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Group Visits

Please Note:

We are unable to accomodate library visits during the month of June.

However, if your school or group is interested in an assembly style visit promoting our

2014 Summer Reading Program: "Fizz, Boom, Read!"

at your facility, please contact us at 856-903-1231 or email ashields@chplnj.org.

 

Educational groups, located in Cherry Hill, are welcome to schedule a visit to the library for a tour, story time or research session. A Youth Services Librarian may also visit your group or school at your Cherry Hill location.

We reserve select dates each month for group visits; please allow 4-6 weeks lead time. For more information or to schedule a visit call 856-903-1231 or email ashields@chplnj.org.




Story Time – Available for preschool and other groups as appropriate.

Accomodation: 1 class per visit

Station: Librarian-led, age appropriate story time with related craft

Time: 30-45 minutes

 

 

Grades K-3: Introduction to the Library

Accomodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations:  School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30 minutes per station  

 

• Literature and a craft

• Tour of the Children’s floor

• Book browsing and optional check-out

 

    

Grades 1-5: Assisted Research Trip

Designed for teachers interested in supplementing a specific curricular unit (i.e. "Sea Life")

 

We can also accommodate classes conducting research on a wide variety of individual topics. This option requires a consultation with a librarian in advance.

 

Accomodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations:  School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30-45 minutes per station

 

 

• Literature/Story Time & Themed Craft


• Print research – classes are provided work space and pre-selected books related to the day’s topic


• Computer research – Librarian-led introduction to database or internet research skills, followed by time to teacher-directed research or activities

 

• Book browsing and optional check-out

 

 

 

Grades 1-5: Mock Caldecott Trip (December & January only)


The Mock Caldecott Trip is designed to develop student’s ability to analyze and rate picture books. Students will learn about the criteria for winning a Caldecott award and explore past winners using our Caldecott reference section. 

 

Accomodation: 1-3 classes per visit

Stations:  School's choice of 2-3 stations

Time: 30-45 minutes per station

 

• Caldecott History – learn about the Caldecott award and how to “read” picture book illustrations


• Story and Craft – past award winners and a related craft


• Browsing and balloting – explore the books that are this year’s strong Caldecott contenders and, like the real Caldecott committee, vote and vote until we have a winner!

 

 

For groups selecting the option of book and material checkout we are happy to provide your class with Student Library Card Applications prior to your visit. These forms must be completed by a parent and distributed and returned by a teacher to the library no less than two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. *Some materials maybe be restricted for checkout during group visits.


A Youth Services Librarian may also visit your group or school, at your Cherry Hill location, depending on scheduling availability.