Monday, November 28, 2016

Library Welcomes New Deputy Director

Key appointment made in library’s leadership

Cotina Jones has been hired as the Cumberland County Public Library’s Deputy Director. Jones has served in libraries since 1997, with her first job as a part-time reference librarian in the Granville County Public Library System. She has worked within school library systems and as branch manager in Granville County. Most recently, she has worked in academic libraries at Winston-Salem State University as Health Sciences Librarian and Special Projects Coordinator and at North Carolina Central University as Assistant Director of Library Services.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s from North Carolina Central University in biology and library science respectively. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at North Carolina A & T State University in the Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education. Jones began work on November 14 and Director Jody Risacher said, “we are thrilled to have Cotina’s experience and talents joining library leadership.”

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Teen Health Awareness Programs

Teen Health Awareness Programs
Your library and SHIFT NC team up to breach tough subjects for teens
This December, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center is offering two December programs on teen health awareness designed especially for grades 6-12. These awareness programs are made possible by SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens), a statewide nonprofit leading North Carolina to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health through increased awareness. Speakers from SHIFT NC will discuss pregnancy prevention, birth control options, STIs, abstinence and more.
            Teen Health Awareness program details follow:
            Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. – Spring Lake Branch (101 Laketree Blvd.)
            Thursday, December 8 at 5 p.m. – North Regional Branch (855 McArthur Road)

For more information on these and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 822-1998.

Christmas Portraits @ Cliffdale Regional Branch Library

Christmas Portraits @ Cliffdale Regional Branch Library
Free holiday portraits courtesy of the Cliffdale Shutterbug Photography Club

The Cliffdale Shutterbug Photographers are offering their services for free this holiday season. On Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. at Cliffdale Regional Branch (6882 Cliffdale Road) individuals and families are invited to attend in their festive best and have your family portrait taken. The Cliffdale Shutterbugs are a group of photographers that meet bi-monthly to take and review photographs, many of which have been on display at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County galleries. Please be prepared to save your portraits to a personal flash drive. Registration for this program is required online or by phone at (910) 864-3800.

For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 864-3800.

Monday, November 7, 2016

All Library Branches to Offer Discard Book Sales

While Friends of the Library book sales have been suspended during the restoration process at Headquarters Library, each library branch will begin selling discarded books to benefit the Friends. Children’s books will be two for $1; all other books will be $1 each.
Proceeds will provide the Friends with the ability to supplement library programs and services that would not otherwise be possible such as Summer Reading Programs and the guest author speaker series.
Individuals wanting to support the Friends of the Library may select "Give Now" on the library's website. Friends memberships start at $15 and make great gifts. Membership enables entry to the members-only sale when book sales resume next year. In addition, all donations up to $12,500 to the Library Endowment Trust, managed by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Friends of the Library through Dec. 31, 2016.

            For more information, including the dates of rescheduled author visits, volunteer opportunities and more, visit the library’s website.