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March 2016 at our Library

March 2016 at our Library

Story Time with Miss Dorothy Every Tuesday Tiny Tots – 18 to 36 months 10:30 am – 11:00 am Join us for stories and songs. Parent must accompany child. Pre-School I – 3 to 5 years old 11:00 am – 11:45 am Join us for stories, songs, creative

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Atco Employee Honored

Atco Employee Honored

Contact: Julie Bonette January 29, 2016 856-287-6566 Crossroads Programs Honors Dedicated Employees At Service Recognition Event Service Awards Given to Mark Five Year Employment Anniversaries Willingboro, NJ – The holidays put everyone – even

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Atco Vet Honored

Atco Vet Honored

Atco Veteran receives NJ Distinguished Service Medal In a ceremony at Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, on Jan. 26, 2016, Michael C. Babli, (right) State Commander of the NJ American Legion, of Atco, a member of Waterford Township Post 311, Camde

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Atco School Honors Vets

Atco School Honors Vets

Atco Elementary School invited all Veterans and Active Military members of our students to join us for a Thank you Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 50 guests joined the American Legion and Staff and Students of Atco Elementary Sch

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Amalthea Cellars

Amalthea Cellars

Amalthea's Holiday Wine Trail Weekend is coming up! This year it will be running from Black Friday (11/27)- Sunday (11/29). Futures Releases, New Futures Offerings, VIP Tastings, and more! Come out and enjoy!! 209 Vineyard Road Atco, NJ 08004 Phon

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March 2016 at our Library

Waterford Township Public LibraryStory Time with Miss Dorothy
Every Tuesday

Tiny Tots – 18 to 36 months
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories and songs.
Parent must accompany child.

Pre-School I – 3 to 5 years old
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us for stories, songs, creative playtime and crafts.
Parent must accompany child.

Knitting & Crochet Club
Tuesday, March 8th & 22rd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring in your project and work along with others who enjoy the craft.
For more information, contact the library.

Resume Workshop
Wednesday, March 9th – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Adding Content to a Resume.”
Wednesday, March 16th 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Creating and Formatting Your Resume.”
Register Now.

Krazy Kooking Klub
Spring Coconut Eggs
Thursday, March 24th @ 5pm
Registration is required
Grades: Kindergarten to 5th
This is an independent class. Child must currently be in Kindergarten to register. Please inform us if your child has a food allergy.

WTPL Maker Club
“How to Talk to a Robot!” – Introduction to Programming Robots
Thursday, March 10th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades: 5th to 12th In celebration of Teen Tech Week, WTPL’s Maker Club for March will be hosting a robotics class.
Students will learn programming skills based onft’s Visual Basic Language while competing in a non-destructive challenge.
Register Now.

Second Annual NJ Makers Day @ Waterford
Waterford Township Public Library, in collaboration with the Waterford Township School District, invites you to join us for our second annual NJ Makers Day on Saturday, March 19th – 10am-4pm @ the Thomas Richards School. The day will be jam-packed with fun activities, interactive exhibits and presentations. This free and family-friendly event has something for everyone. 3D Printing, Yarn Making, Finch and Lego Robots, Raspberry Pi, a catapult station, woodworking and various arts & crafts for kids and much more! In addition, we have these scheduled workshops:
11am-Noon & Noon-1pm Hour of Code – No experience needed.
1pm-3pm Jewelry Making – Make your own bracelet & necklace.
3pm-4pm DIY Mason Jar Lamp
To register for workshops contact the library or go to:
waterfordtwplibrary.org

2204 Atco Avenue
Atco, New Jersey
08004
(856) 767-7727
Fax: (856) 753-8998

February at The Library

Waterford Township LibraryStory Time with Miss Dorothy
Every Tuesday

Tiny Tots – 18 to 36 months
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories and songs.
Parent must accompany child.

Pre-School I – 3 to 5 years old
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us for stories, songs, creative playtime and crafts.
Parent must accompany child.

Knitting & Crochet Club
Tuesday, February 9th & 23rd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring in your project and work along with others who enjoy the craft.
For more information, contact the library.

Krazy Kooking Klub
Homemade Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Snowmen
Thursday, February 11th @ 5:00 pm
Grades: Kindergarten to 5th
Make yummy hot chocolate and a marshmallow snowman made out of chocolate chips, pretzel rods, and fruit roll ups.
Registration is required
This is an independent class.
Child must currently be in Kindergarten to register.
Please inform us if your child has a food allergy.

WTPL Maker Club
Thursday, Feb. 18th from 5:30 pm -7:15 pm
Come join fellow makers.
This month’s project is a spinning lamp.
Grades 5th to 12th.
Registration is required.

Library News:
Upcoming Programs for March “How to Talk to a Robot!” – Introduction to Programming Robots
Thursday, March 10th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, WTPL’s Maker Club for March will be hosting a robotics class. Students will learn programming skills based on Microsoft’s Visual Basic Language while competing in a nondestructive challenge.
Registration Starts Now.

Second Annual NJ Makers Day @ Waterford
Come join WTPL on Saturday, March 19th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Thomas Richards Elementary School.
Come celebrate New Jersey’s culture of making.

Resume Workshop
Learn the basics of creating and formatting a resume.
For more information, contact the library.

All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
Registration is required for all programs.

