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Little Free Library in Washington Lake Park
Thank you to the Lukach family for donating this Little Free Library on behalf of Girl Scout Troop 61578. The troop members did a fantastic job decorating it! The Little Free Library is located at Washington Lake Park across from the snack stand by the playground. The Heggan Library is honored to donate books to the Little Free Library. We hope you’ll take a book and/or share a book.


It May be Hot Outside, but it is Cool in the Heggan Library!
Come in and escape the heat with something cool to read.

The library’s hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
  • Sunday: 1PM – 5PM
New Event Calendar
The library is proud to unveil our new and improved event calendar! Please visit to explore and register for our upcoming events from today onwards. Events will no longer be added to the previous calendar. Please update your bookmarks.


National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month! The Heggan Library, along with the Washington Township Creative Team and Washington Lake Park, announces the installation of the 2024 Poetry Walk.
You can see all the poems at Washington Lake Park by the Ranger Station. Thank you to all the participants.

Visit our Poetry Walk page to read submissions from previous years.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses Available At the Library
Get ready for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th!

Pick up a pair of viewing glasses at our circulation desk. Limit one per person while supplies last.

The STAR Library Education Networks SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) initiative (with major funding support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) is distributing approximately 5 million solar eclipse viewing glasses to libraries in all 50 states and all US territories and protectorates.

LOGIN Libraries App Returns!
We are happy to announce that support for the LOGIN Libraries App has returned!

Access your library anywhere from right from your mobile device. Manage your account, search the catalog, renew items, place holds on materials, and more.

Battleship NJ Pass Temporarily Unavailable
Due to ship repairs, the Battleship NJ has decided to close early for tours and our museum pass for it is temporarily unavailable.


Introducing Blackstone Unlimited
The library is proud to now offer Blackstone Unlimited to its cardholders. Visit Blackstone Unlimited to borrow a wide variety of excellent eAudiobooks.
Lawn & Facilities Quotes
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township is currently accepting quotes for facility services and lawn services in 2024.
Heggan Staff Favorite Reads of 2023
Check out some our staff’s favorite books that they read in 2023:

Before I Go cover
Daisy Jones and the Six cover
Fourth Wing cover
The Foxglove King cover
House of Leaves cover
The In-Between cover
It Goes So Fast cover
The Other Family Doctor cover
The Paris Daughter cover
Paw Enforcement cover
The Prairie Fires cover
Ripe cover
The Song of Achilles cover
Stories I Only Tell My Friends cover
Varina Palladino's Jersey Italian Love Story cover
Walking with Sam cover
What the Bears Know cover
In the last week, many members of the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS), especially Glassboro residents, have visited our library. Like GCLS, the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township is a member of the LOGIN consortium, serving residents in three counties. Here is more information about services available to GCLS cardholders at the Heggan Library.
We are in the process of building our igloo, but we need more gallon jugs! If you have any clean gallon jugs to spare, please bring them to the children’s library, and tell your friends, family, and neighbors. Thanks!


2023 Annual Report
The library annual report for 2023 is available!

2023 Statistics

  • Circulation: 177,694
  • Physical Items Added to the Collection: 9,523
  • Program Attendance: 11,409
  • Total Programs Offered: 850
  • Visitors: 92,427
  • Interlibrary Loans Sent and Received: 230
  • LOGIN Items Sent: 4,996
  • LOGIN Items Received: 7,031
  • New Cardholders: 1,591
  • Internet Usage: 6,846
  • Downloaded Materials: 14,503
  • Museum Passes Borrowed: 403
  • Reference Questions Answered: 18,127
  • Wi-Fi Usage: 4,925
  • Heggan Website Pages Accessed: 109,746

2023 Inventory

  • Print Books: 80,863
  • Print Magazines: 953
  • Music CDs: 2,518
  • Audio Book CD Titles: 3,046
  • Movie Titles: 8,198
Heggan Library Strategic Plan
The library has completed its strategic plan for 2024 through 2028. Please click here to read the document.
Honoring Roy J. Dawson III
On January 17, 2024, the Library Board of Trustees adopted the following resolution in honor of Roy J. Dawson III and his service to the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. Click here to read the resolution.
Honoring Mayor Gattinelli
On December 20, 2023, the Library Board of Trustees adopted the following resolution in honor of Mayor Gattinelli and her service to the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. Books were also purchased to honor her dedication to the library. Click here to read the resolution.



Local School Open House
Over the next few weeks, we are hosting our local schools for an Open House at the library. Join us for special crafts, prizes, activities, snacks and more! Sign up for your library card and find out about all we have to offer! Already have a library card? That's ok! Each child who attends on their school's featured night will get to choose a book from our special cart to keep and teachers can choose a book for their classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!

Birches Open House had 24 new library card sign ups!

Hurffville open house had 70 new library card sign ups!

Bells open house had 29 new library card sign ups!

Thomas Jefferson open house had 9 new library card sign ups!

Washington Township Middle Schools open house had 5 new library card sign ups!

Wedgwood open house had 36 new library card sign ups!

Whitman open house had 9 new library card sign ups!

Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center open house had 29 new library card sign ups!

Please click here for more information WTPS open house sessions.
Please click here for more information on the GCIT, Home School, and Private School open house sessions.


Please Welcome Dr. Hibbs
We are ecstatic to welcome Dr. Eric Hibbs, Superintendent, Washington Township Public School District, as the newest member of the Library Board of Trustees. We are looking forward to increased collaboration with the school district in the future.
Dr. Hibbs attended his first library board meeting in July. Tonight, after the August board meeting, Dr. Hibbs obtained his Heggan Library card and checked out a few books.
All staff of both public and private schools in Washington Township are eligible for a free Heggan Library card. For more information, please contact the library at 856 589 3334 extension 200.

A photo of Dr.Hibbs at the circulation desk
a photo of Dr.Hibbs with his library card

New Early Literacy Station
We are thrilled to announce that the library has a new Early Literacy Station in our Children’s Library! Designed for children ages two through eight, this computer will prepare young learners for the educational world ahead of them. Children will encounter familiar faces when using these computers, including Humpty Dumpty, Sid the Science Kid, Miss Spider, Stellaluna, the Berenstain Bears, Humpty Dumpty, and more!

Categories of games and programs include the following topics:

  • MATH

This computer was purchased thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library support the library through fundraising and advocacy.
For more information about the Friends and to become a member or to make a donation, please visit their website at

Museum Passes Now Circulate for Five Days
Museum passes can now be borrowed for five days instead of three days. Click here for more information about museum passes that are available to borrow.


Summer Reading 2023: All Together Now!
Our summer reading program kicked off on Monday, June 12th!

Read as much as you can, and attend our programs to collect beads and earn trips to our book prize cart!

Visit our summer reading page for more information.

The summer reading program ends on Friday, August 25th.


At the June 21st, 2023 Library Board of Trustees meeting, members bid farewell to Gary Breen, who recently retired as Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Gary served as a library board member in place of the school superintendent since March 20, 2013. Gary was presented with a resolution from the library board.

WHEREAS Gary Breen has been a valued member of the Library Board of Trustees of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library since 2013; and

WHEREAS Gary Breen has been the school superintendent’s alternate on the library board for over ten years; and

WHEREAS Gary Breen has brought to the board his thorough knowledge of school operations as a former teacher and as an elementary school principal; and

WHEREAS Gary Breen has served on the Building and Grounds Committee, assisting with decisions relating to building maintenance and groundskeeping; and

WHEREAS Gary Breen’s dedication, enthusiasm, knowledge, and leadership in serving the school system and the library will be missed by those who had the privilege of working with him;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Library Board on this 21st day of June 2023 that we thank and commend Gary Breen for his contributions, loyalty, and faithful service to the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is recorded in the minutes of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library Board of Trustees’ June 2023 meeting and that a copy is given to Gary Breen as a token of our thanks and gratitude to him.

Request For Custodial Proposals
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library is seeking quotes for custodial services for the span of July 1st, 2023 through December 31st, 2023. The deadline for submitting quotes is Monday, June 5, 2023. In order to receive the specifications of work and other information, please send an email to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director, or call 856-589-3334 extension 211.


The Library has won the Level Up Your Library Mini-Grant
The library was awarded a Level Up Your Library Mini-Grant from LibraryLinkNJ. The project is entitled “Connecting Communities: Providing for Neurodivergent Patrons” and the grant amount of $5,000 will be used to train staff on serving neurodivergent patrons, to administer sensory friendly programming for children, to make the library more accessible and welcoming for our neurodivergent patrons, and to remove barriers for our neurodivergent patrons. The Level Up Your Library mini-grants programs is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ. LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.


