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Monthly Newsletter Volume 16, Issue 10

1584 Coles Mill Road Franklinville, NJ 08322 phone: 856-694-2833 website: Denise Saia, Director Deborah Riether, ed.

Library Hours: Monday—Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 2013

iPad Winner Announced Congratulations to Linda Senor of Franklinville! Linda won the new iPad that the library gave away on Community Day. Close to 500 people visited our booth and we thank you all for stopping by! (*The iPad used in this giveaway was donated by a vendor.)

Ned Hector, Revolutionary War Hero Thursday, October 3rd, 6-8pm Meet Edward "Ned" Hector, Free Black Colonial Soldier, Wagoneer, Respected Patriot, Hero. Noah Lewis gives a historical dramatization of the life and times of this Revolutionary soldier from the Battle of Brandywine. Suitable for grades 5 and up. Registration required by October 1. Sign up in the library or call 856-694-2833.

Seek the Unknown during Teen Read Week @your library! October 13—19, 2013

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Spotlight on… EDUCATIONAL DVDs What do the following titles have in common—Dinosaurs A to Z, Julia Child’s Dinner Party Favorites, Digital Media, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?, Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Rebel, Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, and The Life of Muhammad? They are all titles of new DVDs in the educational video section. There should be something interesting for everyone to find there. You can learn more about a subject that you are familiar with or something new that you have always wanted to know. Educational DVDs can be borrowed for seven days. They are free to take out but there is a fee for late returns.

DVD Titles Coming to Your Library After Earth The Bling Ring The Conjuring The Croods Disconnect The Hangover Part III The Heat The Iceman The Internship Monsters University Now You See Me Pacific Rim The Place Beyond the Pines The Purge This is the End The Way, Way Back

Seek the Unknown during Teen Read Week™ @your library! October 13—19, 2013

This year’s theme, Seek the Unknown @your library, dares teens to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more! It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users. In recent years, many families have had to adapt to make do with less as a result of the economy. As many have learned unsurprisingly, the library is a great place to start. “Teen Read Week™” is a great opportunity to educate teens and their families about all the free services the library can offer while also encouraging teens to explore all the different resources it provides. Moreover, strong reading skills are more critical than ever because it can translate into better performance at school. This is why it is important to show them that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free. Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home as well. The library offers these ideas:  Visit the public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.  Set aside time each night for the family to read.  Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.  Share your favorite book with your teen.  Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Booklists and Book Awards page at yalsa/booklists.  Join a book discussion group at the school or public library. Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by YALSA, a division of the American Library Association. For more information, visit

UPCOMING PROGRAMS Evening Storytimes and Craft Thursday, October 3 and October 17 6:30pm to 7:15pm Join

us in the Children's Library for these special storytimes and craft hosted by 7th grade students from Delsea Middle School. Children ages 3 to 8 are welcome with a caregiver. This event is a joint project of the Franklin Township Library, Delsea Middle and High School Media Centers, and Janvier, Main Road and Reutter School Libraries. No registration is required.

Trails in Little-Known Places Thursday, November 7 7 to 8pm

October Displays Display Case Near Copier: National Dinosaur Month Display Case Near Magazines: Adopt a Dog Month

Join Mark Demitroff, NJ Certified Tree Expert and Pinelands Geographer, for this presentation that celebrates long-ago communities of Franklin Township, such as Blue Bell, the Victoria temperance colony, Ziontown, and the lake at Lake, as well as eight ancient trails in the Pine Barrens of western Atlantic County, along with old sites associated with their traces. These were twisted sand tracks that wove together a colorful tapestry of woodland camps, plantations, hamlets, and rest stops, many of which are now long forgotten. Native Americans and settlers alike followed paths from pond-to-pond to stalk game and collect natural resources. These byways were called: 1) Long-A-Coming; 2) Cohansey; 3) Tuckahoe; 4) Woodbury; 5) Hance Bridge; 6) Bears Head; 7) Blue Anchor; and 8) Cumberland trails. Associated toponyms include: the Steelman Plantation in the Lochs-of-the-Swamp; Colwell’s Coal Grounds at Horse Break Pond; Punch Bowl, a curious geologic feature; Berrys charcoal camp, Abbotts Place charcoal station; and tarkiln station at Vanaman’s Thick ‘N Hole. Registration is required by Wednesday, November 6th. This program is suitable for ages 12 and up. (856) 694-2833

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Evening Storytime/Craft 6:30pm Ned Hector Program 6pm

Walk-in Craft 11am to 1pm



14 15 Toddler Columbus Day Storytime 10:30am Library Open


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