The Cumberland County Library System (CCLS) consists of 7 federated local libraries, 1 branch facility, a system headquarters office and an associated non-profit Cumberland County Library System Foundation. The library system provides service to more than 220,000 people in Cumberland County and a small portion of Franklin County.
The System Headquarters Office provides services to its member libraries in the following areas:
Technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, processing of library materials)
STAR outreach services to older adults
Training services for staff and board members
Administrative and financial services, including fundraising support
The John Graham Library’s building reopened to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The library, located at 9 Parsonage St. in the Borough of Newville, suffered from extensive flooding due to a water pipe that burst on March 19.
Bosler Library in Carlisle to host program on Black soldier in Revolutionary War
Historian and musician Joseph “Joe” Becton will present his interpretive program, “The Black Soldier in the American Revolutionary War,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle.
Libraries helping students without internet stay connected in age of virtual learning days
Libraries continue to see a surge in library card applications during the pandemic as students learning virtually find it a valuable resource during the school year. Public libraries are increasingly valuable for students in rural areas without equal access to Internet and cell service.
More than books, your local library offers programs, classes, and activities for people of all ages. To keep those programs open and free to the public the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is holding an online auction! A variety of items are up for grabs, so log on and help out the library.
Cumberland County library cards- Help empower students and fuel academic success
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when public libraries in Cumberland County join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Aaron Dobbs joined the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg’s Board of Trustees in February of 2019. He has served on the FUNdraising Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and the Operations Committee; he is currently the Chairperson for the Public Relations Committee and the Operations Committee.
Carlisle’s Bosler Memorial Library continues summer reading programs
After a year of challenges, public libraries are beginning to welcome the public back for in-person activities. And Bosler Memorial Library in Carlisle is opening a reading challenge made for people of all ages.