Thursday, December 18, 2014

Library Closed- New Year's Day

Due to the New Year's holiday, all locations close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, and are closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015. All locations reopen on Friday, January 2. If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all library locations. Materials may be renewed on the library's website, or by calling (910) 223-0431

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Library Closed - Christmas Holidays

Due to the Christmas holiday, all locations are closed on Tuesday, December 23 at 6:00 p.m., and remain closed through Friday, December 26. All locations reopen on Saturday, December 27. If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all library locations. Materials may be renewed on the library web site, or by calling (910) 223-0431

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Online Resources Brainfuse and Pronunciator Now Live

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is pleased to offer two new online resources free to all library card holders: Brainfuse and Pronunciator. Brainfuse and Pronunciator are replacing Tutor.com and Mango Languages, respectively. Both services can be accessed both within and outside the library on any computer with Internet access and offer apps for Android and iOS users.  

Brainfuse is an anytime, anywhere eLearning solution for students of all ages and levels. Brainfuse is divided into two sections: HelpNow for younger students and the Adult Learning Center. HelpNow provides resume assistance and live online tutoring from 2 p.m. to midnight. Includes: GED prep, 24/7 writing lab, skills building, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center. Both HelpNow and the Adult Learning Center assist students in preparing for the SAT/ ACT/AP tests.  Additionally, the Adult Learning Center offers help on TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), GED, HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and the U.S. Citizenship Test.


Pronunciator, which has replaced Mango Languages, is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages.

Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need for now is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher; or an iPad or iPhone/iPod with iOS 5.0 or higher; or an Android tablet or phone with Android 3.0 and up. To get started, click here!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Headquarters Library to Close December 12 and 13 for Maintenance

All eight branches of the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center system, and the Court Library, will be closed to the public until 1 p.m. Friday, December 12 for a staff development event. Headquarters will remain closed the remainder of the day Friday and all day Saturday, December 13 in order to carry out building maintenance. All other branches of the library system will reopen at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 12 and resume regularly scheduled hours Saturday, December 13.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Big Changes for Tutor.com & Mango Languages

The library's subscriptions to Tutor.com and Mango Languages have expired. Brainfuse will replace Tutor.com with even more features and learning opportunities and is scheduled to go online in early December. We apologize for the interruption in services during this time of transition.

Pronunciator, which has replaced Mango Languages, is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages.

Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need for now is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher; or an iPad or iPhone/iPod with iOS 5.0 or higher; or an Android tablet or phone with Android 3.0 and up. To get started, click here!

Monday, October 20, 2014

2013/2014 Annual Report Now Available

It's been a productive fiscal year for the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center! The 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available to read online. The report includes:

  • Back to Work: Job fairs give back to the community.
  • We Mean Business: The library offers space and technology for entrepreneurs.
  • Grants for the Good: Branches make use of funding to purchase technology.
  • Learning Happens: From science to summer reading, the library helps students.
  • Recognition: Read about award-winning programs and services.
  • Library Board: Meet our Board of Trustees.