Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Best-Selling Children’s Author Visiting Headquarters Library

Celebrated author of the Max and Ruby series to discuss literacy

The Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, will host Rosemary Wells on Tuesday, January 9 at 7 p.m. Wells is the best-selling children’s author known for the Max and Ruby series, as well as creating such treasured characters as Noisy Nora and Yoko. In her presentation, Booking Up Our Kids, she will talk about the importance of early childhood education, exploring the role books and art play in a child’s early development.
Wells’ career as author and illustrator spans 40 years and more than 100 books. Several of her most-loved titles will be available for purchase and she will sign personal copies following her presentation.
For more information on this and the free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Winter Reading & Activity Program @ Your Library

Despite the cold, there’s fun and games and great reads at the library!

This winter, your library is offering a Winter Reading & Activity Program for all ages. This program is designed to keep reading over the wintery season fun and rewarding. Reading logs are available at all branches starting December 15. Complete your log December 15 – January 15, submit it to any branch when finished, and receive a prize for participating while supplies last.
Children receive a free book while adults and teens receive a library mug. Teens and adults also qualify for a grand prize $100 Walmart gift card. Fill out additional reading logs for more chances to win! All drawings take place the third week of January.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Walmart Distribution Center. For more information on these and other free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.

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.

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 cumberland.lib.nc.us, 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.