Blogs

Books have been challenged by patrons, teachers, librarians and others for a variety of reasons. Depending on the location of the library, the types of things challenged and banned may be vastly different, and could possibly surprise you. What would it take for you to challenge a book? Here is a list of the top 10 challenged books of 2016. Do you agree with the choice to challenge these titles?  Haven't read any of these? Click the title and link to our catalog to place a hold!    Top... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
  It seems like everything is moving so fast lately. School is ending and there are deadlines to meet. But don’t worry, the lazy days of summer are upon us making it a perfect time to read! Why not curl up with a book that is destined to become a movie?  Often times it is hard to fall in love with characters when you only get to know them for 2 hours or less. When you read the book, you can really get attached and sometimes that can make watching the the movie an even better experience!  Here’... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
Teen books are often known for their drama. Luckily, when you're not in the mood to be bogged down by conflict of the angsty variety, a host of hilarious teen books await you, perfect for all sorts of readers. Whether you like fantasy, realism, sci-fi, or history - there's a funny book waiting for you in this list.  Visit our funny teen book display this month (it's the one covered in emojis). Or just click the title to put a hold on one of these... Read More
Blog Category: Teens
You may have noticed a few new faces in our department recently! Rachael and Steven have moved on to full time professional positions in other states and while we are thrilled for their success, it did leave us feeling a little lonely at the reference desk. Don't worry though; we have added two new team members to fulfill your information needs! One face is not so new, as you probably will recognize her from the circulation desk! Danielle has been with the library for 2 years and is working... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
You may have noticed a few new faces in our department recently! Rachael and Steven have moved on to full time professional positions in other states and while we are thrilled for their success, it did leave us feeling a little lonely at the reference desk. Don't worry though; we have added two new team members to fulfill your information needs! One face is not so new, as you probably will recognize her from the circulation desk! Danielle has been with the library for 2 years and is working... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
You may have noticed a few new faces in our department recently! Rachael and Steven have moved on to full time professional positions in other states and while we are thrilled for their success, it did leave us feeling a little lonely at the reference desk. Don't worry though; we have added two new team members to fulfill your information needs! One face is not so new, as you probably will recognize her from the circulation desk! Danielle has been with the library for 2 years and is working... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
Valentines season doesn't click with everyone. Maybe you're between relationships, have suffered a breakup, or just aren't into the whole lovey-dovey, materialistic holiday. If you're trying to avoid all the romance getting thrown in your face, we have some great books that eschew romantic relationships for friendship. Her'es just a sampling of great teen books that focus on or feature great friendships.  Some may dabble a bit in romance (it's hard to find a teen book that doesn't), but... Read More
Blog Category: Adults , Blog Category: Teens
There’s always something happening at the Cumberland Library, and that won’t change in the new year! You can look forward to new and different events every month, but there are several great core programs that we’ll be offering on a regular basis. If you’re looking for a way to get to know more people in your community and grow creatively or intellectually, we’ve got programs for you! Here are the events you can expect to see every month in 2017…   Every Dish Tells a Story: A club for... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
Writing a hand-written letter seems pretty quaint, but receiving hand-written mail is a wonderful treat. So it's no surprise lots of people have tried to keep the art alive in an age of texting, messaging, and email.  Many holidays exist around the world to celebrate and encourage letter-writing, and January is no different! We celebrate Letter Writing Week the second week of January.   Letter-writing is also a unique way to tell a story, and a method that teen book authors have taken to with... Read More
Blog Category: Teens
  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all of our patrons! May your holiday season be full of loved ones, good food, fun, and relaxation, and may your new year be a healthy and happy one!
Blog Category: Adults

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