A Donation from the Friends of the Library
The library is pleased to announce that through a generous donation from the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library we were able to purchase many large print books for the collection.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for supporting us and helping us to provide vast and exciting reading materials for our community. We’re fortunate to have such a caring group to assist us in serving the patrons.
See the list
An elderly London resident befriends the little boy who moves in downstairs, but his parents’ fighting brings her back to her harrowing escape from Nazi Germany at age twelve and grim post-war years in France with her mother.
One year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her-literally.
From the winner of the National Jewish Book Award-Ronald H. Balson’s An Affair of Spies tells of a spy mission to rescue a defector from Germany and prevent the Nazis from creating an atomic bomb.
From the bestselling author of The Flight Girls comes another World War II story inspired by true events, about courageous women who risked everything for country, for family, and for each other.
We spend an average of just 47 seconds on any screen before shifting our attention. It takes 25 minutes to bring our attention back to a task after an interruption. And we interrupt ourselves more than we’re interrupted by others. In Attention Span, psychologist Gloria Mark reveals these and more surprising results from her decades of research into how technology affects our attention.
Zahra and Maryam have been best friends since childhood in Karachi, even though–or maybe because–they are unlike in nearly every way. Yet they never speak of the differences in their backgrounds or their values, not even after the fateful night when a moment of adolescent impulse upends their plans for the future. Three decades later, Zahra and Maryam have grown into powerful women who have each cut a distinctive path through London. But when two troubling figures from their past resurface, they must finally confront their bedrock differences–and find out whether their friendship can survive.
Games can be dangerous. But blame can be deadly. As a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse, Naomi has found it hard to avoid becoming overly invested in her clients’ lives. But after helping Jacob make the decision to leave his wife, Naomi worries that she’s taken things too far. Then Jacob goes missing, and her files on him vanish. . . . But as the police start asking questions about Jacob, Naomi’s own dark past emerges. And as the truth comes to light, it seems that it’s not just her clients who are in danger.
All it takes is the right book to turn a Book Hater into a Book Lover… That was what Elliot–the beloved co-owner of Over the Rainbow Bookshop–believed before his untimely passing. He always had the perfect book suggestion for the self-proclaimed Book Hater. Now his grief-ridden business partner, Irma, has agreed to sell the cozy Over the Rainbow to condo developers. But others won’t give up the bookshop without a fight.
It’s 1967, and for young Richard it’s a time of heartbreak and turmoil. Over the span of a few months, his brother, Mark, is killed in Vietnam; his father loses his job and moves the family to Utah; and his parents separate. When Richard is run down by bullies at his new school, he meets Mr. Foster, an elderly neighbor who chases off the bullies. Richard becomes fast friends with the man who inspires Richard’s love for books and whose dog becomes his closest companion. With Mr. Foster’s wisdom and kindness, Richard learns what truly matters: that forgiveness can heal the deepest wounds, and love endures long after the pain of loss subsides.
The thrilling second novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl adapting to her place in a magical world she’s only recently discovered It’s been two years since Auris escaped from the sinister Goblin prison and learned of her heritage as one of the Fae. She is now happily partnered with her Fae lover, Harrow, and deeply bonded with her new family. All seems to be going perfectly–until, surprisingly, the Goblin attacks begin again. Someone, it seems, has not forgotten that Auris exists and seems determined to retrieve her . . . but who? And why?
Set in 1920s New York, an addictively readable, thoroughly entertaining historical novel involving sex and secrets, race and redemption, and power and privilege–based on a sensational real-life case that made international headlines–in which the marriage between a working-class black woman and the scion of one of America’s most powerful white families ends in a scandalous annulment lawsuit.
When his covert company, along with every other entity in the Taskforce, is hit with a ransomware attack linked to the Taliban, Pike must stop a plot to alter the balance of power on the global stage orchestrated by a former NSA specialist in the U.S. government.
The founding editor of BuzzFeed Books explores a more expansive vision of masculinity in a series of personal essays that chronicle his journey growing up in a Boston homeless shelter and efforts to take control of his own story.
Eve Dallas investigates after one half of a celebrity couple falls to the floor dead after making a toast at an event attended by A-listers in the latest addition to the long-running series following “Secrets in Death.”
A federal investigator, Aaron Falk, investigates the disappearance of young mother who left her baby alone in a festival crowd and vanished in the latest novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Dry.
From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx–whose novels are infused with her knowledge and deep concern for the earth–comes a riveting, revelatory history of our wetlands, their ecological role, and what their systematic destruction means for the planet.
Every family has its fault lines, and when Maggie gets a call from the ER in Maryland where her older sister lives, the cracks start to appear. Ginny, her sugar-loving and diabetic older sister with intellectual disabilities, has overdosed on strawberry Jell-O. Maggie knows Ginny really can’t live on her own, so she brings her sister and her occasionally vicious dog to live near her in upstate New York. Their other sister, Betsy, is against the idea but as a professional surfer, she is conveniently thousands of miles away. Thus, Maggie’s life as a caretaker begins.
Set in early 1900s Colorado, the unforgettable tale of a young woman who bravely faces the consequences of speaking out against injustice.
Sent to a mysterious unnamed city in Soviet Russia, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov must serve out his prison sentence studying the effect of radiation on local animals and struggles to find answers about what is being hidden from the thousands who live in the town.
Sid Halley, a private investigator, has a new left hand, having had a transplant since his last appearance in Refusal. After receiving death threats, an ex-jockey trainer friend calls Sid to ask for his help, but Sid has his own problems to deal with; like recovering from surgery and saving his crumbling marriage. When his friend’s stable yard is torched, horses killed, and the friend is found dead, Sid can only blame himself for not helping sooner. The police think it’s suicide, but Sid is not convinced after his friend’s terrified phone calls. Heavy with a guilty heart, Sid starts to investigate and soon finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that cuts to the very heart of the integrity of British horse racing.
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of hell-even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale. But Alex is playing with forces far beyond her control, and when faculty members begin to die off, she knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if Alex is going to survive, she’ll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university’s very walls.
A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England’s witchcraft trials.
In retreat from a devastating loss and crushing injustice, Katie lives alone in a fortresslike stone house on Jacob’s Ladder island. Once a rising star in the art world, she finds refuge in her painting. The neighboring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob’s Ladder in search of someone–or something–they refuse to identify.
Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey. Now he gets his adrenalin rush from riding down the Cresta Run, a three-quarter-mile Swiss ice chute, head first, reaching speeds of up to eighty miles per hour. Finding himself in St Moritz during the same weekend as White Turf, when high-class horseracing takes place on the frozen lake, he gets talked into helping out with the horses. It is against his better judgement. Seven years before, Miles left horseracing behind and swore he would never return. When he discovers something suspicious is going on in the races, something that may have a profound impact on his future life, Miles begins a search for answers. But someone is adamant to stop – and they’ll go to any lengths to do it …
nspired by her own family’s experiences following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Susanne Pari explores the entangled lives within an Iranian American family grappling with generational culture clashes, the roles imposed on women, and a tragic accident that forces them to reconcile their guilt or forfeit their already tenuous bonds. Set between San Francisco and New Jersey in the late-1990’s, In the Time of Our History is a story about the universal longing to create a home in this world – and what happens when we let go of how we’ve always been told it should look.
1412. France is mired in a losing war against England. Its people are starving. Its king is in hiding. From this chaos emerges a teenage girl who will turn the tide of battle and lead the French to victory, an unlikely hero whose name will echo across the centuries.
When her husband Jack vanishes without a trace, Nina Hayes will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, which, unbeknownst to her, is inextricably linked to their close friends, who may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing.
They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen comes a vivid and unsparing yet sympathetic portrait of one of the most complex and enigmatic figures of our time: Charles, who has taken his place on the throne after being the oldest and longest-serving heir in British history.
Bestselling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands follows the lives of General William Tecumseh Sherman and Apache war leader Geronimo to tell the story of the Indian Wars and the final fight for control of the American continent.
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin’s The Last Hill is the incredible untold story of one Ranger battalion’s heroism and courage in World War II.
When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, brokenhearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 that he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like hers. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery art museum, but Frank lost the bus ticket with her number on it. For the past sixty years, he’s ridden the same bus trying to find her, but with no luck. Libby is inspired to action and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she papers the bus route with posters advertising their search.
It’s fair to say that Maddie’s life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of always being the only Black person in every meeting. When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie leaps at the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living.
Told through his diaries–a twenty-five-year passion project–the beloved actor, political activist, and more grants us access to his thoughts and insights on theater performances, the craft of acting, politics, friendships, work projects, and his general musings on life.
Loni Murrow is an accomplished bird artist at the Smithsonian who loves her job. But when she receives a call from her younger brother summoning her back home to help their obstinate mother recover after an accident, Loni’s neat, contained life in Washington, DC, is thrown into chaos, and she finds herself exactly where she does not want to be.
Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Matchmaker’s Gift is a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to realize their unique talent of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places. Is finding true love a calling or a curse?
When Warren becomes roommates with cold and calculating Bridgette, tempers flare, but Warren is intent on turning her passionate antagonism into passionate love.
Coming across an old list of things she wanted to do “maybe one of these days,” Maggie decides to live life to the fullest and accomplish these dreams, and, keeping Ridge updated on her adventures, unwittingly causes a rift in Ridge and Sydney’s relationship.
When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a 22-year-old college student, must decide what to do next, especially when she becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge.
Between the World Wars, the six Mitford sisters-each more beautiful, brilliant, and eccentric than the next-dominate the English scenes. Though they’ve weathered scandals before, the family falls into disarray when Diana divorces her wealthy husband to marry a fascist leader and Unity follows her sister’s lead all the way to Munich, inciting rumors that she’s become Hitler’s mistress.
1629: A newly orphaned young girl named Mayken is bound for the Dutch East Indies on the Batavia, one of the greatest ships of the Dutch Golden Age.
A bighearted and moving debut about a wry retired schoolteacher whose decade-old secret threatens to come to light and send shockwaves through her small Texas town.
When former Green Beret Edge Logan offers to help fellow agent Skye Delaney with a case involving her missing sister and a mysterious cult, they infiltrate the cult’s compound, working against the clock to unmask the face of evil–and their feelings for each other–before time runs out.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her dashing husband, Darcy, are awaiting a bundle of joy, but an unexpected trip to Paris will thrust them straight into a tangled web of international intrigue in this all-new mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen.
USA TODAY bestselling author Kimberly Belle returns with a deeply addictive thriller exploring the dark side of the digital world when a mommy-blogger’s assistant goes missing.
Renowned biographer Andrew Morton takes an in-depth look at Britain’s longest reigning monarch, exploring the influence Queen Elizabeth had on both Britain and the rest of the world for much of the last century.
Ryan Francis has it all-great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child-and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman’s home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryan’s darkest secret-which could jeopardize everything in Ryan’s life-Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake’s request.
New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge gives readers who are drained from the madness of modern life the tools they need to follow Jesus’ path of supernatural resilience so they can recover their joy, strengthen their hearts, and thrive through the storm.
Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history. Stacy Schiff returns Adams to his seat of glory, introducing us to the shrewd and eloquent man who supplied the moral backbone of the American Revolution.
The master of the Providence plantation in Barbados gathers his slaves and announces the king has decreed an end to slavery. As of the following day, the Emancipation Act of 1834 will come into effect. The cries of joy fall silent when he announces that they are no longer his slaves; they are now his apprentices. No one can leave. They must work for him for another six years. Freedom is just another name for the life they have always lived. So Rachel runs.
In a brilliant homage to Agatha Christie, critically acclaimed author Tasha Alexander sends Lady Emily to Egypt, both during British colonial rule and back in time to the era of the Pharaohs, in Secrets of the Nile.
A story about the end of innocence, and the perilous passage from adolescence into adulthood, set in a vibrantly fictionalized Los Angeles in 1981 as a serial killer begins targeting teenagers throughout the city.
Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called the Lost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs–an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.
Presenting revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, the author draws on his own experience as a researcher, doctor, and prolific reader to explore how the discovery of cells created a new kind of medicine based on the therapeutic.
Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers-a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That’s when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries, the first installment in a new series featuring Shay Myers, intuitive gemologist and owner of a New Age tea and crystals shop in beautiful coastal California’s Monterey Peninsula.
England, 1898. When Evelyn first married the famous novelist William Aubrey, she was dazzled by his brilliance. But their newlywed bliss is brief when William is gripped by writer’s block, and he becomes jealous of Evelyn’s writing talent. When he commits the ultimate betrayal–stealing a draft of her novel and passing it off as his own–Evelyn decides to write her way out of their unhappy marriage.
An acclaimed rock and roll journalist evokes the legacy of The Rolling Stones–iconic, granitic, commercially unstoppable as a collective; and fascinating, contradictory, and occasionally disturbing as individuals.
From “the great storyteller of Russian history” (Financial Times), a brilliant account of the national mythologies and imperial ideologies that have shaped Russia’s past and politics–essential reading for understanding the country today.
If there’s something Ravenna Chastain knows, it’s when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she’s a witch, it’s easy to walk away from her dead-end career, ready for a new start. But where to find a job that would allow her to use her very specialized skill set? The answer is clear: she becomes a matchmaker.
In 1863, a young black woman who embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army crosses paths with a Jewish seamstress who helps her discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save.
From the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie, a delightfully sinister novel about a married woman living a nice, quiet suburban life–but things aren’t always what they seem…
When a musician’s new song hits a political nerve, he finds himself in the crosshairs of Spanish nationalists’ ire, and it’s up to Bruno to track down the extremists who seem ready to take deadly measures, in another delightful installment of the internationally acclaimed series featuring Bruno, Chief of Police.
When sixty-five-year-old Bindu Desai inherits a million dollars, she’s astounded–and horrified. The windfall threatens to expose a shameful mistake from her youth. Desperate to keep the secret, Bindu quickly spends it on something unexpected: a condo in a posh retirement community in Florida.
When Chess suggests a girls’ trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance. Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato and rented by rock star Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce’s girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. A chain of events leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album–and ends in Pierce’s brutal murder.
A husband with secrets. A wife with no limits. A riveting novel of marriage, privilege, and lies by Kaira Rouda, the USA Today bestselling author of The Next Wife. Jody Asher had a plan. Her charismatic husband, Martin, would be a political icon. She, the charming wife, would fuel his success. For fifteen congressional terms, they were the golden couple on the Hill. Life was good. Until he wasn’t.
Sweeping across generations from the 1600s to the present day and i nspired by the true story of the leader of the infamous Gunpowder Plot, Nicola Cornick’s latest historical mystery combines past and present story lines that fans of Philippa Gregory and Susanna Kearsley will devour.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls comes the never-before-told story of a small cadre of influential female spies in the precarious early days of the CIA–women who helped create the template for cutting-edge espionage (and blazed new paths for equality in the workplace) in the treacherous post-WWII era.
What is it like to be a puppy? Author of the classic Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz tries to find out, spending a year scrutinizing her puppy’s daily existence and poring over the science of early dog development

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Heggan Library Annual Report 2022
The 2022 annual report is here! Read about the library’s achievements in 2022.

Some notable statistics for 2022 include:

  • Circulation: 155,841
  • Physical Items Added to the Collection: 10,229
  • Program Attendance: 4,508
  • Total Programs Offered: 546
  • Visitors: 66,566

Click here to read the 2022 annual report.



The library is happy to announce that we are providing our patrons with the Mango Languages database and app! Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. Get started learning a new language today!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Since 1987, in September, libraries and the American Library Association have united in a national effort to make sure that every child obtains a library card. By getting a library card, patrons have access to print and electronic resources, programs, and museum passes.

This year, the library is having a raffle for four free tickets to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Existing Heggan cardholders and those getting a card for the first time, or a replacement card, are eligible to enter the drawing, which will be held on Monday, October 3rd. Participants do not need to be present to win.

We’re also featuring various community members and library staff members throughout the building, posing for their very own READ poster. Stop in and see who you can find.


The library is gearing up for Library Card Sign Up Month in September! We will be giving away four tickets to the Franklin Institute. More details about the raffle will be available in our upcoming newsletter. There will also be READ posters throughout the library, and here is our first sample. This is a photo of Margaret E. Heggan, reading to her grandchildren.


Washington Township Public Schools Summer Reading Lists for 2022
Washington Township Public Schools have announced their summer reading lists for 2022! We have compiled a list of the featured titles with links to our online catalog, Overdrive, and Hoopla records for your convenience. Get started today!


New Museum Passes
The library has purchased passes to many local museums and attractions. These passes may be checked out by Heggan Library cardholders for free admission to these museums and attractions. Many of these passes also include discounts on purchases within the museum or attraction. We’ve recently added Mt. Cuba Center and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art to our pass program.
Be Kind to Animals Week
Be Kind to Animals Week is May 1st through May 7th. In appreciation of the event, we are sharing photographs of the pets of our staff!


Recently, the Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) voted to approve a “fine free” initiative with the goal to increase overall engagement at its branch libraries. We applaud GCLS’ decision and wish the System well. However, since the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library operates independently of the County system, our Board has decided not to change its current policy regarding fines.

Our primary focus is to provide the Washington Township taxpayers with as many resources and materials as our budget allows. In order to protect the Township’s assets and ensure the timely return of materials, we feel it is essential to maintain our reasonable, low fines. There are several mechanisms in place for our members if the financial burden of a fine is preventing them from utilizing the library. They can call, renew, or request charges to be waived by downloading the form found here.

The Library board’s decision to maintain our policies will not impact your ability to borrow materials available through the GCLS. The GCLS has committed to collecting the fines for our materials that are returned late to its locations as well as providing ongoing reports to ensure our materials are not being withheld from circulation for unreasonable periods of time.

We look forward to reviewing the results of GCLS’ initiative before we consider modifying our policies. The Board of Trustees for the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library holds a public meeting on the third Wednesday of each month if you have concerns you would like the board to consider.

Thank you,
Terri Schechter
President, Library Board of Trustees
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 589 3334

This year, for National Library Week, we are featuring our dedicated staff!


Author Visit and Raffle
Join us for a Book Talk with author Constance McCart. She’ll be at the library to talk about the history of New Jersey’s oysters and the historic ship that carries the industry’s traditions today! Read More!
Introducing Freegal Music
The library is now providing a new service for our patrons: Freegal Music!

Freegal is a treasure trove of over 16 million songs from over 93,000 music labels from over 100 countries. Freegal features not only today’s top hits, but also all-time favorites going back into the past century. It contains over a million classical tracks; strong collections in jazz, world music, country, alternative, blues, gospel, Christian, and kids’ music; and many other genres and types of music.

Access Freegal by visiting the Freegal website or by downloading the app.

Friends Donation and Membership Drive
We are thankful to the Friends of the Library for their donation of $7,100 in December 2021. The funds have been used to purchase over five hundred books for children, teens, and adults that were added to the library collection. You can access the list here. The Friends of the Library are currently holding a membership drive. You can pick up an application in the book sale room or on their website at or by accessing the application here.



2021 Annual Report
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library’s annual report for 2021 is now available. Please click here to read the report or visit our annual report page to read annual reports for previous years.
Face Masks Are Not Required Within the Library
On February 25, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted COVID-19 community level metrics that are based on three pieces of data in a community, including new COVID-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and new COVID-19 cases. The levels are low, medium, and high. Gloucester County is currently at the medium level. Masks are not required nor are they strongly recommended indoors.

Please click here to read more about the new CDC community level metrics and to search for a location by state and county.


Professional Book Nerds on OverDrive
Sign into OverDrive and download the Libby app to connect with favorite authors of books for all ages as hosts Adam Sockel and Jill Grunewald chat with them about their books, what inspires their work and the stories they love to read in Professional Book Nerds. Some of the authors included are James Patterson, Lee Child, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, Kwame Alexander, Dav Pilkey, and hundreds more.
Duke Classics on OverDrive
Read the classics using your library card! When you download the Libby App you have access to thousands of titles. There is no waiting, unlimited checkouts, and with automatic returns there are no fines!
Sesame Street on OverDrive
You can download 25 Sesame Street eBooks through Overdrive and the Libby app using your library card. Have fun reading with your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters while encouraging a lifelong love of learning. When you use the Libby app, you have access to all 25 eBooks in the Sesame Street Workshop geared for young readers. You can enjoy unlimited checkouts, no waiting for a title, and with automatic returns there are no fines!
The Library Thanks the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library presented a check to the library for the sum of $7100 on December 23rd, 2021 in support of the library. The library would like to express its appreciation for the Friends of the Library and the support that they provide.
Please click here or click here to read more about this gift and click here to visit the Friends’ website.



We were saddened to learn of the passing of Elizabeth Whittington in November. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Margaret Heggan and a dear friend to the library. She was born and raised in Washington Township. She became the first librarian at the Cape May County School for Special Services where she was instrumental in designing and creating the library. The Heggan Library was pleased to welcome Elizabeth to our 50th anniversary celebration in 2016.

Please click here to read Elizabeth Whittington’s obituary


Notice is hereby given that proposals for professional services, not subject to bidding pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5, will be received by the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. The proposals must be submitted to the Library Director, 606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, New Jersey 08080 on or before December 10, 2021 by 5 p.m. Proposals will be reviewed at a public meeting to be held on December 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the library’s meeting room. Proposals for the following professional services will be accepted: Library Board Solicitor, Library Auditor, Library Engineer.
Click Here to Read More

Please submit 2 copies of the proposal. Each submission to be considered shall conform to the criteria set forth herein:
1) Should the applicant be a professional acquiring licensure in the State of New Jersey, said applicant shall be licensed for a period not less than five (5) years.

2) The applicant shall submit a Certification of Current Licensure or other similar document evidencing that the professional’s license is not presently suspended or revoked.

3) The applicant shall submit a current “New Jersey Affirmative Action Certificate”.

4) The applicant shall submit a resume, which shall set forth information including but not limited to the following (as applicable to a business entity or individual professional):
  (a) Full name and business address;
  (b) A listing of all post high school education of the applicant;
  (c) Dates of licensure in the State of New Jersey and any other State;
  (d) A listing of any professional affiliations or memberships in any professional societies or organizations, with an indication as to any offices held therein;
  (e) The number of licensed professionals employed by/affiliated with the business entity or the business entity which employs the applicant;
  (f) A listing of all special accreditations held by the individual licensed professional or business entity;
  (g) A listing of all previous public entities served by the business entity or licensed professional, indicating the dates of services and position held.
5) The applicant shall submit a schedule of fees. The Library Board of Trustees shall thereafter select the professional or business entity for the position so advertised which shall thereafter be confirmed or approved as required by law or ordinance.
SHEILA MIKKELSON, Library Director

Support your local community and have your library fines forgiven too! For the entire month of November, the library will forgive book fines up to $10 per library card. Each non-perishable food item donated will forgive $1.00 in book fines. All donated items will be given to Mother’s Cupboard in Washington Township. All food donations are welcome at the library during this month, whether you have a fine or not.
Book Donations Accepted Again Beginning In November!
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library will begin accepting donations of used books and movies beginning Monday, November 1, 2021. Donations may be placed in the maroon returns that will be located outside of the bookstore room during all normal operating hours. For a list of items that can and cannot be donated, please click here.


Do you need a sturdy bag to carry books or other items? Stop by the library to purchase a canvas tote bag. The bags include an external pocket, a zippered top, an internal pocket with a zipper, and a clip on the inside for holding keys.

Bags are $15 each. Please visit the circulation desk to purchase a bag. We accept cash and checks made out to the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library.

All proceeds from sales benefit the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. To learn about becoming a member of the Friends, visit their website at

In Person Programs Begin In October!
The library will resume programs inside the library for all ages beginning in October. Click here for the calendar of events


The Friends’ Bookstore is Open!
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library book shop reopened on Wednesday, August 4th! A variety of books and movies for children, teens, and adults are available for sale. The book shop is open the same hours as the library. Please note that we cannot accept donations of materials at this time due to space issues and quarantining procedures.


Face Masks Remain Required Inside the Library
Although the statewide indoor mask mandate will be lifted as of May 28, individual businesses and other entities who oversee indoor spaces may continue to require that employees and customers/guests wear face masks, per Governor Murphy. For the safety of both the staff and the public, we are requiring that our current policies be followed and that masks continue to be properly worn in the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library.



Adult Heggan cardholders in good standing may now borrow passes to museums and other attractions that are now open to the public and accepting library passes.

In order to check on the availability of the passes and to request an agreement application, please send an email message to

Please note that the passes are available first come, first serve. Since it is necessary for the library staff to quarantine the passes for 72 hours after they are returned, as we are following national quarantine guidelines, availability of the passes may be limited.


The Library is Temporarily Closed
The library will continue to remain closed, indefinitely, per NJ Executive Order 107 and Order No. 2020-3 which were both recently issued by Governor Murphy. At this time, we cannot anticipate when the library will be open to the public or to the staff again.

We are in the process of determining types of additional virtual services that we may be able to provide to our patrons beyond our digital resources via our website. We appreciate both your understanding and patience at this time as we continue to handle a difficult and unprecedented situation.

We have extended all of our due dates on all materials until April 30th, 2020. We will waive all late fees that may accumulate during the time we are closed.

We encourage everyone to stay home. However, our library book drop is still available, and you may return your borrowed materials. You are welcome to keep any materials that you have checked out until the due date at the end of April.

If you have returned your library materials via our book drop, you may notice that the items still appear on your library account. We are not physically checking in any library materials until further notice. Please be assured that the materials will be checked in and they will no longer appear on your account as soon as we are physically able to safely handle all of the returned materials.

Until further notice, holds cannot be placed on physical library materials. We will automatically extend any holds that are already waiting for you on our holds shelf at the library so that they do not expire. Once the library opens again, you will be able to check out those materials.

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library is committed to the well-being and safety of our guests, staff, and community. We continue to closely follow the directives issued by public authorities and health officials as we strive to develop our plans to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak.

Other Remote Resources
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Kids & Teens
Adults, Parents, Teachers
All Ages

Kids & Teens
  • Charlesbridge

    Activities and downloadables for titles by this publisher.
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

    Follow the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on Facebook to see a throwback collection of DIY posts and videos from the MakeShop, including making a chair out of newspapers and a bag out of a t-shirt.
  • Common Sense Media
    When kids have earned some screen time or parents need a quick break, check out Common Sense Media for some direction on recommended apps, books, TV shows, movies and more. For those not familiar with Common Sense Media, reviews include tips on what parents need to know, talking points and ratings, keeping age levels in mind.
  • Crayola

    Coloring pages, DIY crafts, and other at home activities, including live craft demos.
  • Disney: Learn to Draw
    If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to add some Disney magic to your day, Disney is sharing something special – a complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse & friends through the years.
  • Laurie Berkner Band

    The best music, videos, and books for kids – that grownups love, too! Her Facebook page offers educational videos, including live “Berkner Breaks” most weekdays at 10AM.
  • LivBits

    A schedule of live reading events
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
    The Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel presents Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Spend some time and create some fun crafts with Mo Willems.
  • PBS Kids

    PBS Kids has compiled a list of specific resources for talking to your child about coronavirus, including episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street. The list is found here. In addition, parents can sign up for a special PBS Kids newsletter with daily tips and activities to try while the kids are at home. Sign-up at the PBS Kids website.
  • Peachtree

    Activity sheets, event kits, and reading guides for kids of all ages.
  • Podyssey

    Fun and interesting podcasts to entertain and educate kids (and parents!). Great screen-free entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
  • Ranger Rick

    Sign up for three months of free access to all of Ranger Rick’s games, jokes, videos, awesome animal articles, and more! This offer is good through June 30, 2020.
  • Read, Wonder, and Learn!

    Find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.
  • Reading is Fundamental

    This site was created to help parents and childcare providers develop the language skills of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The site includes nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games, and songs. There is also a page for parents with videos and activities to encourage reading.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home

    Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
  • The Social Express

    A company focused on Social-Emotional Learning and Career Path Exploration.
  • Storyline Online

    The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
  • TIME for Kids

    TIME for Kids digital library is free for the rest of the school year. As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids salutes you, and they’re here to support you! TIME for Kids is in the unique position to help kids understand this unprecedented moment.

Adults, Parents, Teachers
  • Children’s Book Council

    The new CBC resource page is now available and contains links directly to publisher websites to easily access and learn more about the amazing children’s and young adult books and activities they have to offer.
  • Dreambox Learning

    For a limited time, parents can get a 90 day FREE trial of DreamBox so children can learn at home. Simply sign up by April 30th.
  • Holiday House

    This is a new Holiday House Resources page. It was created to meet the needs of those who have been looking for ways to engage with and continue teaching children in a virtual environment.
  • Kids Activities

    A happy place filled with easy things to do with kids that don’t require special skills, lots of money or advanced planning.
  • OCLC

    Many content providers have offered free access to e-content collections to help you maintain online services during the COVID-19 crisis. OCLC is actively partnering with global content providers to ensure access to these valuable resources through OCLC cataloging, discovery, and resource sharing services.
  • Open Culture

    Get 1,500 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player.

All Ages
  • Museum Tours
    • New York City
      • Guggenheim Museum

        You can utilize Google’s Street View feature to explore the museum’s exclusive Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary era art exhibits.
      • The Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex

        The Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex – The Intrepid website offers educational videos on the history and evolution of the Intrepid and other related topics. There is also an extensive offering of virtual and online educational programs.
      • The Museum of Modern Art — MoMA

        Explore exhibits dating back to 1929 and check out the iconic works of Matisse, Picasso, and more.
      • Whitney Museum of Modern Art

        Check out the Meatpacking District’s beloved museum of modern American art without dragging yourself over there.
    • London
      • The British Museum

        Featuring historic works like the ancient Rosetta Stone and actual Egyptian mummies, The British Museum is home to hundreds of remarkable artifacts.
      • Tate Modern

        Navigate London’s modern art gallery via street view at Tate, which houses both national and international collections of art dating between the 1900s and present day.
    • Paris
      • The Louvre

        Check out Egyptian Antiquities, Galerie d’Apollon, and more.
      • Musée d’Orsay

        Experience the work of iconic French artists like Monet, Cézanne, and Gaugin. The museum’s diverse collection includes oil paintings, canvas work, modern art, and impressionism.
    • Amsterdam
      • Rijksmuseum

        Get a taste of the Dutch Golden Age at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, with an array of art from notable names like Vermeer and Rembrandt.
      • Van Gogh Museum

        As the name suggests, the city’s Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s work in the world, with over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 personal letters — many of which can be viewed online.
    • Washington D.C.
      • National Gallery of Art

        The country’s capital is home to one of the most popular art museums in the US: the National Gallery of Art. And Google happens to feature two exhibits online, American Fashion from 1740 through 1895 and a collection from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
      • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

        Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian’s expansive National Portrait Gallery, which includes Portraits of African Americans, First Ladies, Votes for Women, and more.
  • Performances
    • Met Opera

      The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, and is streaming encore Live in HD presentations for its ‘Nightly Met Opera Stream’.
    • BroadwayHD

      The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with an affordable $8.99 monthly plan.
    • The Kennedy Center

      Watch extraordinary performances every day — from The Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond. Featuring original works, new performances and the best of their vast archive.
    • Playbill

      Check out this great list of where to stream Broadway shows. The list includes family friendly favorites, such as Peter Pan and Newsies.
  • Zoos & Aquariums
    • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

      The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is conducting a shark storytime every day this week at 10 a.m. There will be a shark story and time for shark Q & A.
    • Cape May Park & Zoo

      Cape May Park Zoo is offering Zoo School on their Facebook page. This includes daily educational videos featuring a different animal or location in the zoo. Zoo staff is also available to answer questions during select times each day.
    • Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

      The zoo will be hosting daily streams on Facebook Live. Each day, the stream will focus on a different animal in the zoo. They’ll also be sharing fun activities that you can do at home.
    • The Dallas Zoo

      The Dallas Zoo began sharing behind-the-scenes footage and educational videos on social media, using the hashtag #BringTheZooToYou.
    • New England Aquarium

      Join them for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.
    • San Diego Zoo

      Watch and Learn – Live cams and videos of your favorite animals
    • Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

      The aquarium encourages people to check its social media accounts for behind-the-scenes posts, and to learn more about aquatic animals through its digital resources.


Thank you, Friends of the Library!
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library recently gave the library $9,377.62. The funds were used to purchase 375 books for the library. We are very grateful to have such a generous Friends group! Membership is $5.00 per year. If you would like to join the group, membership applications are available at the library or you can visit their website at



Wi-Fi Password Needed Beginning November 1st
Library patrons will need to use a password to access our Wi-Fi beginning November 1st, 2019. We need to take measures to protect our network and to preserve the ability to access the Internet. When connecting to our hotspots beginning in November, including MEHREFERENCE, MEHCIRCULATION, and MEHMEETINGROOM, you will be prompted to enter a password before accessing the Internet. The password will change each month, and you may ask for the password at the circulation desk or at the reference desk.
Census 2020
The library is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented.
Representatives from the Census Bureau will be in the library on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. offering information and assistance with the application process
for jobs with the 2020 Census.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
During Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, the library is celebrating Ben Franklin, who founded the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731. We are holding a raffle for township library cardholders to win four tickets to the Franklin Institute museum and theater, a life size cardboard standup of Ben Franklin, the book Who Was Ben Franklin? by Dennis Brindell Fradin, and a Ben Franklin action figure. Raffle entries will be accepted only from Heggan cardholders who are ages 18 and older. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Raffle forms are available in the library. The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 30, 2019. The winner must be reachable via telephone that day between 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. The library reserves the right to choose an alternative winner if contact cannot be made during that time.


Meet Logan, the latest doll that has been added to our collection! Logan may be borrowed by adult Heggan cardholders who are in good standing. Logan is in great company with our other dolls who may be borrowed at the library, including Addy, Josefina, Julie, Kaya, Kit, Maryellen, Melody, and Samantha!


New Landscaping Thanks to the Friends of the Library
Thanks to the extreme generosity of the Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library, we now have new landscaping at the library and an irrigation system to water our new plants and shrubs! We are very grateful for all of the support from the Friends. Please consider joining the Friends. You can read more about the Friends by clicking here


New Duplo Table
The library now has a Duplo table in the children’s area for preschool children. Bring your child to the library and build a masterpiece!


Welcome, Laura Shiber!
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


2018 Annual Report
View the Heggan Library’s Annual Report by following this link.



September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
As students head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny—a library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September. During the month, libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. This year, Disney Pixar’s the
Incredibles are Library Card Sign-Up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education.


New Computers!
We are thrilled to announce that the library now has two new Early Literacy Stations in our Children’s Library. Designed for children ages 2-8, these computers will prepare young learners for the educational world ahead of them. Children will encounter familiar faces when using these computers, including Diego, Dora the Explorer, Reader Rabbit, SpongeBob, Sesame Street characters, and more. These stations are possible thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library support the library through fundraising and advocacy.

Cost of membership is only $5.00 per year. For more information about the Friends, please visit their website at

Libraries Rock!
As part of our summer reading activities, the library is giving away a life size standup of Elvis Presley. To participate, stop by the library and complete an entry form. Entries will be accepted only from Heggan cardholders who are ages 18 and older. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 23 2018. The winner must be available to be reached that day between 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM by telephone. The library reserves the right to choose an alternative winner if contact cannot be made during that time frame.


Library Link NJ, the group responsible for providing statewide delivery of library materials, is in the process of transitioning to a new delivery company. Materials may not be delivered to us or other libraries, statewide, in a timely manner during this transition.
In the meantime, we suggest that if you need an item that is available at another library, you consider visiting that library in the LOGIN consortium to borrow the material. A list of all of the libraries in the LOGIN consortium is available here.
Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact the library at (856) 589-3334.
New Nonfiction Books Courtesy of the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library recently donated $1811.55 to the library. The funds were used to purchase 72 new adult nonfiction books.
Click here to view the list.


Library Link NJ, the group responsible for providing statewide delivery of library materials, is in the process of transitioning to a new delivery company. Materials are not being delivered to us or other libraries, statewide, in a timely manner. In the meantime, we suggest that if you need an item that is available at another library, you consider visiting that library in the LOGIN consortium to borrow the material. A list of all of the libraries in the LOGIN consortium is available here.

At this time, we are only filling holds of materials in our building if they are being picked up at the Heggan Library. If you are placing a hold, please make sure that you choose Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library as your pick up location. We apologize for the extreme inconvenience that this has been for both patrons and staff. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact the library at (856) 589-3334.



Introducing Kanopy
The library now subscribes to Kanopy, providing Heggan cardholders with access to over 30,000 documentaries, classic and independent films. Click here to learn more.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
To celebrate, we have three basket raffles to give away to Heggan library cardholders, one for each age group!

  • Children are eligible to enter a raffle for a basket that includes a frog blanket, frog candy, books about frogs, a frog-themed coloring book, and crayons.
  • Teens are eligible to enter a raffle for a basket that includes four books: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; 1984 by George Orwell; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
  • Adults ages eighteen and older are eligible to enter a raffle for a basket that includes two tickets to the showing of Shrek the Musical at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman at 2 PM on Saturday, October 7 2017. Other items in the basket include Shrek band-aids, a stuffed animal, a Little Golden Book, and Shrek the Musical DVD and Original Broadway Cast Recording, and Shrek 4-Movie Recording Anniversary Edition (including Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After).

One entry per basket, please. These raffles are only open to patrons with library cards from the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. If you do not have a Heggan library card, please stop by the library and take a photo in our Shrek cut-out!


Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World
Children ages 6 months to 10 years will be “building a better world” this summer both literally and metaphorically! From storytimes about skyscrapers, ferris wheels, the Eiffel Tower, and construction vehicles, to learning about taking care of our planet, respecting the natural wonders of the Earth, and how we can learn about and respect different cultures, there’s something for everyone to learn about how to “build a better world”!

Teens can “Build a Better World” by playing Book Bingo to expand reading horizons or attending a library program. Teens can join the Teen Advisory Board to build a better teen experience at the library, too!

Visit our display and pick up an entry for our Adult Tic-Tac-Toe contest and a handout of volunteer opportunities in our community to help Build a Better World.

In Memory of T.R. Salvadori
It is with extreme sadness that we learned of the passing of T.R. Salvadori, a librarian for twenty-two years who retired in 2013. T.R. worked in the Cataloging and Processing Department. During his long library career, he also worked in the Waterford Library, McCowan Library, Glassboro Library, Rowan University Library, and the Monroe Twp. Library. T.R. earned his MS in Information Science from Drexel University in 1990. He was responsible for converting the card catalog to a computerized database.


Congratulations, Shirley
Congratulations to Shirley Nolan, who was given the Caught in the Act Award for the time period spanning January through March 2017. Shirley was nominated by another library staff member for helping a patron look for a book on the shelf. Shirley maintained a calm demeanor and repeatedly explained how to locate the item. By the end of the interaction, the patron was thanking Shirley for her helpfulness.
Shirley has been employed at the library since January 10th 2007.

The Caught in the Act Award is financially sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


A Fond Farewell to Joanie Alexander
On October 22nd, 2001, it was fortunate for children and their caregivers in Washington Township that Joanie Alexander, known as Mrs. Alexander to many youngsters, was hired! She has decided to retire after many excellent years at the library. Her last day with us will be on February 28th 2017. Joanie has a new adventure planned for her future. She will be spending more time with her family, including her grandchildren.

Mrs. Sarah Kramer will be providing programs to children. We are so happy that we have an enthusiastic staff member who adores children available to serve the youngsters in our community! Mrs. Kramer is a familiar face to many young children and their caregivers. She is thrilled to be taking on this new role!

We will be hiring another librarian to focus on services to middle and high school students in the future, which is a goal listed in our recently released strategic plan.

We are sincerely going to miss Joanie and all that she contributed to children at the Heggan Library for many years. We wish her happiness in her retirement and we hope that she visits us often as a patron, attending our programs and borrowing materials from our vast collection!


A New Donation from the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library recently donated $2,955.37 to the library. Those funds will be used to purchase 118 new adult large print books. As the new large print books arrive, they will be displayed in the library near the new books, along the wall that is around the corner from the circulation desk. A list of all of the books purchased will be available by March. We are very grateful to have such a generous and dedicated Friends of the Library group! Please consider joining the group. Membership is only $5.00 per year. Applications are available in the library and here.
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library Annual Report
The library’s annual report for 2016 is now available. Read the report now.



New Museum Pass: The African American Museum in Philadelphia
The library has a new museum pass available allowing up to 6 people to visit the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Please visit our Museum and Garden Pass page for details.
New Museum Pass: The American Swedish Historical Museum
The library has a new museum pass available allowing up to 5 people to visit the American Swedish Historical Museum. Please visit our Museum and Garden Pass page for details.
Strategic Plan
At the December 2016 meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, the library’s strategic plan was adopted.
You can read the strategic plan by following this link.


Food for Fines
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library invites you to help Mother’s Cupboard by donating sealed, unexpired, non-perishable food items in lieu of paying fines.
Fines up to $10.00 per library card will be forgiven in exchange for a food donation. Each item donated will forgive $1.00 in fines. Fees for lost library cards, lost or damaged library materials, fees owed to other libraries, and processing fees for lost or damaged library materials will not be forgiven.
Please feel free to make a donation, even if you don’t have a library fine.
All donated items will be given to Mother’s Cupboard.
International Games Day Saturday, November 19th
Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for International Games Day.
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be here, and there will be games and activities all day in the library.
Drop by our PokeStop to stock up on items and catch lured Pokemon!
Try out some exciting board games!
Our Minecraft server will be live!
10:00 a.m. – Humble Super Mario Brothers 3 Challenge
11:30 a.m. – Sonic Speed Run Challenge
1:00 p.m. – Gamer Trivia Contest
2:30 p.m. – Super Smash Brothers Casual Battle Royale
Congratulations MaryAnn
Congratulations to MaryAnn, who was given the Caught in the Act award for the time frame spanning July – September 2016. Here is the comment:

I came to the library on 8/1/2016 looking for a book called Henny Penny. Mrs. Hill assisted me and helped me without hesitation. She is such a great, caring person.” Nominated by Tori Kristol

Introducing the New Teen and Tween Newsletter
The Heggan Library now provides a newsletter geared especially for teens and tweens! This newsletter contains information on upcoming programs, book-lists, activities, and a comic strip!
Read the first issue!

July 2016

Congratulations, Debra!
Congratulations to library staff member Debra Rosner, Head of Reference, who was given the Caught in the Act Award for the time frame of April through June 2016. She was nominated by library patron Patti Sino who wrote: “Always being friendly. Helpful in so many ways to find books and movies that are requested! A great asset to the library.” The Caught in the Act Award is financially sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Friends raise funds to support the library through membership, book sales, fundraisers, and jewelry sales. Applications for membership are available at the library.
Introducing Rosetta Stone
Learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution, now available to library patrons. This effective, easy-to-use database allows you to learn a new language on your own time. Thirty languages are available.
Access Rosetta Stone today by visiting the Language Learning section of our Research page, or by clicking this link.
The Library Receives Two New Early Literacy Stations
The library is pleased to announce that it now has two new AWE Digital Learning Solutions Early Literacy Stations in the Children’s Library.

Designed for children ages 2-8, these computers will prepare young learners for the educational world ahead of them. Children will encounter familiar faces including Diego, Dora the Explorer, Reader Rabbit, Sponge Bob, Sesame Street characters and more on these easy to use computer stations. Best of all it makes learning fun.

These stations are possible thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library support the library through fundraising and advocacy.


“On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!”
Summer is the ideal time to encourage children to maintain, as well as further develop, their literacy skills. It is also a great opportunity to encourage them to visit the library regularly. The library’s Summer Reading Program for children will feature a fitness theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” For teens the theme is “Get in the Game – READ!”, and “Exercise Your Mind – READ!” is the theme for adults. Healthy eating and fitness will be featured at a wide range of programs and events held throughout the summer including stories, crafts, music, food, fitness, and dance.

Online registration is required for each event and is limited to Heggan Library cardholders. Registration for each event begins on Monday of the preceding week at 10:00 a.m.


S.M.I.L.E. for All Ages
We are happy to announce that our S.M.I.L.E. program is now open to kids and teens of all ages.


50 Years 50 Books
Congratulations to all of the children who completed the fifty book challenge at the library as we celebrate our fiftieth year anniversary!
New American Girl Doll Lending Program
New at the Heggan Library, check out an American Girl Doll! Choose from Addy, Samantha, or Josefina, and bring them home for a week of fun.
Limited to adult Heggan Library cardholders.
Click here for more details


50 Years of Service
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library will celebrate our 50th Anniversary throughout March, April and May. Discover how you can take part in the festivities and explore 1966 by visiting the new anniversary section of our website.
New Books From the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library recently made a donation in the amount of $4,002.48 to the library. The funds were used to purchase 227 books for the library, including a mixture of titles for children, teens, and adults. Pictured here is just a few of those new titles. We are sincerely grateful to the Friends, and we encourage all Heggan Library fans to consider joining this non-profit group. Membership applications are available on our website and in the library.

