Summer Programs

All programs will be held in the library community room unless noted. 
Everyone over 2 years old is required to wear a mask for indoor programs.

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in our summer reading program!  Beginning July 5th, participants read and log books for a chance to win prizes.

Kids & Teens

The youth program is open to ages 3-18 and participants will be grouped into one of three age categories: ages 3-6, 7-12, or 13-18. 

Stop by the library to pick up your reading log.  You’ll also receive a paper fish in its own tiny home. Halfway through your age group’s summer reading goal, you earn a package of decorations for your paper fish’s home. Participants who complete their reading log earn a free book and a chance in a drawing for a trip to the Camden Aquarium

Adults

Visit the Collingswood Library to pick up a starfish punch card! Each time you visit* the library this summer, a punch will be added to your card. With one or more punches you will be entered into a drawing for $25 Colls Cash. Earn all 6 stamps and have a chance to win a $50 Wawa gas gift card!

School Summer Reading Lists

Collingswood Middle School 6th Grade Books

Collingswood Middle School 7th Grade Books

Collingswood Middle School 8th Grade Books

Collingswood High School Books

Camden County Technical Schools Books

Woodlynne 6th-8th Grade Books

*Not always able to get to the library? Traveling this summer?  No worries; you can still participate in our adult summer reading program!  You can take a screenshot of your digital checkout (eBook/audiobook) and email it to libraryadmin@collingswoodlib.org and we’ll add a punch to your card.  

Collingswood Pride Picnic
June 20 5pm-8pm at the Scottish Rite

Celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community with an evening of festivities!  Enjoy Drag Queen Story Time, Teen Poetry Open Mic, crafts, music, vendors, and more!  Bring a picnic dinner.  The most creative picnic set up wins a prize. 
Check out the Collingswood borough event page for more details.

Life on the Reef Animal Presentation
Tuesday July 12 12pm-1pm at the Scottish Rite Auditorium

Learn about coral reefs and the various animals that live there with the Camden Aquarium! Register here.

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Bouncing Babies Storytime
Wednesdays 10am-10:30am
Ages 0-17 months

Come to the library for a giggly and wiggly lapsit for babies! Register here. 

Building Blocks Storytime
Fridays 10am-10:30am outside at the Scottish Rite
Ages 18-35 months

Join Miss Melissa and Miss Renee for storytime! We will read stories, sing songs and learn American Sign Language (ASL)!  Register here.

Sea Creature Kid Crafts
Tuesday July 26 1pm-2pm
Ages 4-6

Make some new underwater friends! Kids have a chance to create a fish, crab or jellyfish. No registration required.

What Floats?
Thursday July 7 1pm-1:30pm
Grades K-2

Learn about water buoyancy and how boats float on the water. Create your own boats and see if they float! No registration required.

Pirate Party
Tuesday July 19 2pm-4pm
Grades 1-5

Ahoy mateys! Come to our pirate-themed bash and become a pirate for a day! No registration required.

Ocean STEAM Creation Station
Thursdays in the Youth Services Area
Ages 6-11

Stop in and visit our Ocean-themed STEAM cart. Explore materials and supplies in the different STEAM Bins. Create, make, invent, and problem solve using the challenge cards and your imagination. No registration required.

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Make a Mermaid
Thursday July 14 3pm-4pm
Grades 3-6

Create a magical mermaid with pipe cleaners and yarn! Register here.

Create a Beach
Thursday July 28 3pm-4pm
Grades 3-6

Make your own sand clay and shell ornament! Register here.

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All teen programs are for grades 7-12 unless noted.

Collingswood Library Teen Discord

Join our server! Chat with other teens, share art, listen to music, and more! 
To register, please complete this Google Form. Shortly after completing the form, you will receive an invite to the server. For questions, email Melissa at mdesantis@collingswoodlib.org.

Teen Appreciation Party
Friday June 24  2pm-4pm

Teen Services wants to honor and celebrate all the volunteers and teens who make our library amazing!  There will be pizza, snacks, and awards.  This will also serve as a goodbye party for our fabulous teen librarian, Kaley Iacovetta. 

Jellyfish Plushie
Wednesday July 6 3pm-5pm

Learn how to sew a tentacular aquatic creature!  Register here.

Set Sail for Murder: A Nautical Mystery Escape Room 
Wednesday July 20 5pm-8pm

Trouble is afloat in this maritime mystery. Can you make it back to shore alive before the scallywag strikes again?  Register here.


Need Support?
Check out our Resources for Teens page for academic and mental health resources.  See also our LGBTQIA+ Resources page. 

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Conversation & Book Signing with Alicia Bessette & Matthew Quick (rescheduled from May)
Monday June 13  7pm-8 pm

Join us for an evening with author Alicia Bessette as she discusses her new book, Smile Beach Murder, with novelist Matthew Quick. 
 
From author Alicia Bessette comes an all-new mystery series featuring Callie Padget, a former reporter turned bookshop clerk on the Outer Banks who is pulled into a deadly web of secrets when a mysterious fall at a lighthouse echoes a tragedy from her past.  Register here
 
 

Medicare 101: A Learning Event on Zoom
Tuesday June 14 6pm-8pm

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare?  Will you be turning 65 in the next year or tow?  Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when to make changes, and the insurance options available to you.  Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B,C, and D.  Detail the costs associated with medical and prescription insurance.  Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Advantage Plans.  This program will simplify your choices, help you make well-informed decisions, and explain what Medicare means for you.  This is an educational event.

If you are interested in learning your options for Medicare, please register for for this FREE event.  

Collingswood Reads Book Club
3rd or 4th Wednesdays 7pm-8pm 

June 22: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.  

July 27: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. 

August 24: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. 

Multiple print copies available.
Digital copies available via Cloud Library,  Libby/Overdrive, and Axis 360.  More info here!

Adult Ocean Craft
Wednesday August 10 7pm-8pm

Join us for some coastal crafting! Create a pendant or keychain out of sea glass and wire. Register here.     

 

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