Monday, September 24, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

FEMA Benefits for Immigrants and Tenants

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Justice Center has provided information on eligibility for FEMA, Disaster SNAP (food stamps), and other disaster benefits for immigrants, tenants, homeowners, and those "renting to own."

A list of disaster assistance resources, including general legal information for those affected by the disaster, is also available.

For the English flyer, please click here.

For the Spanish flyer, please click here.

For more information on Hurricane Florence recovery resources, please visit the North Carolina Justice Center website.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

County Government Offices and Library Locations Resume Regular Hours on Thursday, September 20

News Release from Cumberland County

County Offices, Court System Re-Open Thursday

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Government Offices and the Court System will re-open Thursday, Sept. 20.
Animal Control will be closed to the public as the staff cleans the Animal Control facility and relocates after evacuating to the Crown Expo Center.

All court dates will be rescheduled. The Clerk of Court will mail a new notice of hearing to the address that is in the file. Individuals may also check  under the “Court Calendars” tab 48 hours after the courthouse reopens for new court dates. Residents can call the Clerk of Courts at 910-475-3000.

All Solid Waste landfills and container sites scheduled to be open Thursday will operate on their normal schedule. Additionally, all container sites not normally scheduled to operate on Thursdays, including Manchester, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ann Street Landfill - 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wilkes Road Compost facility – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Container Sites - 

Spring Lake Drops Mandatory Evacuation
The Town of Spring Lake has also rescinded its mandatory evacuation order.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Public Libraries Closing in Advance of Hurricane Florence

All events canceled starting Wednesday, September 12 at noon through Monday, September 17          
Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, will be closed all day Wednesday, September 12. All other Cumberland County Public Libraries will close at noon on Wednesday, September 12, in anticipation of inclement weather.

All public library programs, events and meeting room reservations have been canceled through noon on Monday, September 17.

The library's social media will be updated with any changes to library hours, programs and events. However, please be aware that power outages may prevent the posting of such information.

For updates on other information during this weather event visit the Cumberland County website, Residents are encouraged to sign up for Cumberland Alerts! the county’s emergency notification system.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Get a Library Card and Check Out Something Incredible!

September Is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time designated each year when Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center joins with libraries throughout the country to emphasize the value of having a public library card.
A myriad of resources are offered at the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff who support academic achievement. Resources include free online tutoring, classes for home schoolers, e-books and e-editions of magazines, and access to databases on topics from literature to the stock market and more.
Today’s libraries aren’t only places of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where everyone from all walks of life can pursue lifelong learning, find help with job searches, collaborate on projects, use meeting rooms, or enjoy family friendly and culturally enriching programs.
For more information on how to get your public library card, visit any of the county’s eight libraries or the library’s website.

This year, Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles team up with the ALA to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, the Incredibles remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle: libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school.