News & Stories


Barnes & Noble Deptford’s Holiday Book Drive Collects More Than 3,700 Books for Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

CAMDEN, N.J. Barnes & Noble Deptford collected more than 3,700 books for Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper during its 2015 Holiday Book Drive, giving pediatric patients the gift of reading.

The book drive ran from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Barnes & Noble customers had the opportunity to purchase a book to donate to Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

““There is nothing like a good book to help a child feel better during their hospital stay,” said Susan Bass Levin, President of The Cooper Foundation. “We are thankful to Barnes & Noble Deptford for choosing the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper as the beneficiary of its Holiday Book Drive and for the generosity of its customers.” ”

Cooper Health System staff along with representatives from Barnes & Noble Deptford staff and special guest, Cookie Mouse, recently distributed books to patients in the Pediatric Unit and read a story to children.

The Johnny M Foundation has pledged $750,000 to establish the Johnny Murabito Child Life Program at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. In addition to the new playroom and family room, the gift will support the expansion of the activities offered by the Child Life Program, including art and music therapy.

“Our customers showed the true spirit of the season with their generous donations of books,” said Jen-Na Hollis, Barnes & Noble’s Community Business Development Manager. “We are delighted to partner with The Cooper Foundation and Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper to give the gift of reading to pediatric patients.”

Left to Right: Heather Comparri, NICU; Joanne Fox, Clinical Director, NICU, PICU, Pediatrics; Rebecca Habina, Barnes & Noble Deptford; Phill Hubbard, Manager, Barnes and Noble Deptford; Jen-Na Hollis, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble Deptford; Sue Hubbard, Barnes & Noble Deptford; Brittany Spaeth, Child Life Manager; Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO, The Cooper Foundation. Kneeling: Jen Andricola, Barnes & Noble Deptford; Valari Zee, Child Life Specialist; Tammy Beringer, Pediatrics


About Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is committed to excellence in education, research, and high quality, safe care for pediatric patients and their families. As the only state-designated acute children’s hospital in South Jersey, Cooper provides exceptional pediatric primary care and comprehensive specialty care services for every patient, every day, in a safe, patient- and family-centered environment.