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Amnesty Day — September 1

On Thursday, September 1, bring back any Cumberland Public Libraries materials - no matter how long you've had them - to any of our locations and we'll forgive the fines.
Any library items returned overdue and/or damaged will not be charged fees.
Replacement cards will be free.

Ask at your local library for more details.



Adult Summer Reading Club

   
Adult Summer Reading Club ends on Wednesday, August 31. Complete your Beach Blanket BINGO cards and submit them to your local library to enter our prize draws!





September is Pokémonth!

   
Pokémon is taking over Cumberland Public Libraries this September!

Ages 3 - 18 can take part in a Pokémon Scavenger Hunt at all library locations. From September 1 - 30, you can go to your local branch and ask at the desk for a Pokédex. Catch them all to win a book prize!

Be sure to check out the Pokémon Parties happening at every branch in September! There will be Pokémon-inspired crafts and games for kids in Grades P-6. (Note: we will not be playing Pokémon Go.) See the Calendar of Events or contact your local library for dates and times.

Need a crash course in Pokémon Go? Adults are welcome to attend our Pokémon Go for Parents session at the Four Fathers Library from 6:00-7:00 on September 13.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

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

Click on the link below to check out audiobooks & e-books for Adults:
digitalmedia.library.ns.ca

Audiobooks & e-books for Kids and Teens http://digitalmedia.library.ns.ca/youth

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



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.





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.


How can you help the library?

   
1) Dust off your library card and use it – check out books, ebooks, DVDs, magazines, anything. We have some really great stuff!

2) Attend library programs.

--->And once you’ve done these things, be vocal about it! Tell your friends and neighbors how the cool things that are provided by the library (you know, in case they forgot). Word of mouth is essential when it comes to library promotion.

3) Write to your local politicians about how the library benefits you.
Politicians tend to support what communities want them to support, so don’t be shy about letting them know how swell you think libraries are.

4) Speaking of money: you can always donate some to the library! We're a registered charity.

5) If you have kids, teach them to see the library as a place that holds opportunities for both education and entertainment.
Take them to programs like storytime and crafts and gaming. Get them a library card at an early age. Make going to the library a fun family experience.

Thanks to "5 Way to Help Your Local Library Right Now" by Rita Meade. http://bookriot.com/2013/06/01/5-ways-to-help-your-local-library-right-now-the-best-of-book-riot/