2204 Atco Avenue
Atco, New Jersey 08004
(856) 767-7727
Fax: (856) 753-8998

Hours
Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed.

http://waterfordtwplibrary.org/

 

Atco Employee Honored

Contact: Julie Bonette

January 29, 2016 856-287-6566

Crossroads Programs Honors Dedicated Employees

At Service Recognition Event

Service Awards Given to Mark Five Year Employment Anniversaries

Willingboro, NJ – The holidays put everyone – even entire nonprofit agencies – in the giving spirit, and Crossroads Programs was no exception! Nine employees who have reached the five-year mark with the organization were honored at an annual employee service recognition event in late December.

The employees who were recognized are:

  • Alexander Kenyon, Youth Counselor from Trenton
  • Mary Beth Barnes, CPA Controller from Logan Township
  • Mark Clark, Youth Counselor from Mount Laurel
  • Christian Garcia, Youth Counselor from Hamilton
  • Stephanie Green, Program Supervisor from Atco
  • Barbara Mangas, Payroll Accountant from Yardley, Pa.
  • Clifton Richie, Program Supervisor from Voorhees
  • Antar Simmons, Youth Counselor from Burlington, and
  • Nathaniel Smart, Program Supervisor from Trenton.

“Our work would not be possible without the dedication and expertise of our employees, including those honored at our recent holiday party,” said Crossroads’ Programs CEO Michael Snyder. “We are grateful for their service and their efforts to provide a brighter future for the youth served in our programs.”

Crossroads’ Programs, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978, works with at-risk children and youth from throughout New Jersey to ensure that they have a safe and supportive place to live, access to the care they need, and the ability to reach their full potential in life. In the past year alone, Crossroads has provided services to 325 youth in New Jersey, ranging from infants to those who are 21 years of age.

“Mary Beth Barnes, Crossroads’ Controller, has made tremendous professional contributions to the organization, to the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes and procedures, and to the financial tools that we use to safeguard our assets and to manage our nonprofit youth mission,” said Robert Kopcho, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Crossroads’ Programs and Barnes’ direct supervisor. “I have witnessed first-hand how she consistently approaches her responsibilities with equal rigor, a sense of urgency, and excellence while being invariably caring, respectful, and helpful to everyone around.”

Kopcho noted that since Barnes, a CPA, was hired in September 2010, she has been solely responsible for billing and collecting more than $20 million on behalf of Crossroads’ Programs’ clients, to help cover the cost of housing, treatment services, and other critical needs.

Other supervisors also had kind words for their employees. All of the employees were hired in 2010, with the exception of Simmons, who was hired in September 2009.

“Stephanie is very approachable and listens. She has a way of being direct while still being kind,” said Kerri Valenti, Program Director of Treatment Homes and Green’s direct supervisor. Valenti recalled a time Green made the best of a difficult situation when, “she handled it so well, but she had to be really tough. She was able to get the information she needed during a really delicate situation and stay professional. She really cares about the well-being of the staff, youth, and treatment parents. She’s so welcoming, which is why we have been able to recruit many homes in the past two years.”

“Clif is responsible, deeply committed, and loyal. To have Clif as an employee is a sense of relief, knowing that I can count on him to get the job done,” said Bernadette Mahoney, a Senior Program Director and Clifton’s supervisor.

Service Awards a

Service Awards 2a

CAPTIONS:
Service Awards 1 – Four employees are honored for their years of service at the Crossroads Programs holiday party in December 2015. From left: Clifton Richie, Stephanie Green, Christian Garcia, and Mark Clark.

Service Awards 2 – Barbara Mangas, Payroll Accountant, left, and Mary Beth Barnes, CPA Controller, celebrate their five-year anniversaries with Crossroads Programs.

Atco Vet Honored

Atco Veteran receives NJ Distinguished Service Medal

Michael Cunniff, Michael Babli2

In a ceremony at Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, on Jan. 26, 2016, Michael C. Babli, (right) State Commander of the NJ American Legion,
of Atco, a member of Waterford Township Post 311, Camden County, was presented the NJ Distinguished Service Medal and the NJ Vietnam Service Medal by Brigadier General Michael Cunniff, The Adjutant General of NJ.

Babli, a graduate of Edgewood Regional High School, is a veteran of Vietnam where he served as a squad leader with the 4th Infantry Division. Following his honorable discharge in 1970, Babli worked for Presswell Records Manufacturing, where he met his wife, Jane. Babli has three children and nine grandchildren. He joined American Legion Post 311 in 1970, and has served as post commander five times; senior vice commander of Camden County; and as a state department vice commander. Mike and Jane have three children, Michael III, Susan and Mark, and nine grandchildren.

January at our Library

Waterford Township Public LibraryStory Time will resume Tuesday, January 12th for Winter/Spring 2016

Tiny Tots – 18 to 36 months
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for stories and songs.
Parent must accompany child.

Pre-School I – 3 to 5 years old
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us for stories, songs, creative playtime and crafts.
Parent must accompany child.

Krazy Kooking Klub
Homemade Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Snowmen
Thursday, January 14th @ 5:00 pm
Grades: Kindergarten to 5th
Make yummy hot chocolate and a marshmallow snowman made out of chocolate chips, pretzel rods, and fruit roll ups.
Registration is required.
This is an independent class. Child must currently be in Kinder-garten to register.
Please inform us if your child has a food allergy.

Knitting & Crochet Club
Tuesday, January 12th & 26th – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring in your project and work along with others who enjoy the craft.
For more information, contact the library.

All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
Registration is required for all programs.

2204 Atco Avenue
Atco, New Jersey 08004
(856) 767-7727
Fax: (856) 753-8998

Hours
Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed.

We will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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