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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October was Blindness Awareness Month
CHPL now offers computers with built-in technology to assist those experiencing vision loss. There are four PCs in the Library's Computer Lab with magnification and speech software offering assistance in sending emails, reading documents and browsing the internet.
Thank you to NJSL Talking Book & Braille Center and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for their support of this program.
Laverne Mann - Library Director
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!