Library News & Information
Summer Reading Program is BACK!!!
Summer Reading is back at the Gloucester City Library! It runs from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday August 19. Click the 2022 Summer Reading Program flyer for detials.
Make sure you grab your reading logs at the library OR fill out the online reading log from here.
We have programs for children of all ages! Join us on Mondays for family friendly movies. Storytime is every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Come by on Tuesday afternoons for Game On and play games on our Xbox or PS4, play a round of pool on our new mini pool table, or challenge your friends to a round of your favorite board game! And don't miss our new program this summer, Toddler Playgroup, for a chance to meet other parents and their children, and enjoy fun games and toys at the library!
Register Now for Free Digital Literacy Bootcamp
Gloucester City Library is partnering with the New Jersey State Library to provide an IC3 Digital Literacy Bootcamp! This is a FREE, online computer course for adults looking to improve their computer skills. We will cover computer basics, online security, social media, Microsoft Office, and many other topics which can help you succeed at work or communicate with family and friends.
The course will run from May 24 to July 21. Classes will be held online every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 2 PM. In-person and online tutoring will be available for anyone who needs extra help. Please sign up using the form here . If you have questions or would like help signing up, contact Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-456-4181 ext 107.
Library Open Fully With No Appointments Needed
The Gloucester City Library is excited to announce its full reopening effetive Monday, March 7th, 2022. Appointments are no longer needed and doors will be open to the public.
We offer a wide range of services for the community to meet many different needs: Indoor Storytime on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am, Mobile Printing, Charging Stations and Work Space , a new Labor and Literacy Lab to help with digital literacy, adult learning, and job seeking, and much, much more.
The library follows the CDC guidelines on Covid-19 safety as outlined on their website . It remains possible that the library may need to reinstate mask mandatory in the future per CDC guidelines, the Governor's orders, and/or local decisions.
Labor and Literacy Lab Now Open!
Gloucester City Library is happy to annouce the opening of the Labor and Literacy Lab! We offer FREE classes and one-on-one support for patrons who want to improve their computer skills, find a new job, or further their education. The lab is open for walk-ins on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Appointments can be made for other days by emailing email@example.com or calling the library. Please click this page for more informaiton and resources.
This initiative is a part of the Hub & Spoke Libraries pilot project, a statewide effort providing uniform digital literacy training for NJ workforce. It is supported with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the New Jersey State Library. Learn more at www.njstatelib.org.
World Book Now Available Online
The Gloucester City Library has a subscription to World Book Online! This means all library card holders have FREE access from home or on the go with any internet-connected device. With World Book Online, users of all ages and reading levels can research homework assignments, read stories, articles, books, and current events. Students can practice basic skills, explore pictures and videos, and play educational games. To access, simply log in with your library card number and choose your grade level or area of interest from here.
Library Received a $25,000 Grant
The New Jersey State Library announced that the Gloucester City Library has been selected to participate in its Hub & Spoke Libraries pilot project, a statewide effort providing uniform digital literacy training for NJ workforce. Through a competitive grant process, the State Library selected three hub libraries that will serve as regionally-based training labs, and 11 spoke libraries that will provide additional digital literacy support. Gloucester City Library will participate in the program as a spoke library. The Gloucester City Library will connect with its local Workforce Development Board and American Job Center to offer digital literacy workshops and other workforce-related services. Participants will have access to free, high quality training materials and mini lessons on both digital literacy as well as job searching skills .
This project was made possible through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds made available to the New Jersey State Library through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more information about the Hub & Spoke Libraries pilot project, please visit here.
Board MeetingsCurrently the monthly board meeting is held via Zoom. Access can be found on the bottom of this page .
Details can be found at Employment.
Mobile Printing Now Available
Library now offers mobile printing. Patrons can print from ANYWHERE and pick up printouts from the library during the library hours. Details can be found at Mobile Printing .
Need help with math homework, writing a paper, studying for a science test? Planning to take the GED and need some tutoring or practice tests? Brainfuse HelpNow offers expert help through live tutoring and online study sessions and exercises. Brainfuse features include Homework Help, Adult Learning Center Access, Skills-Building, Personalized eLearning tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab, Homework Send Question, and Foreign Language Lab, etc. To access, please go to Brainfuse and log in with your library card number. Create an account to launch the programs and online help. Please go to Digital Library for more details
TAX HELP INFORMATION
Tax-Aide sites are now open for the season. The following sites offer free in-person or virtual tax help by appointment only:
1.AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers (1) low-contact or (2) contact-free tax help by appointment only. Taxpayers meet once or twice with a certified volunteer to scan documents and gather basic information.Taxpayers and certified volunteers interact by phone or online and exchange documents electronically. Click here for more information or to make an appointment.
2.The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer in-person, drop-off, or virtual tax prep assistance. Click here for location and appointment information.
Video Games Now Available at the Library
Gloucester City Library is
excited to announce that library cardholders may now check out video
games! Our collection consists of games for Nintendo Switch, Sony
PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Xbox One.
Check Out Hoopla
Are you on the go a lot? Wish you could watch some great movies and TV on your mobile device while traveling? Are music or audiobooks more your travel style? The Gloucester City Library has you covered with hoopla digital! Visit hoopladigital.com or ask about it the next time you are in the library!
*Note: A broadband or mobile data connection is required in order to use this service.
Seeking GHS, and GCHS Yearbooks
In order to start a yearbook digitalization project, Gloucester City Library is calling for the donation or lending of Gloucester City High School (GHS) and Gloucester Catholic High School (GCHS) yearbooks to complete its current yearbook collection. This project aims to make the entire local yearbook collection available in digital format and eventually available online to the public.
GHS - 1937, 1939-1941, 1944, 1945, and all years prior to 1935.
GCHS - 1942-1947, 1953, 1955, 1959-1961, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, and all years prior to 1941.
Free Museum Passes at the Gloucester City Library!
Due to COVID-19,both the availability of the museums as well as their public hours change constantly. Currently, we have the following passes for our patrons to check out. Please click the links below for their hours and programs.
All museum passes may only be checked out to an adult card holder for no more than three days. Please visit the Museum Pass page to learn more about our passes.