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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
It’s not too late to win prizes for all the reading you did this year! The Cumberland Library 2016 Reading Challenge is still going on – turn in your form by December 20th and you will still be eligible to win! If you would like to review the details of the reading challenge you can find them here. The grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab, and our other prizes include gift certificates to... Read More
Blog Category: Adults
The Teen Center has been open for a couple of months now and it's been so great to see you all visiting to game, make crafts and art, jam with friends, and just chill out.  We're adding some finishing touches to really personalize the room and make it yours: wall art and more games! I have some ideas but your input is more important.  Take this survey (teens only) to give feedback on how we can further decorate the Teen Center. I need to... Read More
Blog Category: Teens

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