back to schoolSeptember 1- 30, 2020 on Beanstack
For ages 5-12
Start off the school year on the right foot with reading! Reading is one of the learning areas most impacted by summer slide - students of all ages will benefit from some additional independent reading practice as they transition from summer back into the school year. Log your reading minutes for chances to win weekly prizes and random prizes! The more you read, the more chances to win! Not only that, New Cumberland Public Library will be entered in a competition with other schools and libraries for a chance to win $500 for new library books! Visit for more details and to register!

Picture of teddy bearBy appointment on ZOOM   September is National Library Card sign-up month! Make an appointment with our Youth Services Coordinator to meet on ZOOM and find out what free resources are available to parents and caregivers for their children that you can access using your library card (and sign up for one if you don’t have one already!). Many of these free resources can support your child’s distance learning this fall! This personalized tour of library services will give you inside tips and information on how to get the most out of your library card. Visit our website to request an appointment.

open book with graphicsFor 2-5 year olds with an adult caregiver
Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, at 10:30 a.m. on ZOOM
Join us as we take storytime online! Featuring stories, rhymes, music, and more, storytime teaches social skills, listening comprehension, letter and number recognition, and vocabulary. Join us on ZOOM for a live 20-25 minutes storytime experience. We’ll have fun while building a foundation for reading success. Registration is required and limited. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions before the first session.

Woman shopping for books

The Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library will hold pre-owned book sales on Saturday, October 3rd and October 17th.from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in the Foundation House.. Please wear a mask.  More details here.

Library in fallCome visit the small-town library that combines an excellent collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs with an experienced, friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Wednesday the library is open for Curbside holds pickup. Please call 717-774-7820 for an appointment. 


We are open table markerBeginning September 9th, the New Cumberland Public Library is now open to the public on Wednesdays. We will be open regular hours from 10 AM to 8 PM. We were happy to offer curbside pickup for a few months. You are still able to pick up your holds on the shelf to the left inside the main entrance. You can check out quickly and easily using the self-checkout or the circulation desk. 

open sign

  • We are happy to announce that we are open to the public! 
  • Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  
  • Please return all items to the outdoor book drops so they can be quarantined. Do not bring them into the building.  All programs will continue online.
  • Masks are required to enter the building. 
  • Occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing. 
  • Computers have been spaced 6 feet apart and sessions will be limited to one hour only. 
  • Holds are located on the shelf to the left of the Main Door.  

book and magnifying glassThe collection contains items such as newspaper articles, books, maps, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, memorabilia, art work, and yearbooks. Access to the collection is granted by appointment or by request. An inventory of the collection (finding aid) is available in paper or online to assist researchers in locating relevant materials.

Front photo of New Cumberland Library
1 Benjamin Plaza
New Cumberland, PA 17070
MON: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
TUE: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
WED: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
THU: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
FRI: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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