As you can see from our home page, the library has re-opened. We have Triton's summer reading books, take home crafts for the kids each week, the StoryBook Walk and a beautifully renovated building to see.
While we've been closed we have continued to purchase new books, all of which can be viewed by linking to this page.
Many of you have gotten used to having your books brought out to your car, we will continue to provide this service to anyone who asks, and during the summer, Fridays will be Curbside only days between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Since we were last open, the library has instituted a no-fine policy. All we ask is that you return the books that have been borrowed no matter how long they have been out. There will be no fines assessed.
We are so looking forward to welcoming everyone back.
*Please remember that for the time being we are asking you to wear your mask while inside the library and to* limit your visit to one hour.
The library is getting ready for the Summer Reading Program. Even though it may look a little different this year, we have lots of suprises for you.
Check here for weekly updates about the crafts you can pick up, the summer reading tags you can earn, the free Scholastic Books (limited number left) and the reading record so you can keep track of how much progress you've made over the summer.
We have lots of new kids books, to see what we have that's new, click here.
Beginning the week of May 18, 2021, the library will be giving away sets of Scholastic Books on grade level. Each set contains 5 books and comes with a canvas bag to color. You can stop by during our hours of operation, call and a staff person will bring out the bags to you. 939-4688.
Current hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm and Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm for curbside services. Limited appointments are also available Monday-Thursday, Please call to arrange a visit.
Stop by to take the Storybook Walk (Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London) and check out the Fairy Garden!
CONTACTLESS CURBSIDE SERVICES CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE.
Beginning the week of May 3, 2021, the library will begin to allow people back into the building. A limited number of appointments will be available. You must call to schedule a time. 939-4688.
For now, appointments are limited to Monday- Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm on the hour for 45 minutes.
This is what we are doing:
Following all Camden County guidelines including protective equipment, cleaning and social distancing.
Hand sanitizer stations are available in several locations throughout the library.
Working to provide as many no-contact services as possible including books, copies, printing, faxing, notary services, and many online programs including e-books for kids and adults.
When using the computer, staff help will be limited.
This is what we need from you:
-Please limit your visit to 45 minutes per day.
-All returns should be left in the hallway in a box provided.
-Everyone over the age of 2 is required to properly wear a mask while inside the library and during contactless pickup. Wear your mask over your mouth and nose.
-Please remain at least six feet from other library users and staff during your time in the library.
-Please use disinfectant wipes to clean keyboards and computer mice after use.
-No food or drink allowed at this time.
Self-assess before visiting. If you are not feeling well, or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above (CDC Guidelines), please postpone your visit for another day.
Origami Craft Kits
For a limited time, four different sets of origami bookmarker crafts are available for the asking. Just call and ask or send an email.
Set One: 4 designs for book corners,
Set Two: 4 different silly faces,
Set Three 4 animal designs: Butterfly, Frog,Turtle,and Bird,
Set Four: 4 animal designs, Rabbit, Fox, Dolphin, and Penguin.
For help, go to demco.com/upstart.
Show us what you've done, post a picture on Facebook.
Until we can welcome you back inside the library, stop by and take a Book Walk on the outside of the library. Start on the WaWa side of the library and read a storybook in the windows of the library. This month we are featuring Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean. We Miss You! Click Here
Just as we were trying to open more hours for curbside services, the library had a Covid-19 exposure. For the safety of staff and the community we will go back to Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm. We'll try again when everyone has a chance to be vaccinated.
Easter Week: Closed Monday, Open for curbside Tuesday-Thursday 10-2
The Tax Deadline for filing 2020 tax returns has been extended to May 17, 2021. If you need help, go to AARP.org/taxaide. Need tax forms? Give us a call, we'll bring them out to your vehicle.
Good News! As we make our way back to regular life, the library is able to make more curbside pickup hours available. Beginning this week the library is extending Wednesday hours from 2:00pm-6:00pm. We will continue to offer curbside services Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm.
Don't forget we offer copying, faxing, printing from your phone, tax forms, as well as books from the convenience of your vehicle.
