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Cherry Hill Public Library Board Appoints a New Director


Laverne Mann, MLIS

Feb. 13, 2013

The Cherry Hill Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Laverne Mann, MLIS, has been selected as the new Director of the Cherry Hill Public Library. Mann was appointed by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Feb. 7, 2013. She will officially begin her new position on Feb. 25. 


Mann brings with her a wide range of experience and leadership in the library field. She was most recently the Branch Manager at Piscataway Public Library. Prior to that, she spent seven years as the Senior Librarian at the Ewing branch of the Mercer County Library System.


Mann serves as Chairwoman of the New Jersey Library Association’s Member Services Committee and is active in the statewide library community. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.


"I am thrilled to join the Cherry Hill Public Library, and I look forward to improving upon the services we currently offer,” Mann said. “We will be adding new, creative programs for all populations, from babies to seniors, as well as expanding our outreach and building stronger partnerships with Cherry Hill Township and our schools. Through innovative ideas, my vision is to make the Cherry Hill Public Library the best municipal library in New Jersey!"


In 2009, Library Journal named Mann a “Mover and Shaker” for her work at the Ewing branch of the Mercer County Library System, and for her dedication to tech-savvy programming. 


“Laverne has the talent, experience and creativity needed to expand the Library’s programs and services to benefit the entire Cherry Hill community,” Mayor Chuck Cahn said. “The Library is more than just books, it’s the heart of our town, and I am confident that Laverne’s energy and direction will allow it to grow and flourish moving forward.”


“We are excited about our Library’s future under Laverne’s leadership,” said Library Board President, Diane Koury Alessi. “Laverne’s credentials are impressive, and we are proud to have her at the helm of the Cherry Hill Public Library.”




Celebrate Your Loved Ones!

Youth Services Art Tile Fundraiser

Colorful, hand‐crafted tiles get a personalized inscription giving you the chance to support your Library and receive a permanent spot in the Library’s Youth Services Department.

Each one unique, these tiles are the perfect way to celebrate the children (or anyone!) in your life. For $75, purchase one for your child to give to a family member or friend, or buy one for your own child and leave a lasting imprint on the Library you love.

Click here for an order form or call 856-903-1207 for more information.

Installation has begun! The first batch of colorful tiles are now installed! Stop by the Youth Services Department on the Library's Upper Level to check them out!


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Pay Library Bills Online

Online Payments

Use your credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay your Library fines and fees


1. Click here to access the online catalog.
2. Log in using your library barcode and pin(the last 4 digits of your phone number).
2. Select the Bills tab.
3. Click on the Pay Specific Bill tab or the Pay All Bills tab.
4. This will take you to a Paypal page. You do not need a paypal account to pay online.
5. Either login to your paypal account or enter your correct name and address information and email address and select continue.
6. Choose to pay with credit or debit card or Bill me later with your paypal account.
7. Fill in your information and click on review and continue.
8. You will get an email confirmation and when you log back in to your library account, you will see the bills are gone.

What is PayPal?
PayPal is a secure, online payment service that can be used to make or receive payments for an item or a service. The Library is using PayPal to offer patrons the option of paying their fines with a debit or credit card. Click here for more information about using PayPal.


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Get Mobile Access with BookMyne


BookMyne™ makes it quick and easy to access your local library on the go! . You can even log into your account using your library card number and pin in order to renew items, place holds on items and see what you have checked out. Find suggested reading instantly with your iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device. Barcode scanning capability available using iPhone and Android phones' camera function.

Stay logged in: Ask BookMyne to retain your details, so you won't have to log in each time.

Search the catalog: Search the catalog by author, title, subject or keyword. You'll see book summaries, cover images, number of copies and more.

Check bestseller lists: See what's on the bestseller lists, cross reference with our holdings, then place your hold.

Check out this video demo.


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NextReads Makes Choosing Your Next Great Book Quick and Easy!

NextReads is a service that e-mails you a list of new and upcoming books in the genres of your choice.

Choose from a list of categories and receive monthly newsletters listing featured books with synopsis information and links right to the Cherry Hill Public Library catalog. From there you can check for availability or place holds on the books you are interested in.

You can sign up for as many newsletters as you like and you can change your preferences at any time. If you are looking for the next book to read - this is the resource for you!

Click here to sign-up today!


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Library ELF

Library ELF

Are you constantly trying to keep track of when your books are due? Or those of your kids? If so, the Library ELF can help! Library ELF is a free service designed for busy library users that allows you to: Receive email notices of items before they become due. View the due dates of various items in a calendar format.


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