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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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Celebrate National Library Week April 13 - 18 and see how "Lives Change @ Your Library".  Stop in and have your photo taken and "Tweet" how our library has changed your life.
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR-- Click on the "Children" tab for the current schedule and more information.  
AFTERSCHOOL F-U-N for kids ages 5-10 TUESDAYS at 4:00 p.m.
4/15 - Rainy Day FUN
4/22 - Rainbow FUN
4/29 - Piggy Bank FUN
FURever as Friends Pet Therapy Reading Program is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Children can read to a cuddly, comforting pet while improving reading skills and confidence. Adult permission is required.
  • April 2   6:30 p.m.
  • April 16   6:30 p.m.


Children's Calligraphy Class will be held on Thursday, April 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Advance sign-up is required. Call the library at 856-589-1656 to register.

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McCOWAN LIBRARY BOOKCLUB - meets the 4th Wednesday of every month All meetings are at 7:30pm in the McCowan Memorial Library. New members welcome!


  • April 23 -- "The Lowland" by Jumpa Lumpari
  • May 28 - Thee Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer 


MASTER GARDENERS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - Your helpline to Gardening. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Gardener's available from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Short discussion on garden plans each month at 7:00 p.m.

  • April 19 - Low-Water Garden Plan
  • May 14 - Tough-As-nails Perennial Garden Plan
  • June 11 - Brighten a Corner Garden Plan
  • July 9 - Heat-Loving Garden Plan
  • August 13 - Plant a Shady Garden
  • September 10 - Seed Collection

Do You Belong to a Book Club? Try our new 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

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


Book/Grocery bags are on sale for $3.00 each. All proceeds go towards purchasing new books and supporting free programs at the library. 
Support the Friends of the Library!
  • Cat's Meow of the Library - $20.00
  • Library Notecards (pack of 10) - $5.00
  • Join the Friends of the Library. Individual memberships start at $10. All dues and contributions are tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to "The Friends of McCowan Memorial Library" and mailed to 15 Pitman Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071


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