and their allies. Supervised by background checked and fingerprinted adults, endorsed by PFLAG of Collingswood, the program is under the supervision of the nonprofit Center for Family Services. Contact Deena Caswell at (856) 903-1223 or dcaswell@chplnj.org for details.

Visit our events calendar to register for other Teen programs or call the Youth Services desk at (856) 903-1229 for more information.

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 csaxjenks@gmail.com.

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 csaxjenks@gmail.com. Judges will read essay submissions, review poster and video entries.

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! From learning how to crochet or knit for the first time to creating your own planner from scratch, there is an abundance of exciting and engaging creative endeavors here for you to discover. 

Just for Kids Video Database
Enjoy Just For Kids' streaming collection of kid-friendly and educational videos from home! There are plenty of television shows for older kids to enjoy as well as homework helpful videos on a variety of topics for you to study including science, math and geography.


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.