Announcing Summer Reading 2012!

June 5, 2012

It’s that time again … Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Monday, June 25th!  The prizes will begin on Wednesday, June 27th.  Summer Reading ends on Friday, August 17th.

There is a BRAND NEW Summer Reading Club for our littlest readers.  This is the “Early Literacy Club” for 0-3 year olds.  You will receive an activity sheet with fun activities that promote literacy for babies and toddlers.  Complete at least 10 activities and stop back in for a prize!

The theme is “Dream Big – Read!” for the 3 – 12 year old crowd.

4 hours of reading = 1 prize.  We will have a fabulous prize table & you may choose a toy, take a coupon for a yummy treat, enter a raffle, or even win a Book!

“Own the Night” for the teens (ages 12 – 18 years)

Complete 4 hours of reading, fill out your reading log, & stop in for a prize.  Your prizes include a weekly raffle to your favorite stores, food coupons, school supplies, & fantastic NEW books!  12 year olds may choose to join either reading club.  It is up to you!

Don’t forget that we have an Adult Summer Reading program too … We have something for everyone.  So, stop by and see us.  We have many of the Recommended Reading Lists for Evesham and Medford schools.  Many of the reading lists can also be found right here on our blog.  Just click on the “2012 Summer Reading” tab at the top of the page or click here.


Sunday Family Matinee: Hugo

May 11, 2012

Join us on Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm to watch this beautiful, Oscar-winning film based on Brian Selznick’s children’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Registration is not required and snacks are welcome! Rated PG.

Hunger Games Teen Lock-in

April 23, 2012

Last Saturday night, we “battled to the death” (well, sort of) at the Evesham/Medford/Pemberton Hunger Games Teen Lock-inCheck out our YouTube video here of the 1st challenge.

The Feast before the Hunger Games begin


District 1 tribute works with her stylists

Feather eyelashes for District 10

Prop team builds the runway

Awesome job!

A game of Fireball ... look out!

Ready to test your Hunger Games Knowledge in a game of ...

Trivia. 4 teams, 1 winner.

The Gamemakers

"May the odds be ever in your favor"

Wagging Tales on Wednesday Nights

March 28, 2012

Tai, Rusty, Beemer, and a couple new friends stopped by the Evesham Library for some good stories & fun.  The dogs from Leashes of Love visit us each month for a program that includes reading aloud, walking dogs, & learning interesting facts about our furry friends.  Check out our online calendar for the next Wagging Tales program!  (Don’t forget registration begins 2 weeks prior to the program!)

Tai and Dwayne

Hunger Games Teen Lock-in

March 27, 2012

Evesham Library (together with the Medford and Pemberton Branches) is hosting its first-ever Hunger Games Teen Lock-in on Saturday, April 21st 6 – 11pm for ages 12-18 years. Teens are invited to spend their Saturday night fighting for survival … Obstacle courses, combat training, and a competitive parade of tributes will test your skills & ingenuity.  All this and pizza too!

May the odds be ever in your favor

Registration begins on April 1st.  In addition to Registering, please pick up a permission slip at the Adult Information Desk & return it to us by Thursday, 4/19.  (Please click on link to register.)

Rizzieri’s Spa Event

February 21, 2012

Rizzieri Salon joined us at the Evesham Library for some family fun – chasing our mid-winter blues away.  In addition to a craft and refreshments, Rizzieri’s students (who will be graduating next month) were “on hand” for FREE MANICURES!  It was hands-down the best mother/daughter event of the year so far.  We’re hoping to have Rizzieri’s back to visit us in June.  Keep your eyes on the summer calendar!

Just getting started ...

Nail art is so fun!

and Glitter!

And the Winners are …

January 24, 2012

The American Library Association (ALA) yesterday announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Newbery, Geisel, Coretta Scott King, and Printz awardsClick here for a complete list.

2012 Award Winners

Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is … A Ball for Daisy, written & illustrated by Chris Raschka

Caldecott Winner



Honor Book –  Blackout by John Rocco

Honor Book – Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Honor Book – Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell








Newbery Medal – for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature is … Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Newbery Winner





Honor Book – Inside Out & Back by Thanhha Lai

Honor Book – Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin






Theodore Seuss Geisel Award – for the most distinguished beginning reader book is … Tales for Very Picker Eaters by Josh Schneider

Geisel Award Winner




Honor Book – I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Honor Book – I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Honor Book – See Me Run by Paul Meisel

Homeschool Open House for Parents

January 3, 2012

Homeschool parents and those considering homeschooling are invited to join staff from the Evesham and Medford Branches for a Homeschool Open House. We will focus on ebook services and electronic databases. Other resources useful for homeschool curriculums will be addressed. Included is a tour plus a question and answer period. Registration requested.

The Open House will be held at the Evesham Branch on Saturday, January 7th at 10:30 am. To register, you can call the library at 856-983-1444 or visit the online calendar. We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you, Miss Brodsky’s Class!

December 5, 2011

We would like to give a great big THANK YOU to the students of Miss Brodsky’s class at Y.A.L.E. School North for the lovely bookmarks they donated to the patrons and staff of Evesham Library.

Miss Brodsky’s students worked very hard crafting these attractive and sturdy bookmarks, many of which display uplifting and inspiring quotations about reading. Some are even illustrated!

So next time you visit, please take a turn around the Youth Services Reference desk and pick out a nice bookmark that speaks to you!



New Books for Youth Services & Young Adult

October 12, 2011

Visit us at the Evesham Library & check out the NEW “New Books” section for kids & teens.  Enjoy browsing the newest releases!

The New Books are in two locations … Youth Services New Books are located right next to the Juvenile Reference Desk.  Young Adult New Books are located in the Young Adult area closer to the Adult Information Desk.

So, stop by & find a good book to Fall into …

Youth Services NEW BOOKS

Young Adult NEW BOOKS