The Cumberland County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service received several boxes of new children’s books through the Families Learning Together program sponsored by The Molina Foundation. Linda Eanes, Cumberland County’s Extension Agent, gave the library an opportunity to pick out books to add to our collection. Below, Constance Carter, staff member, and Deanna Lacy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, look at the books the library received. We are so excited to add these books and graphic novels to our collections!
Win $25 in September!
How do you do that? There are only two (2) ways to win:
1) Sign up for a library card (ages 6 or older with the proper identification) between September 1 and September 30.
2) If you already have a library card, you can verify your name, address, phone number and email address between September 1 and September 30. Verification can be done in person, by telephone (804-492-5807) or by email (to email@example.com).
One entry per card holder.
Prize will be in the form of a $25 Walmart Gift Card.
Call the library for more details, if needed.
Drawing will be held on October 1, 2020.
Opening – Library Board of Trustees
The Cumberland County Public Library is currently looking for an individual interested in serving on the library’s Board of Trustees. If you are interested in finding out more about the position’s duties and responsibilities, please click on the application link below. The second page of the application includes that information. This position is open until filled.
If you decide to apply, you can drop the application off at the library, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to PO Box 98, Cumberland VA 23040.
If you have further questions, please contact us at (804) 492-5807.
100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Exhibit
Update: To go along with our exhibit, the library was sent the following books on the 19th Amendment and the fight to secure voting rights for women. Click on the book to see a review.
Did you know that ALL women’s right to vote did not happen with the 19th Amendment?
Cumberland County Public Library is pleased to partner with the National Archives to present “Rightfully Hers,” a display discussing the women’s suffrage movement as well as the continuing efforts of many African-American women to have the right to vote without discrimination. Their efforts were finally realized with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In addition to the standing display (pictures of the four sides seen below), books on the subject from our collection are also on display – including The Campaign for Suffrage in Virginia by Brent Tarter, which was sent to the library from the Library of Virginia. The display will be available for viewing any time the library is open and until further notice.
Changes at the Cumberland County Public Library
As of July 31, 2020, approximately $2000 in existing patron fines for overdue materials have been forgiven through the action of the Library’s Board of Trustees. Only fees for lost or damaged books remain on patron accounts. However, any long overdue or lost items can be returned to the library through August 31, 2020, in order to have those fees/fines removed from patron accounts as well.
New Library Hours:
Monday – 9 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday thru Friday – 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday – 10 AM – 2 PM
- Because of social distancing needs, the number of people allowed in the building has been reduced.
- Hand sanitizer is available and should be used before touching any library computers.
- Masks are encouraged in the building, but are required only if one-on-one computer help is needed.
Services Available at the Current Time:
- Printing (from a computer or your own device)
- Use of a library computer – 30 minutes at a time, may be extended to 1 hour
- Free books are available on the front porch with free magazines in the back entrance.
NOTE: Individuals wishing to use their own devices for internet are not permitted to sit inside the building. They may sit outside on the porch/patio or parking lot and use the internet (CCPL or CCPL-5) without a password. Please maintain proper social distancing and do NOT block any of the doors with chairs or power cords.
Obtaining and Returning Library Materials:
- Unassisted browsing of the shelves for DVDs, books & audiobooks is prohibited at this time.
- All items added to the catalog system since January 2020 can be seen on the library’s website under “What’s New”.
- Items you want may be placed on HOLD using the online catalog or through email or phone.
- After you have been notified that your items are ready, they can be picked up inside the building or at curbside (please call if you want to meet us at the back door).
- Renewals can be handled through the library’s online catalog and by phone or email. Calls will still be made about all overdue materials and letters sent, as in the past.
- Returned items should be placed in the silver drop box at the back door. Items will be sanitized/quarantined for 3 days before they are checked into the system. Fines will be voided as long as the item was not already more than 2 days overdue at the time it was placed in the drop box.
Thank you for your support of CCPL’s 2020 Summer Reading Program.
The staff at the Cumberland County Public Library would like to thank the participants of this year’s virtual Summer Reading Program. Winners in each area will be announced next week.
Please excuse us
as we update our webpage!
We are updating our website to make it more user-friendly and to provide you with the information you need.
Do you have any suggestions for our new look? Please let us know!
Thanks for your help and your patience!