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Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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McCowan Memorial Library
15 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
PH (856) 589-1656
FAX (856) 582-4982

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Attention Patrons:


In order to continue to safely serve our community, the McCowan Library has decided to continue to require that masks be worn inside our building until further notice.  We will re-evaluate the policy after Labor Day.


We serve all patrons, including those who are vaccinated, those who are not, children, and those who remain at-risk.


If you do not have a mask, we are happy to provide one to you.


We deeply appreciate your patience as we continue to try to keep our community safe. 

Starting May 19th, the McCowan Library will be operating without capacity restrictions.  This means the following for our patrons:

- Masks and social distancing will still be required inside the building.
- Our Craft and Story Time programs will continue to be held in Ballard Park for the summer.  In the case of inclement weather, the programs will be held inside in the Community Room.  Due to social distancing requirements, the library reserves the right to limit the number of people who can be in the Community Room on these occasions
- More seating will be made available to the public inside the building.
- Group meeting rooms will be available again.  Groups meeting in our Local History Room must be limited to 10 people or less.
- Curbside service will still be available to those who who do not wish to enter the building.  See below for more information.

Curbside Pickup:


For those who do not wish to enter the library, curbside pickup will continue!  Here is how it will work:

You can place material requests by calling us at 856-589-1656 or emailing us at

We will let you know when the material is available.

Call us when you are outside the library and we will bring it out to you.

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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