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We are thrilled to announce that BCLS will celebrate another important milestone this fall when Pinelands Library moves into the spacious, new Medford Township municipal building. The library, which will be located on the first floor of building at 49 Union Street, will feature a more updated aesthetic, comfortable furniture and state-of-the-art technology.

Naturally, we couldn’t be more excited! BCLS is marking 100 years of service this year and for nearly 50 years, the Pinelands branch has been an integral part of that history. The new location represents yet another step forward in the library’s long legacy of serving customers in the greater Medford area and surrounding Pinelands region.

When the new Pinelands branch opens its doors to the public, expect to be wowed. You will discover a wealth of impressive amenities, including:

  • A dedicated tech center featuring both Mac and PC computers
  • Larger children’s department
  • Study room
  • Event space
  • Friends of the Library room
  • Extra meeting and work space in a shared foyer
  • Improved customer parking

The Burlington County Library Commission and the Burlington County Commissioners recently announced the 15-year agreement with Medford Township that cleared the way for the library to move into the new $8.1 million town hall. The second floor of the 23,000-square-foot building that opened earlier this year houses the township’s municipal offices.

We are happy to announce a major donation of $50,000 from the Medford Library Association to the BCLS Foundation to help to cover the cost of new technology and furnishings. The Foundation continues to seek donations from residents and businesses interested in supporting the branch’s long-term success. The dedication of these groups and area donors helps ensure the library can make extra investments in large scale projects such as this.

“It’s an exciting time for our Pinelands branch and we can’t wait to welcome visitors into the new, modern space this fall,” said Library Commission Chairman Jonathan Chebra. BCLS Director Ranjna Das added that the new facility will enable Pinelands to offer an even better library experience and “one-stop shopping” to customers. “We look forward to welcoming everyone through our doors as we begin this next chapter,” she said.