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12 Days of Cookies

TODAY'S COOKIES:November 27th

Will be at the Oxford Library in Oxford at 5:30 pm, during the library's annual Open House.
Our yummy cookies today are Double Chocolate Cookies from Family Circle Classic Christmas Cookies 2011 and Peanut Butter Bars from Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies and Candy 2013.

For 12 days in late November and early December, library staff will make and share a batch of cookies with their library patrons.

November 23 - December 8
Monday to Friday only.

We will be sending out the location of the day’s cookies via Facebook, Twitter, local radio 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.

Food For Fines


In DECEMBER, the Cumberland Public Libraries will be forgiving overdue fines in return for non-perishable food items.

1 food item =1 overdue fine
All donations will go to a local food bank.
Call your library for details.

The Food Bank's most needed items are:

 -peanut butter
 -instant coffee
 -canned meat
 -pancake mix
 -personal care items (toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
 -canned fruit
 -snack items for kids

Giant Book Sale


Four Fathers Library

December 3rd-10am-8pm
December 4th - 10am-5pm
December 5th - 10am-5pm

Our giant annual book sale with bargains galore! New stock put out throughout the day.
All proceeds help support the Cumberland Public Libraries.

Patient Education Pamphlets

Nova Scotians now have access to reliable and locally produced medical information on hundreds of topics right from their local library catalogue. We are pleased to announce that the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Patient Education Pamphlets can be accessed online.

Written by NSHA professionals, the pamphlets are easy to read and bring familiarity to medical processes.

They can be found by visiting the library's online catalogue and searching a specific medical term (e.g. hernia or colonoscopy, etc.), or can be viewed by doing a keyword search for “patient education pamphlets” to get a browsing list.

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.

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:

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 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.


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