Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friends of the Library Book Sales February 6, 10 & 11

The Friends of the Library is selling thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more at the February book sales. A special members-only sale will be held Tuesday, February 6 from 4 - 7 p.m. Anyone who is not a member may join at the sale or through the library's website. A public book sale is scheduled Saturday, February 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m and Sunday, February 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. Cash, checks, credit and debit cards are accepted.
The entrance to the book sale is through the back door of Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane). Please follow the directional signs.
          Items in the sale have been donated to the Friends of the Library or have been discarded from the library's collection. Proceeds provide the Friends with the ability to supplement library programs and services such as Summer Reading Programs and the guest author speaker series.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Author Visit

Jill McCorkle joins annual Friends event as guest speaker
           Celebrated North Carolina author, Jill McCorkle, is the featured speaker at the annual Friends of the Library meeting Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. McCorkle is from Lumberton, graduating from UNC and later pursuing her masters at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. She has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tufts University and she was the Fannie Hurst Visiting Writer at Brandeis University. She was a Briggs-Copland Lecturer at Harvard for five years. She currently teaches creative writing in the MFA Program at North Carolina State University.
           McCorkle has received many awards including the North Carolina Award for Literature. She is a New York Times best-selling author and she is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Books are available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
          This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library. For more information on this and other free programs at the library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call 483-7727.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Court Library Services Moving to Headquarters Library

Materials and services offered through the Cumberland County Court Library are moving out of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse to the Headquarters Library at 300 Maiden Lane. The transition will be completed by February 1.

The Cumberland County Public Library will offer legal resources in the Local and State History Room on the second floor of the library and online at Cumberland.lib.nc.us. In addition, materials from the Court Library collection are also being made available to local libraries for use by the public. In addition to copies of N.C. Statutes, the Local and State History Room will have forms for the small claims court available.

The Court Library space on the third floor of the Courthouse will be renovated for use by the court system as the County continues to manage space needs for both county and court operations.

Library staff will be available to show individuals how to use the legal resources. However, North Carolina law (NCGS 84-4) prohibits non-lawyers from assisting anyone with legal questions; therefore, library staff are forbidden from giving legal advice of opinions. For additional legal assistance, individuals should seek legal counsel.

"Our goal is to continue to offer resources for County residents who need to conduct legal research and we plan to do that through on-site materials at Headquarters Library and other libraries in the community and through online platforms," said Library Director Jody Risacher.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Library Endowment Fund Video Premiere

Check out the Library Endowment Fund video and learn how you can make a difference in the library of today and the library of tomorrow!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

Library's Annual Report & Update

Check out your library's Annual Report and Update by clicking here.

Thank you for letting us serve you, Cumberland County!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Be Prepared for Inclement Weather!

Your library has compiled a great resource for the entire community! Check out the Natural Disaster and Emergency Preparedness LibGuide for helpful tips and life-saving information in the case of a weather emergency. Stay connected to your community and be aware of how your County is responding to a disaster with this inclusive informative resource.

For more information on this and other resources, visit cumberland.lib.nc.us or call 483-7727.