Monday, June 26, 2017

Local & State History Room Open House

Genealogy, history and preservation resources available again

The Local & State History Room will host an open house on July 2 to celebrate its reopening. Access to Local & State History Room resources was limited for a number of months during post-hurricane Matthew flood restoration. The open house will feature giveaways, and information for upcoming history and genealogy library programs, as well as other local cultural institutions.

For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Libraries closed for Independence Day

Due to the Independence Day holiday, all locations are closed Tuesday, July 4. All locations reopen on Wednesday, July 5. 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) 223-0432.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Public Library Hours Change July 1

All Cumberland County library locations will have new customer service hours
           
             Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center’s eight locations will have new hours beginning July 1, 2017. The adjustment is a result of changes made to the county’s budget for fiscal year 2018.
            “Our library continues to adapt to challenges and opportunities on many levels and the new service hours will serve our citizens during peak times. At the same time, we want to draw attention to services that everyone can access online every hour of every day,” said Library Director Jody Risacher.
            Although library hours have changed, library cardholders can conveniently download e-books, audio books, and magazines from anywhere. Job seekers can take advantage of the library’s online job center with its weekly listing of job openings and other employment assistance. Students of all ages and job seekers alike can also use Brainfuse, an online learning resource. Brainfuse’s “Adult Learning Center” provides résumé review and feedback, GED preparation, a 24-hour writing lab, self-paced learning on Microsoft Office Essentials and much more.  “HelpNow” offers students individual homework tutoring by experts in core subjects such as math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Tutors are on standby from 2 p.m. to midnight.
           “More than ever, we want the public to explore their online library,” Risacher said. “It truly is a library without walls.”

Library hours by location beginning July 1, 2017:

Bordeaux Branch, 424-4008
3711 Village Dr.
Monday - Tuesday                      9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday               9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday                        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday                                        Closed

Cliffdale Regional Branch, 864-3800
6882 Cliffdale Rd.
Monday - Thursday                     9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday                                           9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday                                       9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday                                         1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

East Regional Branch, 485-2955
4809 Clinton Rd.
Monday - Tuesday                      9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday               9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday                        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday                                        Closed

Hope Mills Branch, 425-8455
3411 Golfview Rd., Hope Mills
Monday - Thursday                    9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday                                         9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday                                     9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday                                       Closed

Headquarters Library, 483-7727
300 Maiden Lane
Monday - Thursday                     9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday                                          9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday                                      9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday                                        1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

North Regional Branch, 822-1998
855 McArthur Rd.
Monday - Thursday                     9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday                                          9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday                                      9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday                                        1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Spring Lake Branch, 497-3650
101 Laketree Blvd., Spring Lake
Monday - Wednesday                  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday                                      9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday                                           Closed
Saturday                                       10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday                                          Closed

West Regional Branch, 487-0440
7469 Century Circle
Monday - Tuesday                         9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday                9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday                         10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday                                         Closed

 
For more information about library programs and services, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727. To make an appointment with a librarian for individual assistance, call or visit any location.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Your Library Hosts a Talk with a Holocaust Survivor

Jewish Dutch girl shares her WWII survival story
Bordeaux Branch (3711 Village Drive) is virtually hosting Renee Fink, a childhood holocaust survivor Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. In partnership with the Holocaust Speakers Bureau, Fink speaks with students and organizations across the country stressing the resistance, goodness and courage of people during the most difficult times. This program includes short videos highlighting Fink’s experiences and the audience will be able to ask questions and discuss the content with her via Skype.
For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fan Fiction Contest for Teens June 1 – August 15 @ Your Library

Write fan fiction on any topic and win at Librari-Con!

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter their fan fiction in Cumberland County Public Library’s Fan Fiction Contest by August 15. Fan fiction is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its creator.
Limit entries to 5,000 words or less and bring to any library location's Information Services desk or Youth Services desk. You may also email your entry to jhatcher@cumberland.lib.nc.us. Include your name, a way to contact you and the fandom with which your entry is associated. Please make sure the content of your entry is rated PG-13 or less. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at Librari-Con, September 2, 2017.
For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Local & State History Room Reopens @ Headquarters Library!

We are excited to announce that the Local & State History room at Headquarters Library has officially reopened. The room had been closed since Hurricane Matthew swept across the coast last October causing flooding to the lower level of the library and displacing dozens of staff.

The Local & State History room has a computer lab, digital preservation lab and copier available for customer use. Staff are available for questions related to local and state history and genealogy research. They will be hosting an Open House event on Sunday, July 2 at 2:30 with detailed information on programming happening throughout the year. For more information about the Local & State History room or other services available at your library, call 483-7727 or visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us.