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McCowan Memorial Library
15 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
PH (856) 589-1656
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Our wonderful Children's Librarian Mrs. Forte is retiring.  While we can never replace her, we are seeking applicants to fill the position.  Below is the posting:

Coordinator of Children’s Services 

McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, New Jersey is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and creative person to coordinate and perform story hour and other programs for the children at our small community library. 


·       Develop and conduct programs for children which encourage reading, viewing and listening skills and use of the Library facilities and materials.

  • Develop, publicize and implement programs and services for children and their caregivers.
  • Engage in outreach to school, daycares and preschools, and other community organizations and agencies that serve children and their caregivers.
  • Perform statistical and narrative reports to support the children’s programs.
  • Participate in library organizations and attend meetings and workshops as related to children’s programs.


Qualifications:  prior children’s programming or teaching experience, ability to work independently and responsibly, strong verbal and written communication skills and a love for libraries.  

Qualified candidates may respond for this position by e-mail or mail:  McCowan Memorial Library, 15 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071.


Resumes accepted through November 22nd; position available mid-December.

Only those candidates who meet the requirements for this position will be contacted.

Our next McCowan Memorial Library Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. New members are always welcome! Our November book selection is "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni. Extra copies of the book are available at the library. Please see the circulation desk. If you've already read it, we would love to have you join the discussion. Bring a friend!

As usual, there will be plenty of our normal activities here at McCowan Library.  Story Time, Gym Time for kids, arts and crafts, and new adult programs are all coming our way this fall.  In addition, stop by to browse our new books, magazines, DVDs and more. 

Courtesy of the Friends of McCowan Memorial Library, the following museum passes are available:
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Morris Arboretum
  • American History Museum at Deptford NJ
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • The Mutter Museum New!!
  • Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology New!!
THE FRIENDS LOVE OUR LIBRARY!!!....The"Friends of the Library" invite you to become a member and support McCowan Memorial Library in 2019. The "Friends" engage in fundraising to financially assist the library, paying for performers and programs, supporting the summer reading program, children's programming, furniture and books that the library might otherwise not be able to afford. A great way to give back to your community. Checks are made payable to Friends of McCowan, 15 Pitman Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071 
 Do You Belong to a Book Club? Try our Book Club in a Bag......12 books, book log, discussion questions included. Check out period is 8 weeks. Titles available:  

  • "The Room" by Emma Donoghue
  • "Amen, Amen, Amen" by Abby Sher
  • "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
  • "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" by Mark Haddon
  • "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
  • "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
  • "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris
  • "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
  • "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
  • "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate 

More titles available at GCLS. Call 856-589-1656 for more information.  

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