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Welcome to the Director’s Page. Here you will find periodic messages from the Library’s Director, Laverne Mann. Check back often for new information.


Cherry Hill Public Library - Director’s Page

June  2016

Volunteer Appreciation Presentation
Special trophies to recognize Bryna Thaler and  Rosemary Leach for creating & running Friends Gift Shop
Presidential Service Award winners and Friends Scholarship Winners were also recognized.

Recent events


Friends Flea Market rescheduled to June 18
CHPL hosted the Baker and Taylor TitleTalk Trend- Children’s and Teen Librarians from several states came to hear the latest titles and an author presentation.

EveryLibrary -  Patrick Sweeney  
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Training Guides

Follow on Facebook, national stories about libraries and campaigns

Patrick Sweeney discussed the great work the EveryLibrary PAC has been doing nationally and discuss library advocacy that effects our Cherry Hill Public Library. He spoke to staff and Friends members  this afternoon.
EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries.
We are chartered “to promote public, school, and college libraries, including by advocating in support of public funding for libraries and building public awareness of public funding initiatives”.

Our primary work is to support local public libraries when they have a referendum or measure on the ballot. We do this in three ways: by training library staff, trustees, and volunteers to plan and run effective Information Only campaigns; by assisting local Vote Yes committees on planning and executing Get Out the Vote work for their library’s measure; and by speaking directly to the public about the value and relevance of libraries and librarians. Our focus on activating voters on Election Day is unique in the library advocacy ecosystem. 


April 2016

Recent Events:

Greenamyer Sculpture installed March 10, 2016 - Press in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Courier-Post, and Cherry Hill Sun

NJ Maker Day- March 19, 2016

252 patrons attended!
Garden State Discovery Museum Spin Art: 121
Needlework Guild:17 and Crochet 101:  16
Lego Robotics: 60
All About Sensors: 28
Storytellers: 15
Drones:  25
S4A: 20

CHPL won a Maker Kit for NJ Makers Day from game-changing sponsor PSEG! Each kit has a $500 value for the 2nd annual NJ Makers Day and has decided to award your site with this kit to further enhance and support the experiences of your visitors and participants that day.

The Maker Kit will contains- Makey Makey kits, ProtoSnap, Sparkfun Inventors Kits, and Digital Sandbox kit

Congressman Donald Norcross held both a community meeting and two community office hour lobby tables

Hoopla on 3/17 available to CHPL patrons: digital video, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics
444 patrons, 888 titles so far

March 2016

February Black History Month events:
CHAACA Black History Month poster/essay/video contest
Reception for winners February 29, 2016


Everything Jersey series:  Recapturing a Jersey legacy:  Negro League Baseball  2/10/16
and Hip Hop History with DJ Ready Red  2/22/16


January 2016

Carol Highsmith
America's Photographer

"Next is the Library, believe it or not, because just about every town has one.

The Library in Cherry Hill and in many cities is the center piece. In Cherry Hill it is large, architecturally interesting and welcoming.
People of all ages come for events, to take out one book or use the computers." – Carol Highsmith



See you at the library,


Laverne Mann

Library Director