Welcome, Laura Shiber!

We are pleased to welcome Laura Shiber, our new Children’s Librarian!
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After a nationwide search, we are pleased to welcome Laura Shiber as our new FT Children’s Librarian as of March 4th, 2019! Laura earned a BFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She also earned an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University with a concentration in youth services. She completed an internship in the Paley Library at Temple University. She also worked as a reference librarian at the Ocean City Free Public Library and she was a Reference Librarian II at the New Jersey State Library. Most recently, Laura was the Head of Children’s Services at the Upper Darby Sellers Memorial Library in Upper Darby, PA. In this position, she was responsible for supervising eleven employees. She also planned, scheduled, and presented a range of programming for children ages six months through fifth grade. Additionally, she provided reference and readers advisory services to children and developed the children’s library collection. Laura provided outreach visits and storytimes to local schools, daycare facilities, and community organizations. She was also responsible for designing and producing programming flyers, book lists, and materials promoting library resources to children. Laura is happily settled as a resident in NJ, and we were ecstatic to find a great candidate who was already located in our own backyard in the southern part of our state. Laura is looking forward to serving the residents of Washington Township and connecting with parents, caregivers, and children in the future.
Friends of the Library

Throughout the month of March, the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library are having a membership drive! Please consider joining the group. The cost of membership is only $5.00 per person and membership applications are available at the library. Over the thirteen years that the group has been in existence, they have made a total of $93,552.24 worth of purchases and cash donations to the library. We are very thankful for the generosity of the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library over the past thirteen years!

To learn more about the Friends, please visit their website at

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