Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Southern History Presented Through Art and Memorials

Library presents timely program on the evolution of historical monuments

The Cumberland County Public Library explores the evolution of historical Civil War monuments at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane on Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. Presented by Dr. Douglas Butler, author and award-winning photographer, “After Appomattox: North Carolina Civil War Monuments 1865-1965highlights the cultural and aesthetic evolution of memorials placing them in historical, artistic and social contexts. Butler received the Willie Parker Peace History book award in 2014 for his work, North Carolina Monuments: An Illustrated History and he routinely contributes photos and writing to nationally recognized journals.

For more information on this and the free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

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 or call 483-7727.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Job Fair at Headquarters Library September 20

Meet employers, receive help with résumés, online job searching and more

Cumberland County Public Library hosts the annual job fair on Wednesday, September 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. Visit with local businesses and professionals hiring in a variety of fields. The following programs are offered during the job fair.

Résumé Review & Interviewing Tips
Professional Human Resource managers will review résumés and provide feedback on how to improve. Interviewing tip seminars will begin every hour on the hour.

Build Your Résumé 
Librarians will be available during the job fair to assist job seekers with completing online applications, creating or revising résumés and online job searching.

Marketing Yourself: Career Success at Any Stage           
Learn five steps you can take to improve your chances of getting employed or advancing your career.

Learn how to use NCWorks Job Portal
The NCWorks Job Portal can help you find a career. Drop by during the job fair.

In addition, Headquarters Library is offering a Vocational Job Fair on Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. for those 14-23 years old. This is an ideal time to receive tips for filling out online job applications, meet representatives from businesses currently hiring, explore careers for your future and more.
For more information, visit or call 483-7727.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summer Reading Program Winners!

The 2017 Summer Reading Program has come to an end and the library is pleased with participation among the community. More than 8,000 titles were read and/or listened to June 1 - August 15 for adults!

Alas, the winners of the coveted beach chair (with collapsing cooler and umbrella) are listed below. We hope everyone enjoyed the summer programs, exhibits and festivities and we'll see you for the Winter Reading Program kicking-off January 1, 2018.

Winners include Jennifer R. @ Headquarters, Robert M. @ North Regional, Wanda O. @ Hope Mills, Lewis R. @ West Regional, Suzanne H. @ Spring Lake and Jane H. @ East Regional. Congratulations!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Library Launches Early Literacy Centers

Child-friendly activities make learning fun and help develop pre-reading skills

Learning experts tell us that what happens during a child’s early years sets the foundation for all the educational years that follow. In cultivating an environment rich in learning experiences, the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center has established Early Literacy Family (ELF) Centers all locations.
The centers provide easily accessible, child-friendly, literacy-based activities including books, puzzles, games, manipulatives, and more. In explaining how these activities help children learn to read, the library’s Youth Services Division Manager Megan Smith, said, “When children and parents or caregivers read, play, write, talk and sing together, it begins to help children build a bridge between how words are formed and how stories are shared." She added that by offering warm and welcoming spaces where families interact, "we are fostering future readers and lifelong learners.”
An element at several of the centers is a digital learning station that is outfitted with iPads, which are preloaded with the best kids’ reading apps. This encourages seek-and-discover learning experiences that allow young minds to pursue and interact with the educational content that captures their attention.
This project is made possible through a $45,656 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information about the centers, youth programming, story times and other library programs or services, visit, visit any location, or call 483-7727.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Your Library Receives Summertime Kids Grant

Funds benefit campers promoting children’s literacy

          Cumberland County Public Library was awarded a $5,000 grant to provide books and book bags to children attending camps throughout the county. Library staff delivered books and bags to camp participants at the following sites in Cumberland County: Autism Society of Cumberland County, Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County, Communities United for Youth Development, Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc., Fayetteville Flyers Track Club, Moore Street Foundation and the Museum of the Cape Fear.

           These enrichment programs offer children 5 -12 years old opportunities to socialize and interact with peers and develop new skills. Campers are in a safe environment where they will be supervised by trained and educated individuals to provide an enjoyable and encouraging setting for all. This grant was provided by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.