2nd year in a row Voorhees store earns most donations for Be Book Smart
[caption for Macy’s BBkSmrt – 03-09-16.jpg - Macy’s Sales Associates Ginta Gecys and Ree Swartz join Camden County Children’s Librarian Wendy Ensor and Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin Wednesday, March 9, 2016 to proudly show some of the 80 books in a special multicultural collection.
The Voorhees store won the collection for the library as part of Reading is Fundamental’s 2015 Be Book Smart campaign. Gecys and Swartz sold the most coupons in a regional store competition to get books for libraries and children in the area. (Camden County Library Photo/Mark Amorosi)]
VOORHEES, NJ – March 10, 2016 – The Camden County Library is pleased to report that the Macy’s store in the Voorhees Town Center has earned 580 books for the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library from Reading is Fundamental, through its annual ‘Be Book Smart’ campaign this past year.
In 2015, the Voorhees branch Library was again selected as the local impact site for the Macy’s campaign through which RIF is giving the library funds to get 500 books. Because the Voorhees store encouraged its customers to buy the most ‘Be Book Smart’ coupons in its district, Macy’s also earned a special eighty-book multicultural collection for the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch library.
How the Campaign Worked
The campaign provided an opportunity for Macy’s customers to support RIF by giving $3 at any register and receiving a $10 coupon good toward any purchase of $30 or more. Macy’s donated 100% of every $3 to RIF, and RIF allocates books to organizations like Camden County Library, which offers scores of reading programs each month for children that are free and open to the public.
The library will put the multicultural collection into circulation at its Voorhees branch and plans to use the RIF funds to buy 500 board books from its store that will be used for the library’s Early Literacy Initiative that it started developing this past year
“This partnership with Macy’s and RIF has proven so beneficial to the people we serve, specifically young children in local communities. It’s a testament to the commitment of both Macy’s and RIF to advancing literacy through our library,” says Linda Devlin as the director of the Camden County Library System.
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees. The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.