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Author Reading

Join us at the Four Fathers Library in Amherst on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00pm as Nova Scotian author Charlie Rhindress reads from his book I'm Not What I Seem: The many stories of Rita MacNeil's life.

Free admission--donations cheerfully accepted!

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Public Meeting on the Future of the Library

The Cumberland Regional Library Board invites you to a meeting on the future of the Cumberland Public Libraries. We will be discussing our current funding issues and making a decision as to what actions will need to be taken with frozen funding.

April 6th at 7:00-8:00pm
Four Fathers Library
21 Acadia St., Amherst

Please call 902-667-2549 for more information.

The Facts On Library Funding

The libraries in Cumberland County are looking at a deficit in excess of $30,000 in 2017/18.

This means we will need to cut hours or close a location.

In the last 8 years the Cumberland Public Libraries has received a 1.3% increase in funding from the province. In that same period of time the cost of living has increased 11.9%. That means it costs more for us to buy books, provide programs, and pay staff. Money that we don't have.

Provincial Funding Since 2010 for the Cumberland Public Libraries
2010-11 $543,000
2011-12 $541,100
2012-13 $541,100
2013-14 $541,100
2014-15 $550,000
2015-16 $550,000
2016-17 $550,000

In the News
The Impact of a Library
'Desperate' financial situation could shutter Cumberland County library, says librarian
How government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia
Library system facing tough choices
Since when are libraries no longer considered pillars of literacy?
Public libraries are worth saving

We want increased, long-term funding for all public libraries in the province!

Tell your MLAs if they want library service to continue they need to fund it.

Donít let them close the doors on YOUR libraries.

Cumberland North
Terry Farrell
10B Havelock Street
Amherst, NS
B4H 3J7
Phone: (902) 660-3144

Cumberland South
Jamie Baillie
6 McFarlane Street
Springhill, NS
B0M 1X0
Phone: (902) 597-1998

Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Tony Ince
P.O.Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, NS
B3J 2R5
Phone: (902) 424-4889†

Draft letter to your MLA


Have Questions About Your New Cell Phone?
Need Help Navigating Your Laptop?
Sign up for a ONE-ON-ONE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING SESSION at the Four Fathers Library, Amherst.

Book a FREE 45 minute appointment with our technology engagement intern and learn how to use your latest gadget or device.

 Tuesday & Friday mornings, 10am-noon or
 Wednesday & Thursday afternoons, 1pm-5pm

Call (902) 667-2549 or drop into the library at 21 Acadia Street.

Donate to celebrate 50 years!

Learn more about our anniversary fundraiser HERE.

Birthday Club

January - December 2017

To celebrate Cumberland Public Libraries turning 50 in 2017, we are running a Birthday Club all year long!

If youíre between the ages of 1 - 18, visit the front desk, say the magic words...ďItís my birthday month!Ē (and show your library card), to receive a free book!

Contact your local library for details.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

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


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.