The Friends of the Library have monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Library’s Multicultural Room on the Lower Level. All dues paying members are welcome to attend.
Upcoming 2014 Meetings:
Meetings are at 10 A.M. in the Multicultural Room, Lower Level, on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted:
*Thursday, October 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 pm (Friends Week)
April 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday, October 5th
1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Conference Center, Lower Level
Interested in volunteering, but don't know where to start? Join us for an informative workshop to find out how you can get involved! Meet volunteers and volunteer managers from various community organizations in the area that need your help. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. Here is the brochure.
Friends and Jr. Friends of CHPL will have a table at this event
Presented by: The Volunteer Center for South Jersey
Students* will receive volunteer credit for each of the following:
- Attending the fair
- Bringing a guest
- Making a donation for animals in need, such as dog/cat food, cat litter, sheets, towels, blankets, or toys
*Students should visit the library's sign-in table at the fair to receive credit
For more information contact Nancy at (856) 903-1234
National Friends Week October 19th -25th
Join us and celebrate National Friends Week. Here is a list of our activities. Don't forget, it is easy to become a Friend of the Cherry Hill Public Library.
Friends of CHPL Membership Form
Sunday, October 19th:
Meet author Patti Sheehy
Patti has penned exciting titles, The Boy Who Said No and Stalked
2 pm in the Conference Center, Lower Level
Tuesday, October 21st:
For $5 you will receive 25% off all your Boscov's purchase for the day
Wenesday, October 22nd-Saaturday, October 25th Noon
Annual Food Drive
Each year the Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library ask you to donate food to the library, which will benefit the Cherry Hill Food & Outreach Council and help those in need in the Cherry Hill area. If you prefer for the Cherry Hill Food & Outreach Council to buy food, please make your tax deductible check payable to CHFOC.
Acceptable donations: cereal, crackers, PB& J, Mac & Cheese, canned vegeables, canned fish, pasta, pasta sauce, instant oatmeal, juice boxes, etc.
Thursday, October 23rd:
Evening Friends meeting at 6:30 pm in the Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Friday, October 24th-Saturday, October 25th
Better Book Sale
Upcoming Friends Book Sale Dates
Sales will take place during library hours. Preview sales start at 6 pm. All day Saturday $5/bag. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Public Library.
Special Better Books Sale:
October 24th & 25th
November Book Sale:
Thursday 11/20, Friday 11/21, and Saturday 11/22
Friends Preview Sale: Wednesday, November 19th, beginning at 6 pm
Save the Dates: Upcoming Events (More information will be posted)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author Luncheon featuring Pam Jenoff
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Plant Sale Pick-Up
Saturday, June 6, 2015
(*Entries must be brought to the library on Friday, June 5, 2015)
Interested in Joining a Committee? Here is a List of Committees of the Friends*:
*Author Luncheon (April 22, 2015): Peggy Wysocki
*Boscov's Day in October: Madeline Gavin & Teresa Wallack
*Fall & Spring Trips: Madeline Gavin & Teresa Wallack
*Flea Market: Jim Gibson
Flower Show (June 5-6, 2015): Nancy Baasch-Schweizer & Peggy Wysocki - NBaasch-Schweizer@chplnj.org
Food Drive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends Week (10/19-10/25/2014): email@example.com
Friendship Grove Plant Committee: Cathy Staines
Gift Shop: Bryna Thaler -firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Drive: email@example.com
Library Week: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant sale to benefit Volunteer Breakfast & Friendship Grove (May 7, 2015): Nancy Baasch-Schweizer & Peggy Wysocki - NBaasch-Schweizer@chplnj.org
*Publicity: Maryann LoBianco
Raffle Tickets to benefit Scholarship Fund: email@example.com
Scholarship Committee: Jennifer Thiel - firstname.lastname@example.org
(*If there is not an email address listed, volunteers are not needed by the committee at this time)
Annual Volunteer Breakfast and Scholarship Awards
The Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library held its Annual Volunteer Breakfast on May 22nd where Scholarships were awarded to four Cherry Hill High Schools students entering their freshman year of college.
$1,000 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School West graduate Eytan Gittler who will attend Georgetown University and major in Nursing; $500 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School West graduate Marissa Clemens who will attend the College of New Jersey and major in Elementary Education/English; $250 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School East graduate Amanda Friedman who will attend Haverford College and major in Sociology; and $250 was awarded to Cherry Hill High School East graduate Sean Dan who will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Mechanical Engineering.
The Library's Scholarship Program was established in 2011 by a former Volunteer Board Member who wanted to help the Cherry Hill community by advancing educational opportunities for its students. This year, there were 19 applicants (one-third more than last year) increasing the number of recipients from three to four. The quality and quantity of the students deemed it necessary to award more than three winners. The winners were chosen based on their academic records, their essays describing what makes the Library special to them and recommendations from their mentors.
Anyone is welcome to donate books to the Friends of the Library to be sold at upcoming Book Sales. Books donations are accepted at the library:
Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
If you have a bag or two, you can drop them off at the Circulation Desk. If you have a trunk load of books, please pull around to the employee entrance of the Library and someone will help you unload.