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McCowan Memorial Library
15 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
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Part-time Library Assistant Position Available




The McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ is seeking a part-time Library assistant for weekday, evening, and Saturday shifts. 


The nonprofessional duties of the Library Assistant include, but are not limited to the following:


-        Charge and discharge materials to patrons.

-        Compute and collect patron fines.

-        Answer patron inquiries on resources and materials.

-        Review and process library card applications.

-        Re-shelving of library materials.


A minimum of a high school diploma is required, though some college education and/or prior library experience is desired.


Resumes and cover letters may be addressed to the following:


Andrew Coldren

Library Director, McCowan Memorial Library

15 Pitman Avenue

Pitman, NJ 08071


Or emailed to:

McCowan Library and the Gloucester County Culture and Heritage Commission Present:

A Free Public Living History Program in Celebration of Black History Month.  Dr. Daisy Century as American Aviator Bessie Coleman (1892-1926). 

Tuesday, February 19th at 4:30 pm at the Library.

Space is limited, so please reserve a spot by phone- 856-464-5214 or email-


The next McCowan Memorial Library Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.  The book is "American Marriage" by Tayari Jones. Copies of the book are available at the library.  The book club meets monthly with the exceptions of December and the summer months. We will choose book selections and alternate fiction and non-fiction. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments. All are welcome to attend!!

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. 

The Gloucester County Art League
is now hosting an abstract painting exhibit by Bob Reid. His paintings are on display and are open to the public here at the McCowan Memorial Library.

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
  • Battleship New Jersey
  • Morris Arboretum
  • American History Museum at Deptford NJ
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Eastern State Penitentiary  
THE FRIENDS LOVE OUR LIBRARY!!!....The"Friends of the Library" invite you to become a member and support McCowan Memorial Library in 2018. 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

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

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