Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cumberland County Public Library Seeks Paid Intern

Applications accepted through April 29, 2019

  •  Must be an in-coming high school junior or senior, or college freshman
  • Work schedule: June 24 – September 13, 2019; approximately 19 hours/week
  •  Rate of pay varies from $13.85 to $15.35, respective of grade level
  •  Must attend kick-off event in Chicago, Illinois (June 13-15, 2019) and wrap-up event in         Washington D.C. (Sept. 20-22, 2019); travel, lodging and meal expenses are paid.
Job Duties
  •   With support of a mentor, develop a connected learning project for under-served youth in the  community
  •   Assist with programming for youth outreach services
  • Shadow library staff in public services, youth services, and computer services departments to gain a broad understanding of library services
  •  Assist with development of library displays and other promotional material
  •  Assist with implementation and development of program evaluations
  • Work one-on-one with a mentor to develop library skills such as research, programming and technology
  • Through mentor relationship, view and understand complex customer service skills and workplace ethics
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  •         Basic knowledge of purposes and use of libraries; including Dewey Decimal System
  •         Understand the concepts of planning and presenting programs for youth aged 2-12
  •         Ability to follow instructions
  •         Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  •         Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience and Education:
No experience is required.  Must be a high school junior, senior, or college freshman

To apply for this position, visit and search for PLA/ALA Intern to apply.  If you have additional questions please email

This position is made possible through a grant from the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Headquarters Library Closed April 27-28 for Dogwood Festival

Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) will be closed Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, for the Dogwood Festival. All other branches will maintain standard operating hours. Headquarters Library will reopen for normal operating hours on Monday, April 29.

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Apply Now for the Local Authors’ Showcase

Local authors are invited to apply to participate in the Cumberland County Public Library’s annual Local Authors’ Showcase. Applications may be completed online or  printed and mailed; the deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 10. Details about participation requirements are included on the application and space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis

All genres are welcome –previously, categories have included inspirational nonfiction, self-help, romance, thrillers, mysteries, children’s books, and poetry.

On Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Local Authors’ Showcase, which takes place at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. The event is set up much like a vendor fair where authors can discuss their books and offer them for sale. While there is no cost for the authors to participate or for the public to attend, 20 percent of the sales are donated to the Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library.

For more information about the Local Authors’ Showcase or additional resources for aspiring writers, visit, or call 483-7727.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Public Library Job Fair set for May 8

Meet local employers that are hiring and find support for your job search at the Cumberland County Public Library’s job fair on Wednesday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane.
Librarians will be available to assist job seekers with completing online applications, creating or revising résumés and providing tips on interviewing. Professional human resource managers will review résumés and offer feedback for improvement. Participant may also learn how to use the NC Works Job Portal with access to countless job openings. “
Job seekers may find immediate help through the library’s online Job & Career Center that includes job listings, resources for veterans through Vet Now.
The job fair includes a Reentry Resource Fair for individuals reentering the community from incarceration. Information will be available regarding housing, employment, transportation, education, healthcare services, family support and more. For information about the Fayetteville Cumberland Reentry Council and its services, contact Jessie Garner, Reentry Coordinator, at (910) 485-6131 ext. 4043.
To learn more about other library programs and services, visit or call (910) 483-7727.


Monday, April 1, 2019

“Made in NC” Science Festival Programs

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center celebrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in conjunction with the North Carolina Science Festival during the month of April.

More than 35 STEM programs are offered at library locations throughout the county and include topics such as North Carolina Animals; Weather in a Bottle; Kids Challenge: Little Inventors; Kids Craft: Venus Flytraps; NASA @ My Library: Tiny Robots; Amazing Hands-on Household Science; Make Your Own Pickle Battery; and First in Flight.

For more information about North Carolina Science Festival public library programs, including descriptions, ages, date, time and location, visit the library’s calendar of events, or call 483-7727.

About the North Carolina Science Festival: Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.