Picture Books
Title Author Call #
Daniel Finds a Poem Micha Archer ER ARCHER Check Availability
Mr. Goat’s Valentine Eve Bunting ER BUNTING Check Availability
Spot, the Cat Henry Cole ER COLE Check Availability
Snappsy the Alligator Julie Falatko ER FALATKO Check Availability
A Big Surprise for Little Card Charise Mericle Harper ER HARPER Check Availability
Next to You: A Book of Adorableness Lori Haskins Houran ER HOURAN Check Availability
Dig In! Cindy Jenson-Elliott ER JENSON ELLIOTT Check Availability
Into the Snow Yuki Kaneko ER KANEKO Check Availability
Ballerina Gets Ready Allegra Kent ER KENT Check Availability
Dario and the Whale Cheryl Lawton Malone ER MALONE Check Availability
Little Bitty Friends Elizabeth McPike ER MCPIKE Check Availability
Whoops! Suzi Moore ER MOORE Check Availability
Silly Wonderful You Sherri Duskey Rinker ER RINKER Check Availability
Go, Little Green Truck! Roni Schotter ER SCHOTTER Check Availability
The Typewriter Bill Thomson ER THOMSON Check Availability
Juvenile Fiction
Title Author Call #
John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy E.F. Abbott JF ABBOTT Check Availability
Mary Jemison, Native American Captive E.F. Abbott JF ABBOTT Check Availability
Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider E.F. Abbott JF ABBOTT Check Availability
A New Arrival Anna Alter JF ALTER Check Availability
A Week Without Tuesday Angelica Banks JF BANKS Check Availability
Chasing Magic Sudipta Bardham-Quallen JF BARDHAN-QUALLEN Check Availability
The Fire Falls Sudipta Bardham-Quallen JF BARDHAN-QUALLEN Check Availability
Little Cat’s Luck Marion Dane Bauer JF BAUER Check Availability
Soar Joan Bauer JF BAUER Check Availability
Lizzie and the Lost Baby Cheryl Blackford JF BLACKFORD Check Availability
The Goblin’s Puzzle Andrew S. Chilton JF CHILTON Check Availability
Fenway and Hattie Victoria J. Coe JF COE Check Availability
Brambleheart Henry Cole JF COLE Check Availability
Ravenous MarcyKate Connolly JF CONNOLLY Check Availability
The Extincts Veronica Cossanteli JF COSSANTELI Check Availability
Sweet Home Alaska Carole Estby Dagg JF DAGG Check Availability
Buttercup Mystery Kristin Earhart JF EARHART Check Availability
Finding Luck Kristin Earhart JF EARHART Check Availability
A Woodland Wedding Rebecca Elliott JF ELLIOTT Check Availability
Grow a Ghost! Dotti Enderle JF ENDERLE Check Availability
Spaced Out! Dotti Enderle JF ENDERLE Check Availability
Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire Sundee T. Frazier JF FRAZIER Check Availability
On the Road with Mallory Laurie Friedman JF FRIEDMAN Check Availability
The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn Sam Gayton JF GAYTON Check Availability
The Clover Curse Poppy Green JF GREEN Check Availability
The Lincoln Project Dan Gutman JF GUTMAN Check Availability
Astrotwins: Project Rescue Mark Kelly JF KELLY Check Availability
Terror at Bottle Creek Watt Key JF KEY Check Availability
Saving Wonder Mary Knight JF KNIGHT Check Availability
Audacity Jones to the Rescue Kirby Larson JF LARSON Check Availability
The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Lee Gjertsen Malone JF MALONE Check Availability
The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price Jennifer Maschari JF MASCHARI Check Availability
Just My Luck Cammie McGovern JF MCGOVERN Check Availability
Project Peep Jenny Meyerhoff JF MEYERHOFF Check Availability
Once Upon a Frog Sarah Mlynowski JF MLYNOWSKI Check Availability
Going Where It’s Dark Phyllis Reynolds Naylor JF NAYLOR Check Availability
Tru & Nelle G. Neri JF NERI Check Availability
The Turn of the Tide Rosanne Parry JF PARRY Check Availability
Bad News Nails Jill Santopolo JF SANTOPOLO Check Availability
Bling It On! Jill Santopolo JF SANTOPOLO Check Availability
A Picture-Perfect Mess Jill Santopolo JF SANTOPOLO Check Availability
Wedding Bell Blues Jill Santopolo JF SANTOPOLO Check Availability
The Cat Who Came In off the Roof Annie M.G. Schmidt JF SCHMIDT Check Availability
Heart of a Champion Ellen Schwartz JF SCHWARTZ Check Availability
A Tiny Piece of Sky Shawn K. Stout JF STOUT Check Availability
Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade David Teague JF TEAGUE Check Availability
Baker’s Magic Diane Zahler JF ZAHLER Check Availability
Juvenile Mystery
Title Author Call #
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter Beth Fantaskey JM FANTASKEY Check Availability
Friday Barnes, Girl Detective R.A. Spratt JM SPRATT Check Availability
Juvenile Science Fiction and Fantasy
Title Author Call #
Fridays with the Wizards Jessica Day George JSF GEORGE Check Availability
Juvenile Biography
Title Author Call #
Coco Chanel Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara JB CHANEL, COCO Check Availability
This Kid Can Fly Aaron Philip JB PHILIP, AARON Check Availability
Juvenile Non-Fiction
Title Author Call #
What Was the Great Depression? Janet B. Pascal J 973.917 PASCAL Check Availability
Young Adult Fiction
Title Author Call #
Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah Erin Jade Lange YA LANGE Check Availability
Up to this Pointe Jennifer Longo YA LONGO Check Availability
I’m From Nowhere Suzanne Myers YA MYERS Check Availability
Underwater Marisa Reichardt YA REICHARDT Check Availability
The Secret Language of Sisters Luanne Rice YA RICE Check Availability
Titans Victoria Scott YA SCOTT Check Availability
The Last Place on Earth Carol Snow YA SNOW Check Availability
Burn Elissa Sussman YA SUSSMAN Check Availability
Into the Dim Janet B. Taylor YA TAYLOR Check Availability
Autumn’s Kiss Bella Thorne YA THORNE Check Availability
Shallow Graves Kali Wallace YA WALLACE Check Availability
Thanks for the Trouble Tommy Wallach YA WALLACH Check Availability
Assassin’s Masque Sarah Zettel YA ZETTEL Check Availability
Young Adult Mystery
Title Author Call #
The Mystery of Hollow Places Rebecca Podos YAM PODOS Check Availability
Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Title Author Call #
The Girl from Everywhere Heidi Heilig YASF HELIG Check Availability
Sword and Verse Kathy MacMillan YASF MACMILLAN Check Availability
Marked Laura Williams McCaffrey YASF MCCAFFREY Check Availability
Revenge and the Wild Michelle Modesto YASF MODESTO Check Availability
The Sword of Summer Rick Riordan YASF RIORDAN Check Availability
Young Adult Biography

