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12 Days of Cookies

Today's cookies (Monday Nov. 24) are: Shortbread Meltaways at the Amherst Library at noon.

November 20 - December 5 -Monday to Friday only. Library staff will make and share a batch of cookies with their library patrons.

We will be sending out the location of each day’s cookies via Facebook, Twitter and the library’s website.

First come, first served!

Tweet, Facebook or email us pictures of your cookie baking, especially if the recipes come from one of the library’s cookbooks.

We're on Facebook & Twitter & Goodreads

Like the library's page on Facebook to see upcoming events and check out pictures from library programs.

And follow us on Twitter for information on new books and more.

Or Friend us on Goodreads to see reviews of library books.

The Thundermaker - Art Exhibit

Alan Syliboy’s ‘The Thundermaker’ multimedia art exhibit will be on display at the Springhill Miners Memorial Library, December 2nd to 19th.

Artist Alan Syliboy will be at the Springhill Library on December 2nd to talk about his work, reception to follow. Everyone is welcome!

Experience The Thundermaker, a multimedia art exhibit based on the story of Little Thunder. Through various forms of art, follow Little Thunder as he learns about his M’ikmaq identity through stories from his Mother and teachings from his Father, Big Thunder.

As a provider and soon-to-be Thundermaker, people can watch Little Thunder grow and discover how he made thunder for the first time. This exhibit will be on display at public libraries throughout Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.thundermaker.ca.


Cumberland Public Libraries is looking for volunteers for a home delivery service for seniors in Springhill.

To volunteer or for more information please call 902-597-2211


Food for Fines

Tis the Season! Food for Fines returns to the Cumberland Public Libraries!

During the month of December, all public libraries in Cumberland County will once again be forgiving overdue fines in return for non-perishable food items.

One overdue fine=one food item.

All food collected will be donated to local food banks.

Food for fines does not apply to replacement costs for lost books.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Download audiobooks & e-books with our Digital Media Downloads Service.

NEW!Check out audiobooks & e-books for Kids and Teens http://digitalmedia.library.ns.ca/youth

Click on the link below to check out audiobooks & e-books for Adults:

Need help to download e-books or audiobooks? Check out OverDrive Help.

Our Top 10


Want to know what's popular in Cumberland County?
Each month we update "Our Top 10" fiction and non-fiction books, and movies & t.v. series.
These titles are our most requested for the past month.

Our staff are avid readers and want to share some of their favourites with you.
Take a peek at our online Staff Picks in the Read, Watch, Listen section.
Don't forget to check back for updates to the list.

For a shortcut to the Staff Picks click HERE.