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Gloucester County Celebrates National Library Week April 10-16th. Reception at Swedesboro Library & Kick Off of Wi-Fi Service.

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Bill Krebs, liaison to the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) announced that the county will celebrate National Library Week from April 10th through April 16th. A reception at Swedesboro Library (1442 Kings Highway) on Friday, April 15 at 11 am, to recognize Swedesboro Library's new branch status and to kick off the new Wi-Fi service in GCLS are some of the events planned.

The GCLS libraries are now 'Wireless Hotspots'" said Freeholder Director Sweeney. Sweeney said that all of the GCLS libraries now offer free wireless Internet access to their customers with appropriately equipped wireless devices. "Our library is always keeping up-to-date with the latest technology and seeking out what their customers want and need and that is one of the reasons they are so successful," said Sweeney.

Most users can bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the library and turn it on. If your laptop doesn't have wireless built-in, you can install a WiFi network card.

Freeholder Bill Krebs said, "Our library system has had an unprecedented year. They have implemented the new LOGIN automation system, a reciprocal borrowing agreement for libraries in Gloucester County, added a fully integrated new branch with Swedesboro, added a new NetLibrary Audiobook Center , a service providing over 700 unabridged audiobooks from Recorded Books available for download to customers' home computers. They are now providing Wi-Fi at access at all five GCLS branches and our two associations in East Greenwich and Newfield; they have new subscription databases available and so much more."

National Library Week

"GCLS does an outstanding job and the Freeholders appreciate their work and we know the public does too. We invite everyone to the reception at the Swedesboro branch on Friday to honor our Libraries and our library staff -- they are an essential part of our community," said Freeholder Krebs.

In addition to the reception on Friday, April 15th, Spunky the Clown will entertain children of all ages at the Mullica Hill branch library on Sunday, April 10th at 2pm in celebration of National Library Week.