Looking for help in the following areas: Brainfuse.
Use your library card # to sign in.
March is Women's History Month, Check out some of the great titles we have available. Women in History
Just a reminder: All returned books are held in quarantine for 72 hours and then thoroughly cleaned before being re-circulated or filed away.
Updated AARP tax preparation info: There will be no in person tax preparation this year. There is virtual help if you are interested.
Use this link, fill out the form and an AARP tax helper will call you and help walk you through the process. AARP.ORG/TAXAIDE
If you need tax forms, we can print them for you, Call or email.
Above in an article by Lisa Gardner, if you are interested in her writing process. Published in the February 1, 2021 Publisher Weekly.
The folks who volunteer with the AARP Tax Preparation are working on a plan to help with taxes while keeping everyone safe. Watch for information as it becomes available. Call the library, leave your name and number and we'll get back to you as soon as we have more to share. 856-939-4688
The holiday schedule for the end of the year is as follows:
The library will be closed from Thursday December 24th through Sunday January 3rd. The library will re-open on Monday January 4, 2021 for curbside delivery. Please let us know what we can do now to get you enough books. There is no real limit and no fines during this difficult time.
By the time we re-open all of the remodel should be completed.
We wish you the best of the holiday season and we join you in hoping for a much better 2021. Stay safe and healthy. To see the new books Click Here.
This week is a short week. We will be open Monday thru Wednesday for curside, remote acrivities only.
The library will be closed Thursday November 26th through Sunday November 29th, and will re-open on Monday November 30th for remote, curbside book delivery.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.
Want to learn how to use zoom? This is a great tutorial by AARP.
To dig a little deeper go to Zoom.us
The library building continues to be closed to the public, however we are still offering CURBSIDE DELIVERY Monday thru Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please call ahead to put books on reserve or for help using the online catalog. 856-939-4688 or send your requests to: Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com.
Also available by appointment:
Don't forget to check out new books if you are looking for ideas.
Timely Information: Check out information from Camden County NJ
While the library building is closed, it is getting a remodel. The building will be fresher, cleaner, and better able to function in the new reality we find ourselves in with Covid-19. Can't wait to welcome you back soon.
Please remember that even though the building remains closed, we are still here to help in anyway we can. Curbside delivery continues as does printing, copying and notary services. Need books for the kids? Check our catalog, we're happy to pull books for you and deliver them to you vehicle. Call 856-939-4688 or email us: Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com. To see new books, Click Here
The following museum passes are available for patron use:
The Mueum of the American Revolution
The Battleship New Jersey
The Academy of Natural Sciences
The Mutter Museum
The Eastern State Penitentiary
Woodfor Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Please check for updates from each facility and follow the instructions.
Please call ahead to reserve a pass. We will deliver the pass to your vehicle.
The Runnemede Public Library is please to host a Free Parent Webinar:
5 Ways to Ease Your Student Back to School After Covid-19
A free webinar for parents of Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
In this 30 minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive seminar, parents are invited to learn best-practice, tools and strategies to support their student as they transition back to school this fall.
When: Monday August 17, 2020, 10:00am or 6:00pm
How: You will receive a Zoom invite prior to the start of the webinar.
In this free seminar, parents will learn:
-How can I help my student start school strong
-What proven activities should your student practice to maximize academic success
-How can I keep my student on track and on task
-How can I encourage my student's accountability
-What are the best strategies to help my student minimize distractions
-What are the best ways to reduce your student's stress and anxiety
-What are the best ways to deal with uncertainty
There is no charge for the program but registration is required.
The library building continues to be closed to the public, however appointments can be made for curbside pick-up, limited computer use and notary services. Please call for scheduling; 939-4688 or email: Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com.
Check out the first of our craft videos. Learn how to make Sticky Slime from the new book called Smithsonian Maker Lab.
This is one of 28 Super Cool Projects to do at home.
Call the library to get a small container of slime or to borrow the book. (supplies limited).
