What's New...

December 15, 2022

 We currently have passes to the following museums:

-The Academy of Natural Sciences

-Museum of the American Revolution

-National Constitution Center

-Cedar RunWildlife Refuge

-Philladelphia Magical Garden

-Battleship New Jersey 


October 6, 2022

The library now has tote bags for sale.  The tote bags are $5.00 each.  You can also win a bag by completing the Fall Reading Challenge which can be downloaded here or pick up the Challenge Form at the library.  All ages are invited to participate.

September 15, 2022

NJ Library Facts

Check out this interesting article about the make up of New Jersey Libraries.

August 23, 2022

The Summer Reading program is winding down.  This week August 24th will be the last meeting of Story Hour, Craft Time and the Book Club.  We hope that everyone has enjoyed spending some of their summer with us.  Don't forget to collect your sea creatures from the Ocean.  Look for the library at the Back To School event at Volz School on Wednesday August 31st.  We wish you all a wonderful new school year!

June 2, 2022

The RPL is busy preparing for the Summer Reading Program 2022,  The theme this year is Oceans of Possibilities.  The kick-off begins on Monday June 27, 2022.  We are so looking forward to seeing all of you.  To check the Calendar of Events please check here or stop in to get a print out of events.  Please remember that some things need pre-registration to help make sure we have enough supples.  You can email us at Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com or call: 856.939.4688  

March 25, 2022

Looking for a Spring craft?  Stop in and pick up one of five beautiful pages to color and cut out to make a unique bookmarker.  Click Here for ideas.  Don't forget to share your work with us on Facebook or Instagram.

March 1, 2022

Beginning on March 7, 2022, the library will be relaxing the mask requirement.  Mask wearing will be optional.  If you are sick or coughing, it would be appreciated if you would postpone your visit or wear a mask and limit your time in the library.   

February 2022

We're opening 2022 with some new content.  Click Here to see Dragon's Love Tacos and Dragons Love Tacos 2 read to you by Mrs. Susan Wallen.  We have a youtube channel now, RPL Kid's Corner.  Check back for more book titles.  Contact the library if you would like to contribute by reading for our channel.  Let us know what you think!

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Beginning the Week of January 24, 2022, you can schedule an appointment with the AARP online  to have your taxes prepared in the Runnemede Senior Center. Please download the appointment schedule above or click here. Follow the directions for making an appointment and downloading needed documents.  

November 8, 2021

Need Homework Help?  Need Free Online Tutoring?  Need Resume Help?

All of these services are free for you to use.  All you need is your library card number and to create your own account.  Need assistance, just ask.

Click Here for more information.

October 1, 2021

Just a reminder that the library is open.  We also continue to keep the library as clean and sanitary as possible for your safety and comfort.  For this reason we continue to ask that you wear a mask when in the library and limit your time in the library.  We are so glad to see so many familiar faces.  If you haven't been in for a while, stop in and see the remodel and check out a book.

September 16, 2021

At the September 14, 2021 Library Board of Trustee meeting the Board welcomed the Mayor and several Council people to the official Ribbon Cutting of the newly renovated library.  Thanks to tremendous support from our government officials and the Board of Trustees the renovation is complete.  

Stop in to see what was done while we were closed to the public last year.

September 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Hours will go into effect on Tuesday September 7, 2021.  


Monday 10:00 am-4:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm

Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm


*At this time we are asking everyone to wear a mask when in the library and to limit their time in the library to 1 hour.


* We are asking that  anyone wishing to use the library for tutoring, to please call ahead and make an appointment. Tuesday and Thursday would be best.  We'll reserve a spot for you.


* There will be no groups scheduled to use the library at this time.




July 26, 2021

We've just added some new titles to the Triton Summer reaading book list.


The library will be at the National Night Out event on Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 6:00-9:00pm.   National Night Out is being held in the Harry Williams  parking lot.  Stop by, we'll have some goodies for the kids, a Storybook Walk featuring Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London, and a small craft to take home.

Can't wait to see you!

July 14, 2021

     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.

June 20, 2021

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.

May 18, 2021

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.

May 12, 2021

Stop by to take the Storybook Walk (Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London) and check out the Fairy Garden!

April 28, 2021

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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.


April 26, 2021

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.

April 1, 2021

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

March 29, 2021

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

March 18, 2021

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.

March 15, 2021

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.

3/8/21 Check out our exciting new program

Looking for help in the following areas:  Brainfuse.

Use your library card # to sign in.

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

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.

March 2, 2021


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Help us celebrate the 117th birthday of Theodore Geisel, author of 45 books.


Call us to reserve your favorites and pick up a birthday book bag!  939-4688

February 16, 2021

  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.

February 8, 2021

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Above in an article by Lisa Gardner, if you are interested in her writing process.  Published in the February 1, 2021 Publisher Weekly.

January 28, 2021

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

January 22, 2021

Thank you for your patience during the recent closure.  The library is once again open for curbside services.  Please call or email the library, we'll do what we can to help.   New books, check here.

856-939-4688, Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com

January 10, 2021

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Sneak Peek of some of the changes.

December 14, 2020

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.

November 23, 2020

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.

November 11, 2020

Want to learn how to use zoom? This is a great tutorial by AARP.

 watch this video.  

To dig a little deeper go to Zoom.us

October 7, 2020

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:

-Computer usage






Don't forget to check out new books if you are looking for ideas.

September 29, 2020

September 8, 2020

Building Update:

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

September 4, 2020

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August 12, 2020

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.

August 3, 2020

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.


Register Now





July 21, 2020


Check out the new video with Theresa and Elise.

Making Invisible Ink.


Click HereFor Video and printable instructions.

July 16, 2020

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).

See Theresa and Elise make Sticky Slime

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.

Visit:  aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide

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.


Preparations for re-opening

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

Email: Runnemedelibrary@gmail.com

Text: 856-882-6131, add your last name and patron number


To download and print this information, click here.  


Online catalog instructions for download and printing.
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