Library News & Information
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.
Details can be found at Employment.
Mobile Printing Now Available (New!)
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 .
CURRENT LIBRARY SERVICES
--INDOOR SERVICES EXPANDED.Starting Tuesday, June 2, you may sit inside the library to read and study. Regular services continue, including computer use, faxing, ,copying, circulation, stack browsing, etc. To make an appointment, please call 856-456-4181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or messenger us on Facebook. Walk-in service will be provided upon availability.
--BOOK BUNDLES. Not sure what to read? Want a batch of books to tide you over in your free time? Revisit some of your favorite books? Book Bundles are the way to go. Let us know if the books are for your young child or tween, their likes, favorite authors, suggested topics and their reading level --- or make it a Librarian’s Choice -- and we’ll do the rest! Staff will gather up to five (5) books per bundle for you to retrieve by curbside pickup. To try this new service, email/call/Facebook Messenger us with your request, or simply fill out your request through this link .
--CURBSIDE PICKUP.Curbside pickup service continues. Please place a hold by emailing email@example.com or logging into your online library account or calling the library. If you need help with your online account, please contact us. After your materials are put aside for you, you will get a notification from us.
--COMPUTER USE. Please make an appointment to use public computers.
--STACK BROWSING.Stack browsing resumed on Monday, March 8, 2021.
--MEETING ROOM. The Library is offering Virtual Meeting Room free of charge to library cardholders! This service is available to nonprofit groups to meet up to twice per week. The Virtual Meeting Room can be reserved for up to two hours.
--WEEKLY PROGRAMS.Please check out our Calendar for programs. Currently, Story time will be held indoor on Tuesdays and online on Thursdays. Please like us on Facebook for updates.
--DIGITAL RESOURCES. You can enjoy e-books/audiobooks, movies, music via our digital resources such as Hoopla and Overdrive. Please download Hoopla for Hoopla Digital and Libby for Overdrive from App store, and register using your library card. If you need assistance on using the apps or forget your library PIN number to log on, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
--LIBRARY CARD. We offer Adult Card, Juvenile Card, Teacher's Card, and Out-of-Town Patron Card.
--REFERENCE AND CONTACT. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org or send messages via our Facebook page for questions, comments, and assistance.
--Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi signals are available 24/7 as always.
--BOARD MEETING. Monthly Board Meetings will be held online via Zoom. Access information can be found on the bottom of this page .
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.