A message from the Board of Trustees of the McCowan Memorial
As of April 4, 2022, the Gloucester County Library System
(GCLS) will be fine free for its cardholders.
The McCowan Memorial Library is a municipal library and is
not part of the GCLS. We will continue
to charge fines on materials that are returned late. Here is what this means for you:
cardholders will be charged fines on McCowan materials returned overdue.
Pitman cardholders will not be charged fines on
overdue GCLS materials checked out at GCLS libraries or on GCLS materials
requested for transit and checked out here at McCowan.
GCLS cardholders will be charged fines on
overdue McCowan materials check out at McCowan or requested for transit and
checked out at GCLS libraries.
GCLS cardholders will not be charged fines on
GCLS materials requested for transit and checked out at McCowan.
We remind all patrons that the due date for all materials is
listed on the receipt you are provided at checkout. There are no fines on materials that are
returned on time. McCowan materials can
be returned at any LOGIN library (ask for a brochure for a list of all the
At this time, we are not certain which LOGIN libraries
outside of the GCLS will be fine free.
It will be the patronís responsibility to ascertain if materials checked
out from other libraries are or are not subject to overdue fines.
As always, we are grateful to serve our community and thank
you for your patronage.
week is National Library Week! For the week of April 4th through the
9th, we are again offering Fine Amnesty on all over due materials
returned! So if you have any long overdue books, bring them back next
week and there will be no fines!
Gloucester County has entered the Substantial level of Covid transmission. In keeping with recent CDC recommendations, masks are now optional while in the library regardless of vaccination status.
For those who wish to wear a mask and do not have one, the library can provide one. Please ask at the circulation desk.
Please continue to practice
social distancing in the library, particularly around children.
We thank our patrons and community for allowing us to serve
you safely through this difficult time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- "Amen, Amen, Amen" by Abby
- "Little Bee" by Chris
- "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de
- "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
titles available at GCLS. Call 856-589-1656 for more
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