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One Book Nova Scotia

Celebrate a culture of reading with this province-wide community reading event for adults. All Nova Scotians are invited to read, discuss and get involved.

Find more information on the One Book Nova Scotia website.

Roost is the story of a woman learning about motherhood while grieving the loss of her own mother. And as she begins to mend, she’s also learning that she might be able to accept her home—even as it is.

Author Reading
Author Ali Bryan will be reading at the Four Fathers Library in Amherst on September 26th at 7:00pm.

Summer of 1000 Origami Yodas

Help us fold 3,000 Origami Yodas by August 30!
We are less than 300 away from having 3,000 yodas. Have you folded a yoda for us yet.

See your local branch for paper and instructions and for the displays of fantastic yodas.

Check out Tom Angleberger's website to fold at home

Check the library's Facebook and Twitter accounts for Origami Yoda progress updates throughout the summer!

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.


125 Anniversary Celebrations

Three Cumberland County towns are celebrating 125 years since incorporation, congratulations to Amherst, Parrsboro, and Springhill.

Here is some local history and fiction:


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.