Title Author Call #
Missing Millie Benson Julie K. Rubini YAB BENSON, MILLIE Check Availability
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History Karen Blumenthal YAB CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM Check Availability
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Title Author Call #
Just My Type: Understanding Personality Profiles Michael J. Rosen YA 155.26 ROSEN Check Availability
Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word Nadia Abushanab Higgins YA 305.4 HIGGINS Check Availability
Women of Colonial America : 13 Stories of Courage and Survival in the the New World Brandon Marie Miller YA 305.42 MILLER Check Availability
The Story of Seeds Nancy F. Castaldo YA 631.521 CASTALDO Check Availability
In the Fields and the Trenches Kerrie Logan Hollihan YA 940.3 HOLLIHAN Check Availability
Adult Fiction
Title Author Call #
The Kindness of Enemies Leila Aboulela FIC ABOULELA Check Availability
Sage’s Eyes V.C. Andrews FIC ANDREWS Check Availability
A Taste for Nightshade Martine Bailey FIC BAILEY Check Availability
Fallen Land Taylor Brown FIC BROWN Check Availability
Black Rabbit Hall Eve Chase FIC CHASE Check Availability
Warriors of the Storm Bernard Cornwell FIC CORNWELL Check Availability
Nothing Ventured Anne Douglas FIC DOUGLAS Check Availability
The God’s Eye View Barry Eisler FIC EISLER Check Availability
She’s Not There Joy Fielding FIC FIELDING Check Availability
The Book of Memory Petina Gappah FIC GAPPAH Check Availability
The Lightkeepers Abby Geni FIC GENI Check Availability
The Yid Paul Goldberg FIC GOLDBERG Check Availability
River Road Carol Goodman FIC GOODMAN Check Availability
The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia C.W. Gortner FIC GORTNER Check Availability
Hide Matthew Griffin FIC GRIFFIN Check Availability
Forty Rooms Olga Grushin FIC GRUSHIN Check Availability
The Past Tessa Hadley FIC HADLEY Check Availability
The Fourth Horseman David Hagberg FIC HAGBERG Check Availability
The Girl in the Red Coat Kate Hamer FIC HAMER Check Availability
Real Tigers Mick Herron FIC HERRON Check Availability
The Illegal Lawrence Hill FIC HILL Check Availability
Orphan X Gregg Hurwitz FIC HURWITZ Check Availability
Why We Came to the City Kristopher Jansma FIC JANSMA Check Availability
Second House From the Corner Sadeqa Johnson FIC JOHNSON Check Availability
Nightfall Over Shanghai Daniel Kalla FIC KALLA Check Availability
The Blue Hour Douglas Kennedy FIC KENNEDY Check Availability
The Crooked House Christobel Kent FIC KENT Check Availability
Hidden Bodies Caroline Kepnes FIC KEPNES Check Availability
The Madwoman Upstairs Catherine Lowell FIC LOWELL Check Availability
The Quality of Silence Rosamund Lupton FIC LUPTON Check Availability
Runaway Peter May FIC MAY Check Availability
Tender Belinda McKeon FIC MCKEON Check Availability
This Census-taker China Mieville FIC MIEVILLE Check Availability
The Poison Artist Jonathan Moore FIC MOORE Check Availability
Beside Myself Ann Morgan FIC MORGAN Check Availability
Travelers Rest Keith Lee Morris FIC MORRIS Check Availability
What Lies Between Us Nayomi Munaweera FIC MUNAWEERA Check Availability
Lost in His Eyes Andrew Neiderman FIC NEIDERMAN Check Availability
Arcadia Iain Pears FIC PEARS Check Availability
Regrets Only M.J. Pullen FIC PULLEN Check Availability
Scarpia Piers Paul Read FIC READ Check Availability
Baggage S.G. Redling FIC REDLING Check Availability
Ice Chest J.D. Rhoades FIC RHOADES Check Availability
What She Left T.R. Richmond FIC RICHMOND Check Availability
Thomas Murphy Roger Rosenblatt FIC ROSENBLATT Check Availability
What I Tell You in the Dark John Samuel FIC SAMUEL Check Availability
The Passenger F.R. Tallis FIC TALLIS Check Availability
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Ed Tarkington FIC TARKINGTON Check Availability
Wreck and Order Hannah Tennant-Moore FIC TENNANT MOORE Check Availability
Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe Dawn Tripp FIC TRIPP Check Availability
I Met Someone Bruce Wagner FIC WAGNER Check Availability
The Arrangement Ashley Warlick FIC WARLICK Check Availability
Girl Through Glass Sari Wilson FIC WILSON Check Availability
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist Sunil Yapa FIC YAPA Check Availability
Adult Mystery
Title Author Call #
Jane and the Waterloo Map Stephanie Barron M BARRON Check Availability
I’m Traveling Alone Samuel Bjork M BJORK Check Availability
Even the Dead Benjamin Black M BLACK Check Availability
The Killing Forest Sara Blaedel M BLAEDEL Check Availability
Blood Will Tell Jeanne M. Dams M DAMS Check Availability
Unreasonable Doubt Vicki Delany M DELANY Check Availability
The Scottie Barked at Midnight Kaitlyn Dunnett M DUNNETT Check Availability
Shoot Loren D. Estleman M ESTLEMAN Check Availability
The Last Dawn Joe Gannon M GANNON Check Availability
The Lavender Lane Lothario David Handler M HANDLER Check Availability
One Under Cynthia Harrod-Eagles M HARROD-EAGLES Check Availability
A Midsummer’s Equation Keigo Higashino M HIGASHINO Check Availability
Tundra Kill Stan Jones M JONES Check Availability
The Language of Secrets Ausma Zehanat Khan M KHAN Check Availability
South of Nowhere Minerva Koenig M KOENIG Check Availability
Honky Tonk Samurai Joe R. Lansdale M LANSDALE Check Availability
Midnight Sun Jo Nesbo M NESBO Check Availability
Even Dogs in the Wild Ian Rankin M RANKIN Check Availability
Blackout David Rosenfelt M ROSENFELT Check Availability
Thicker than Water Sally Spencer M SPENCER Check Availability
No Shred of Evidence Charles Todd M TODD Check Availability
The Cellar Minette Walters M WALTERS Check Availability
Orchard Grove Vincent Zandri M ZANDRI Check Availability
Adult Science Fiction and Mystery
Title Author Call #
The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome Serge Brussolo SF BRUSSOLO Check Availability
A Fantasy Medley 3 SF FANTASY Check Availability
Adult Graphic Novels
Title Author Call #
The Private Eye Brian K. Vaughan 741.5 VAUGHAN Check Availability
Adult Biography
Title Author Call #
John Birch: A Life Terry Lautz B BIRCH, JOHN Check Availability
Cheney One on One James Rosen B CHENEY, RICHARD B. Check Availability
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass B DOUGLASS, FREDERICK Check Availability
Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir Joel Grey B GREY, JOEL Check Availability
The Rise of a Prairie Statesman Thomas J. Knock B MCGOVERN, GEORGE Check Availability
Life is Not an Accident : a Memoir of Reinvention Jay Williams B WILLIAMS, JAY Check Availability
Adult Non-Fiction
Title Author Call #
CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide Mike Meyers 004.1621 A Check Availability
Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide Wale Soyinka 005.4469 LINUX Check Availability
Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges Amy Cuddy 158.1 CUDDY Check Availability
The Woman’s Wakeup: How to Shake Up Your Looks, Life and Love After 50 Lois Joy Johnson 305.244 JOHNSON Check Availability
Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at its Best Susan E. Eaton 305.8 EATON Check Availability
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. 305.896 GLAUDE Check Availability
Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works Jay Newton-Small 320 NEWTON-SMALL Check Availability
Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century Daniel Oppenheimer 324.2 OPPENHEIMER Check Availability
Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi Larry Hancock 327.1273 HANCOCK Check Availability
NCLEX-RN 2016: Strategies, Practice and Review Kaplan, Inc. 331.793 NCLEX-RN Check Availability
Kaplan PCAT 2016-2017 Kaplan Publishing 331.796 PCAT Check Availability
The Green and the Black: the Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy Gary Sernovitz 333.8233 SERNOVITZ Check Availability
Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism Chris Jennings 335.12 JENNINGS Check Availability
The Road Taken: The History and Future of American Utopianism Henry Petroski 338.9 PETROSKI Check Availability
The Anatomy of Addiction: What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventive Techniques and Most Successful Treatments Akikur Mohammad, MD 362.29 MOHAMMAD Check Availability
Getting High: Marijuana Through the Ages John Charles Chasteen 362.295 CHASTEEN Check Availability
Narco-Nomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel Tom Wainwright 363.45 WAINWRIGHT Check Availability
Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy Mary Frances Berry 364.1 BERRY Check Availability
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World Baz Dreisinger 365 DREISINGER Check Availability
Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confiment 365.6 HELL Check Availability
Beyond Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Bullying, and Violence Jonathan Fast, PhD 371.7 FAST Check Availability
Firefly Visual Dictionary: With Definitions Igor Jourist 423 JOURIST Check Availability
Firefly Spanish-English Visual Dictionary Igor Jourist 463.21 JOURIST Check Availability
Cosmosapiens: Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe John Hands 523.1 HANDS Check Availability
Body Fuel: Calorie-Cycle Your Way to Reduced Body Fat and Greater Muscle Definition Mark Lauren 613.70449 LAUREN Check Availability
Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s B. Smith 616.831 SMITH Check Availability
James Beard’s All-American Eats James Beard 641.5 BEARD Check Availability
Waste Free Kitchen Handbook: A Guide to Eating and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food Dana Gunders 641.5 GUNDERS Check Availability
Gardening with Less Water: Low-Tech, Low-Cost Techniques: Use up to 90 Percent Less Water in Your Garden David A. Bainbridge 685.9 BAINBRIDGE Check Availability
What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? Save Your Indoor Plants with 100 Percent Organic Solutions David Deardorff 685.965 DEARDORFF Check Availability
Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places Rebecca Rego Barry 745.1341 BARRY Check Availability
Barclay Miniature Toy Vehicles, Transports, Cars, Trucks, and Trains 1932-1971 Howard W. Melton 745.17417 MELTON Check Availability
Pop-Up Cards: Step-by-step Instructions for Creating 30 Handmade Cards in Stunning 3-D Designs Emily Gregory 745.5941 GREGORY Check Availability
The Literature Book 818 LITERATURE Check Availability
Survival in Auschwitz: If This Is a Man Primo Levi 940.5318 LEVI Check Availability
Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped Garry Kasparov 947.086 KASPAROV Check Availability
The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project Robert S. Boynton 951.93 BOYNTON Check Availability
Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies Yossi Alpher 956.94 ALPHER Check Availability
The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House Jesse J. Holland 973.0496 HOLLAND Check Availability
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition Manisha Sinha 973.0496 SINHA Check Availability
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency David Greenberg 973.099 GREENBERG Check Availability
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordineary Men Invented the Government Fergus M. Bordewich 973.3 BORDEWICH Check Availability
A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity Harold Holzer 973.7 HOLZER Check Availability
The Last of the President’s Men Bob Woodward 973.924 WOODWARD Check Availability
Large Print Fiction
Title Author Call #
Fates and Furies Lauren Groff LP FIC GROFF Check Availability
Scandalous Behavior Stuart Woods LP FIC WOODS Check Availability
Large Print Biography
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Maggie Smith Michael Coveney LP B SMITH, MAGGIE Check Availability


In Memory of Micki Sullivan
We lament the loss of former employee, Micki Sullivan, who passed away on February 21st, 2016. Micki was always the life of the party and could always be counted on to make everyone, staff and patrons, laugh. She loved practical jokes and she was a shining light at the Heggan Library. For over twenty years, Micki worked at the library and she retired in April 2015.
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