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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.

Holiday Hours

All locations of the Cumberland Public Libraries will have reduced hours during the Holiday season.
You can find a complete listing HERE.

CART - Children & Adults Reading Together

Cumberland Public Libraries is once again offering an exciting program for families with preschoolers. The program is called CART (Children & Adults Reading Together) and it focuses on teaching reading readiness skills to children ages 3-5 in order to prepare them for school. Come see the wonder on your child’s face as they learn to love books and reading.

CART is open to children ages 3-5 yrs with their parent or caregiver. The program is FREE but it does require an 8 week commitment. Space is limited, so registration is a must.

The winter session of CART will be offered in the following locations. Please call your local branch to sign up and learn more.
    River Hebert - Wednesdays from 10:00- 11:30 starting January 14
    Amherst - Thursdays from 1:00- 2:30pm starting January 15
    Oxford - Thursdays from 6:00- 7:30pm starting January 15
    Parrsboro – Fridays from 10:00-11:30am starting January 16
    Springhill- Fridays from 1:00-2:30pm starting January 16

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.


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

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.

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.