Saturday, November 17, 2018

Libraries Scheduled to Close Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday

Cumberland County Public Library locations will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all locations. Materials may be renewed online or by calling 223-0432. For more information, call 483-7727.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Help Us Serve You Better by Taking This Quick 5 Question Survey About Online Streaming

Help your library serve you better!

Cumberland County Public Library is researching options for providing online streaming services. Help us understand your online streaming needs better by taking this quick five question survey!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Friends of the Library Book Sales This Week!

The Friends of the Library book sales offer thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and more at rock bottom prices! A special members-only sale is Tuesday, November 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone who is not a member may join at the sale or through the library's website. Learn more....

Sales are open to the public on Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the book sale is located at the lower level at the parking lot area in the back of the Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. 

Libraries Scheduled to Close on Friday, November 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for Staff Training

Library branches return to regular hours at 1 p.m. after the staff development event 

Cumberland County Public Library locations will be closed to the public until 1 p.m. Friday, November 16 for staff training. All locations (with the exception of Spring Lake Branch which is closed on Fridays) will reopen at 1 p.m.  
If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all locations. Materials may be renewed on online or by calling 223-0432. For more information, call 483-7727 or visit

Thursday, November 1, 2018

View November's Digital Calendar

View the digital calendar for all library programs and activities during November!

Public Library Receives FINRA Investor Education Foundation Grant

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center announced plans to expand its personal finance collections following receipt of a $5,000 grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation).

The additional tools and resources will help ensure that residents have the information they need when making critical money decisions as they repair, rebuild, and clean up following Hurricane Florence.

“When disaster strikes, the community comes together,” said Library Director Jody Risacher. “We want everyone to know that the library is both a welcoming convening place and a location where our families can obtain unbiased information to guide financial choices that will have lasting impact.”

Filing claims, accessing government resources, managing lump-sum payments from insurance companies and meeting immediate expenses when income might be disrupted are just a few of the money challenges that residents in disaster areas must navigate.

FINRA Foundation President Gerri Walsh noted, “Many of us lack experience with these decisions. Nonetheless, we have to get it right the first time around or face long-term financial consequences. Fortunately, the library has information that can help.”

The FINRA Foundation is also providing the library with multimedia materials that explain the red flags of financial fraud and what people can do to be vigilant and counter the persuasion tactics that fraudsters use.

It is estimated that consumer financial fraud costs Americans more than $50 billion a year, according to FINRA Foundation research. Financial fraud is especially prevalent following major natural disasters.

Ms. Walsh observed, “Recovery follows disaster, but the path to recovery can be smooth or very bumpy. And financial fraud can be one of the biggest potholes along the road. Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center has information to help people avoid the financial potholes and bring the route to recovery into sharper focus.”

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

The FINRA Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give Americans the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life. For more than a decade, the FINRA Foundation has providing funding, staff training and programs to build the capacity of public libraries to address the financial education needs of people nationwide. Much of this has been accomplished in partnership with the American Library Association through a program known as Smart investing @ your library. For more information about FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit