Cumberland County Public Library


Updated 01/30/2023

As of the date above, at-home rapid response Covid-19 test kits are still available. 

It’s that time again!

The first of our heritage month BINGO games begins this week. During the upcoming year, we are excited to have you learn more about the various groups that make up the population of the United States as well as here in Cumberland County. We will be focusing on cultural traditions that make each group unique as well as the people, events and places that have been recorded in history and which have had an impact on life as we know it.

Click on the picture below to get more information about the rules of the game. Happy learning!

Socks Don’t Have To Be Boring!

The Cumberland County Public Library is holding a sock fundraiser to get funds for purchasing new books to give away to children at community events. To check out the wide variety of socks available, visit and consider a gift for someone you love or even a pair for yourself while helping us raise funds to build children’s personal libraries at home – one book at a time. If you want to check out the quality of the socks, we have several pair at the library for you to see/feel. Thank you for supporting children in the county!

For many years the Cumberland County Public Library was able to provide space to the AARP Tax-Aide program in order for their volunteers to help local citizens with filing their personal income tax returns throughout the tax season. While the service will not be available at Cumberland this year, we are happy to inform you that you may make an appointment at the Powhatan County Public Library in order to have your taxes done.

Please read the following information provided by the Powhatan library:

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be offering free tax return preparation again this year at the Powhatan library.   Due to Covid restrictions last year we were only able to provide drop-off services for most of the season.  However, this year our plan is to return to face-to-face appointments.

Tax preparation appointments can be made online beginning January 25, 2023 through a link on the Powhatan library website.  To better manage our appointments, we will only be opening a few appointment days at a time.  Additional appointment times will be added as earlier times are filled.  

Please make an appointment only once you have received all your tax documents.  When you come to your appointment, please bring the following items:

–       Prior year tax return

–       Social security cards for everyone on the tax return and drivers photo ID to confirm your identity

–       All your tax documents

–       Copy of a voided check for direct deposit of any tax refund

Free tax return preparation appointments will be in the large conference room of the Powhatan library between 9:30 am and 2 pm every Wednesday and Friday beginning Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, April 14, 2023.

New Winter Activities Planned!

The new winter activities have been set up and the information can be found in this site’s calendar as well as the Cumberland County VA Happenings calendar and soon on Facebook. In addition, the information will be located in the county’s new Program Guide, which is available at the library now. A list of the activities at the library as well as any upcoming closings can be found in the picture below.

Registration required for classes and workshops – even to get the Zoom link information for  hybrid classes. Fees are required for some activities.

Community Events Calendar now available for Cumberland County

Cumberland County now has a calendar of events and activities for residents to check to see what’s going on. There are 12 sub-calendars which feed into the main Cumberland County VA Happenings interface.

11 of  the sub-calendars are maintained by

      • Cumberland County
      • The county’s Parks & Recreation Department
      • Cumberland County Public Schools
      • Cumberland County Elementary School
      • Cumberland Middle School
      • Cumberland High School
      • Cumberland Dukes’ Athletics
      • Bear Creek Lake State Park
      • 4-H/Cumberland County Extension
      • Delma’s Pantry/Cumberland PATH
      • Cumberland County Public Library (and its Friends of the Library group)

The 12th calendar is called Community Events and is maintained by the library for community organizations, churches and local groups to share details about their special activities, events, and fundraisers. It is not designed for things that occur regularly each week. Anyone who wants to get their items on the calendar can complete the online event form located here or send an email to the the library with all pertinent event information to

To access the Cumberland County VA Happenings calendar, you can click here or on the picture above to see the posted activities. Be sure to bookmark the calendar while you are there!

Cumberland County Public Library is pleased to be an affiliate with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. County residents now have the option to sign up their children to receive free books through the program. Sent directly to the child at the address on record, books are mailed monthly to registered youngsters from birth to the age of 5.

Cumberland County residents who wish to register their children for the program have several options. They can register online at using the locality’s affiliate code “VA – Cumberland County” or they can enter their household zip code to locate the program. A registration form can be downloaded by clicking on the image to the left. Residents can also pick up a registration form at the library at 1539 Anderson Highway, Cumberland VA 23040.

Classes, Events and Activities at the Library

Classes, events and activities are once again being planned and offered through the library. Check out our Classes/Events Page here.

Mobile Office Hours for US Representative Bob Good VA-05

Lisa Kyle, the Field Director for US Representative Bob Good (VA-05) will be holding mobile office hours at the library on the first Thursday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM. Community residents who wish to discuss policy or have issues that require Rep. Good’s assistance should plan to visit the library and talk with Lisa during her monthly visits.

Please excuse us as we continue to update our webpage!

We want to make our website more user-friendly and provide you with the information you need.

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This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.