System Headquarters Office

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:

  • Information technology
  • 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

Member libraries include:

Cumberland County libraries join Longwood Gardens’ 2023 Community Read

Cumberland County book and garden lovers are encouraged to participate in the 10th annual Longwood Gardens’ 2023 Community Read - a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. 

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle January 25, 2023


Blast from the Past - The old Shippensburg library

Hello Readers! Welcome back once again to the Blast. I hope you are enjoying the tour of the town via the street names. Beginning this week and for the next several weeks my journeys around town will take us east and west on King Street, we’ll hit the back streets, go around the block, throw in a few country scenes, and make a few stops at interesting places along the way, all in an effort to rekindle a few memories of the streets of Shippensburg as they used to be.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle January 25, 2023


Inside Look - Photos of Amelia S. Givin Libray in Mount Holly Springs

The Amelia S. Givin Library in Mount Holly Springs, established in 1889, is the oldest public library in Cumberland County.

View photos at Cumberlink January 19, 2023


Cumberland County awards ARPA grants to three library projects

Cumberland County commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday to award three library projects $630,350 in grants from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Read more at: The Sentinel December 28, 2022


Cumberland County Library names Hock Employee of the Month

Administrative Assistant and LocalSyste m Administrator at Amelia Givin Library, Quin Hock, has been named Employee of the Month for Dec. 2022 by the Cumberland County Library System Foundation.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle December 15, 2022


It's Your Move

Celebrating centuries of tabletop entertainment. 

Read more at: Harrisburg Magazine December 2022


Special storytime visitor hoofs it to the John Graham Library

“Bray it ain’t so!” Meet a baby miniature donkey!  He’s coming to Storytime at the John Graham Library on Dec. 6 at 10:30 am..

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle December 2, 2022


Estate of Karen Rovegno donates $100,000 to Bosler Library

Karen Rovegno had a knack for reading at least three books at a time.

“There would be one downstairs in the family room next to her favorite chair,” said Rick Rovegno, her husband of 41 years. “There would be one next to her night stand next to our bed.”

Read more at: The Sentinel November 21, 2022


County awards nonprofit grants

County commissioners voted 2-1 to allocate $25 million toward eventual facility upgrades and to offset county revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read more at: The Sentinel E-edition Nov. 14, 2022


Get One! Library cards 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.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle Sep 28, 2022


Coy Public Library outlines ongoing projects

Members of the Shippensburg Kiwanis Club donated $500 to the Jeffrey W. & Jo Anne R. Coy Public Library at their meeting on Tuesday evening. 

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News Chronicle Sep. 8, 2022


Simpson Public Library’s Online Auction

Over 300 items will be up for grabs during the Simpson Library’s online auction. 

Read more at ABC27 August 6, 2022


Cumberland County Library System encourages kids to get their own cards during Library Card Sign-up Month

"A library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning," the county said Friday. September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

Read more at: Fox 43 News August 26, 2022


Hometown Hero- Simpson Public Library book sale

Friday’s hometown heroes are helping keep their neighborhood library alive for the next generation.

Read more at: ABC27.com August 19, 2022


Thank you, “GO Cumberland!” PennLive letters

I just want to publicly thank the Cumberland County Library System, WellSpan Health, and all the folks involved in the summer GO! Cumberland program at the county libraries.

Read more at: PennLive August 13, 2022


Coy Public Library celebrates children, families’ reading accomplishments during annual picnic

Participants in the summer learning program at the Coy Public Library were rewarded for their reading accomplishments last week at Shippensburg Township Park. 

Read more, with a subscription, at the Shippensburg News-Chronicle August 11, 2022


John Graham Library creates literacy-themed mini golf

As part of its exciting summer program for all ages, the John Graham Public Library created an 18-hole indoor mini golf course on Friday. 

Read more, with a subscription, at the Shippensburg News-Chronicle August 10, 2022


CCLS Foundation names Pat Sari the Library System July 2022 Employee of the Month

Patricia “Pat” Sari, Technical Services Manager at Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, has been named Employee of the Month by the Cumberland County Library System Foundation.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 13, 2022


Search & Rescue dog delights area children

This is Briggs, the very friendly bloodhound from Summit Search and Rescue who visited the John Graham Library for a program on June 10. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 29, 2022


Man stole books from Carlisle library, pointed to knife when confronted

Carlisle Police said they are investigating a robbery at Bosler Memorial Library after a man carrying a knife stole 12 books.

Read more at: Cumberlink July 5, 2022


Front photo of System HQ
System Headquarters Office 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Suite 150
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
MON: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
TUE: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
WED: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
THU: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
FRI: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
SAT: CLOSED - CLOSED
SUN: CLOSED - CLOSED
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