The Librar-e and Resource Commons

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87FSS Events Calendar

Welcome to the FSS Librar-e and Resource Commons!

The 87FSS Librar-e and Resource Commons strives to provide essential information, educational resources and support to our Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Cost Guard and civilian patrons. The Librar-e supports professional and voluntary education and offers facilities and services to enhance the quality of life for all authorized users.

Bldg. 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Avenue
JB MDL McGuire

609.754.2079
Fax 609.754.5108

FSS Librar-e Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm 
Sunday: CLOSED

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

Tech Center Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday - Saturday: Open upon Request

Events at ‌FSS Librar-e and Resource Commons‌
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Pop-up StoryTime

Join us for Pop-up StoryTime at the FSS Flight Deck at JB MDL Lakehurst from 10am to 11am. All ages are welcome.

Registration is required; begins September 1. 

Stop by the 87FSS Librar-e to register or call 609.754.2079.

Around the World @ FSS Librar-e!

Around the World at your FSS Librar-e is almost here! Saturday November 16, 3pm to 5pm. Grab your passport and join the fun! Tables, booths, crafts and fun about the wonderful places around the world. Have a country, state or place you’d like to showcase at Around the World Day at FSS Librar-e? Reserve a booth now! Please have your country, state, etc. and spot reserved by November 1.

609.754.2079

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Kids in the Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen

The FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons offers family cooking classes every quarter. Cooking lessons, recipe sharing, fun activities, something new every month! REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. Registration opens two (2) weeks prior to each class. Volunteers welcome! Visit or contact the FSS Librar-e front desk to register, volunteer or for more information.

Open to DoD ID holders age 5 thru 13, 5:30 to 6:30pm, quarterly basis.

Call 609.754.2079 for future dates.

STEAM Program

Join the 87FSS Librar-e to learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math with cool experiments and activities. Limit one STEAM class per every other month so everyone can enjoy.

Date: 9/21

Time: 2 to 3:30pm

Registration required, open first of every month, visit the 87FSS Librar-e or call 609.754.2079.

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Baby Storytime

Join Baby StoryTime at the 87FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons, Bldg. 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Ave., from 10 to 11am every 2nd and 4th Tuesday!

We introduce babies and toddlers to books, songs and activities! Start their love of reading and learning at an early age.

No registration required, open to ages 0 to 3 years.

Children’s Storytime

Join us from 10 to 11am every Thursday at the 87FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons, Bldg. 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Ave., as we read stories and do crafts!

No registration required, open to ages 0 to 11 years.

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Young Adult Book Club Fan Fiction Fun

Join us at the 87FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons every 3rd Saturday of the month for the Librar-e Young Adult Book Club. We’ll gather for a wonderful night of FanFic Fun. Crafts, projects, games, food and more!

Registration required.

Targeted to ages 12 & up.

Dates: 8/24, 9/21

Time: 5pm - 6pm

United Through Reading
United Through Reading

Introducing a new way to connect with your children while you are away! 

If you are a service member that is or will be TDY/Deployed/Remote Tour/working night shift or a non-custodial parent, schedule an appointment with the FSS Librar-e to record a video reading for the child(ren) in your life! 

United Through Reading provides the story books and storage device.  

When you make an appointment, you will be registered for a chance to win Trenton Thunder game tickets for select dates. 

609.754.2079.

87FSS LIBRAR-E & RESOURCE COMMONS OFFERS:

Forms:
●  Email to Circulation/Reference:
– Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Requests
– Reference Questions
●  Rosetta Stone Registration
●  Meeting Room Requests
●  Library Card – Privileges and Registration
●  Volunteer Sign-Up Form
●  Summer Reading/ Winter Reading Programs
●  Instructions for Placing Holds Online

Reference & Education:
●  Books
●  Online Database and Resources
●  Military Databases through the AF Portal, AKO/DKO
●  Database Instruction, Inter-Library Loan Service (ILL)
●  College Brochures, College Textbooks
●  Tax Forms (seasonal)
●  Notary Services (Free)

Computer Services:
●  48 Public PC’s, Memory Card Reader
– 38 Commercial
– 9 AFNET
– 1 Express/OPAQ
●  8 iMac computers
●  Flashdrive and CD drives, Printers and Copier, Faxing
●  Scanners and Webcam, Headphones, Laptop Station, 24/7 WiFi Access
●  Manual Typewriter, MS Word & Excel Instruction

Book Collections:

●  Bestsellers, Non-Fiction / Fiction  ●  Kindle
●  Testing Study Materials (CLEP, ASVAB, DANTES, etc.)  ●  Computers & Technology
●  Biographies and History  ●  Fitness, Cooking, Crafts
●  Books on CD  ●  Business and Leadership
●  Overdrive Audio Books Online  ●  Reference Books
●  Nooks  ●  eBooks Online

Military Collections:

●  Air Force Chief of Staff Collection  ●  POW / MIA Collection
●  Army Chief of Staff  ●  Korean War Collection
●  Chief of Staff Reading Lists  ●  Leadership
●  Battle of the Bulge, McGuire/Fort Dix Ch. 60  ●  Six Sigma
●  World War II Collection

Children's Programs:

●  Weekly Story Time Readings ●  Grant-Funded Programs
●  Summer Reading Program (DoD) ●  Winter Reading Program
●  Group Tours for Base Organizations ●  Holiday Presentations

Children's Collections:

●  EASY ●  Popular Series
●  Board books ●  Graphic Novels
●  Elementary Textbooks - Base Schools ●  Juvenile Chapter Books
●  Play-Aways (Audio Books) ●  Over-sized Books
●  Fiction ●  Books on CD
●  Non-Fiction ●  Spanish Books
●  Young Adult ●  Battle of the Books

Languages:

●  Tools: Books, CD/USB, Play-Aways ●  Rosetta Stone Online
●  Spanish Collection (fiction) ●  Rosetta Stone Kits
●  English as a Second Language (ESL)

Other Non-Print Books and Services:

●  Special Services (Audio Streaming and Large Print technology for Wounded Warriors and Veterans)
●  Facebook: 87FSS and 87FSS Librar-e & Resource Commons
●  Access to Personal Library Account SIRSI
●  Music CDs
●  Gaming (Wii, WiiU, XBox, XBox One, PS3, PS4, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DSXL)
●  Play-Aways, Overdrive Audio Books, eBooks Online, Sony Readers, GoChips
●  DVDs (movies)

Adult Events:

●  Monthly programs, book chats, guest speakers, monthly new book collection
●  Discussion, financial programs, business seminars, summer readion program, holiday cookbooks

Meeting Spaces:

●  Meeting Room, two study rooms, classroom with 12 PCs, sound system, scanner, printer, projector, laptop, TV and DVD player, dry erase board and podium

Facilities:

●  Community Bulletin Board, Lounge Areas/Atrium Reading Area, Teen Area, Children's Room, Base Maps, DSN phone, aDA restrooms, outdoor seating

Community Partners:

●  87FSS Education Office ●  NJ Challenge Academy
●  Burlington County Library System ●  Summer Volunteers
●  Ocean County Library System ●  JB MDL Spouses' Club
●  NBHS Special Students Career Placement ●  Friends of the 87FSS Librar-e