The Smartest Card

Monday, March 8, 2010

A library card can open new worlds. It is the key that unlocks all the exciting adventures waiting to be found in books and children of any age, living in Cherry Hill, are eligible for a CHPL library card. As your child becomes a reader, they will need a constant flow of new books and a library card can provide just that. Here are some tips for making the most of a new library card:

1. Meet your children's librarians (we're all really nice!) and check out our book recommendations. We have a big binder full of carefully assembled booklists at the children's desk and we love to share our recommendations.

2. Pick up a calendar of events and check out the many programs we offer for children. Registration for each month's programs open the 15th of the previous month. For instance, registration for April programs begins March 15th.

3. Sign up for Library Elf. Library Elf is a FREE service that can help you keep track of your library account. You can register all of the library cards in your family and manage who has what checked out and avoid overdue fees.

4. Keep library books together at home. Have a basket or a shelf where library books go to avoid a mad search for them when the due date rolls around.

5. (Warning: shameless shelf promotion ahead!) Read the children's blog, The Wild Rumpus, for book recommendations, upcoming events, and discussions on children's literature.

We hope you and your child will visit the library often in the coming years and spend many enjoyable hours here putting your library card to good use!
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