Cumberland County Public Library

Summer Reading 2022

Cumberland County Public Library is proud to present their 2022 Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities. The program will run from June 1 to July 24 with various activities occurring on Mondays, including the finale to be held on July 25, 2022.

The library will be utilizing the Beanstack Tracker app (available for computers and mobile devices) to keep track of all reading as well as the selection of all program prize winners. Individuals may keep track of their own reading (or their family’s reading) using Beanstack or can pick up and submit the reading program’s log sheets to have the reading time entered into the program by the library staff. However, it is up to the individuals to enter their earned tickets into the various drawings for prizes or to tell staff where they want their tickets deposited. For more information on Beanstack and how to install it on your device, click here.

Each Monday night there will be a broadcast of Checkers Library TV’s Deep Sea Readers for the children, according to the schedule below. Weekly episodes will focus on a specific topic with books about that subject generally highlighted. Included in the episode will be talks with specialists, book reviews, a craft time, and other neat features. Crafts presented during the broadcast will be available to take home to complete. Some children’s activities will tie into the finale with at-home activities to complete in order to enter program contests.

There will also be adult programming on Monday evenings between 5:30 and 6:30 PM as well. The list of programs will be updated below as speakers verify their dates.

There will also be stations available before and after the children’s broadcast or adult programs, which could include checking out new books, getting help with Beanstack, picking up or turning in weekly log sheets, speaking with any visiting guests, and/or completing an activity. Participants can visit each activity station once per week. In addition, those turning in reading logs for the previous week will get to spin the wheel for prizes. Individuals using Beanstack to track reading should talk to staff members, who will check the weekly reading in order for them to spin the prize wheel. NOTE: The prize wheel is only available on Mondays for program participants.

The weekly episodes of The Reading Road Trip will be posted here for those who cannot attend on Mondays along with a link to the crafts that were included. Previous episodes can also be found there and watched as well.

Summer Schedule of Events:


(Children’s Programming listed in italics with Adult Programming listed in red. All regular sessions of the 2022 Summer Reading Program will begin at 5:30 PM on the listed Mondays. The finale will begin at 5:00 PM.)


6 – Program Registration & Deep Sea Readers: Recycling

13 – Deep Sea Readers: Ocean Animals; Community Programs Available Through Cumberland Community Cares/Delma’s Pantry

20 – Puppet Workshop and Deep Sea Readers: Stars/Space; TBA

27 – Deep Sea Readers: Oceans of the Globe and Water Cycle; Latest Research Available on Alzheimer’s and Dementia


4 – Library Closed – Deep Sea Readers: Recycling/Keeping the Earth Clean – online only

11 – Deep Sea Readers: Ocean Tales/Monsters/Deep Ocean/Etc. and Explorers; TBA

18 – Deep Sea Readers: Ships/Boats and Pirate Scavenger Hunt; TBA

25 – Finale – more details to be announced!


To register or for more information about the 2022 program, drop by the library or call at (804) 492-5807.

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