June 29, 2020
Update from the AARP
Virtual Tax Help Available
-AARP is now offering online options for tax preparation as well as help over the phone.
-We encourage you to take advantage of the new Tax-Aide's Virtual Options.
-A self-prep option, provides taxpayers with free access to software so you can prepare taxes on your own, is available via the link below.
-If you would like help completing your own taxes, you can request the assistance of a volunteer to coach you through the process via phone or computer screen-sharing.
June 27, 2020
Although the Governor has ok'd libraries to open as of July 2nd, we are not ready to begin normal operations. As we await supplies needed to keep the staff and patrons safe we will continue to offer curbside/ no contact delivery. The library staff is committed to offering our community the best possible service under the circumstances. As we make needed adjustments to the building, we will keep you informed. Call us or email, we'll do whatever we can to help. There are lots of books and activity bags for kids to use at home. Just ask. Need ideas for what to read? Click Here to see the newest arrivals.
June 22, 2020
The Battleship New Jersey has re-opened for self-guided tours. More Information.
At home Summer Reading Program has begun. See all activities for kids.
Check out the new, free programs available from ScholasticOnline and don't forget to pick up a copy of First Aid for Feelings.
June 12, 2020
Governor Murphy announced today that libraries throughout the state of New Jersey may start offering "curbside or no contact" pickup of materials as early as next week.
We are hard at work planning how to re-open in ways that prioritize your safety and the safety of library staff. The re-opening will occur in several phases. We are currently in Phase I.
Getting items on hold:
Your holds from March are right where we left them. Soon you will be contacted to see if you are still interested and when they will be available for pick up.
Returning checked out materials:
The book drop is available for returning materials. There is no rush as dates have been extended to July 31st. For your safety and the safety of our staff, all materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and reshelved.
No-contact pick-up of materials:
'We will make an announcement soon regarding when you may begin picking up library materials for check out. You can begin to use the online catalog to seach for titles or use this link to see all the newest books available as of last March. New books will be added as deliveries resume.
The building will be open to the public after the Governor's Executive Order that closed libraries back in March is lifted. We are working to prepare the building so it is safe for library users and staff.
Access to Libby (e-books) is available 24/7as well as the Scholastic Storybooks for kids. Need help setting it up or using, call or email, we're happy to help.
June 8, 2020
As we prepare for offering library services in the COVID-19 world, (beginning date to be determined as per the Governor).
The library will be adjusting hours and beginning with curbside delivery. The building will continue to remain closed for the time being. We will need your help. Giving us a list of books will really help us help you. New books have been ordered but currently are undeliverable. Once they have been received the books will be posted under the New Book section of the website. For now if you want to look through our selection, click here or us the online catalog.
2020 Census Update
So far 71.7% of Runnemede residents have completed the census. If you haven't responded, can you help get us closer to 100%?
Getting an accurate count directly benefits our schools and health care system. An accurate count is also important for Congressional representation. Our numbers matter.
How can I help? You can still respond by internet, phone or by filling in the Census form you received in the mail. Help us and yourself out!
Steps for using the Online Catalog
Did you know that you can use the online catalog to find books and other materials? You can also view your current checkouts, renew your books ,and reserve materials for yourself. (We will pull the requests and call you)
To use the catalog:
1. Once on the website: RunnemedePublicLibrary.net
2.Look for Books and More, click on the library logo, search here.
3. To login into your personal page, look for the login function on the upper right side of the catalog search page in the blue section.
When prompted fill in:
Username: your patron number from your library card.
Password: your last name all lower case
Once logged in look for the Catalog tab and My Info tab on the Upper left in the blue box.
From here you can see your checked out materials and due dates, renew your books and put items on reserve.
Having a problem: We can help with set up and or reset.
Call us: 856-939-4688
Text: 856-882-6131, add your last name and patron number
To download and print this information, click here.
2 Broadway & BHP
P.O. Box 119
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Phone: 856 939-4688
Like us on Facebook!
We'll share new book information, programs and weather closures.