Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer Reading Programs Because Libraries Rock!

Read books and earn fun prizes this summer

             The summer reading program is gearing up for readers of all ages June 1 to August 15. Stop by any library branch to participate and pick up a reading record today. In addition to a paper log, there is an opportunity to participate online by registering here. The online programs allow individuals to share reading lists and review books.

Summer programs include visits from Pete the Cat and Clifford the Big Red Dog, the use of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) kits involving crafts and experiments and much more. A key goal of the summer reading programming is to maintain reading skills during the summer, and research has shown that time spent reading is effective in stoppig the "summer slide."

As readers progress toward reading goals, they become eligible for prizes and (for teens and adults) drawings for gift cards. All prizes are limited to one per person, are available while supplies last and are sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

Faces in the Community Grant Awarded to the Library

The Cumberland Community Foundation Inc. awarded the Faces in the Community Endowment grant to the public library in the summer of 2017 and it concluded this year. This grant provided financial assistance supporting the library’s mission to support diversity in the community.

The grant provided nearly $1,000 for the purchase or Surface Pro keyboards and several copies of books. Library staff worked with students at the Cumberland Regional Detention Center and Ramsey Street High School, discussing the books and introducing students to themes including; inclusiveness, how to be competitive in the global economy and awareness of differences among residents of Cumberland County.

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

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 are delivering 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, St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center and the Museum of the Cape Fear.

          These enrichment programs offer children preschool age through high school years 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.

          For more information on this and other free programs available at the library, please visit or call 483-7727.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

EJ "Skullcrusher" Snyder visits the Library

Check out the Library Endowment Fund video and learn how you can make a difference in the library of today and the library of tomorrow!

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!