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John Graham Library to celebrate its 60th anniversary

The John Graham Library in Newville is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 1, with two virtual special events.  At 11 a.m., there will be a program on the history of the library.  At 1:30 p.m., all kids and families are welcome at a virtual library birthday party.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 29, 2020


Coy Library sponsors virtual programs for children, families

The Coy Public Library, located at 73 W. King St. in downtown Shippensburg, is currently sponsoring an array of interesting programs for children and their families online. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 23, 2020


Cumberland County Libraries to participate in 2020 Summer Read

Cumberland County Libraries are participating in Transforming Health’s Eighth Summer Read. “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant is a powerful, inspiring, and practical book that focuses on building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 23, 2020


Tour Through Time - Summer reading program at Bosler

There was an umbrella clause attached to participation in the 1966 summer reading program at the Bosler Free Library in Carlisle.

It went beyond the mode of transportation for the British nanny who inspired the theme, “Ride Mary Poppins’ Book Brella.”

Read more at: The Sentinel July 17, 2020


Library System offers free performances of ‘Sleeping Beauty, Once Upon Online’ by the Popcorn Hat Players

As part of its 2020 Summer Learning Program, the Cumberland County Library System is sponsoring free performances of “Sleeping Beauty: Once Upon Online” performed by the Popcorn Hat Players. Online performances are on select dates now through July 21 from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 9, 2020


John Graham Library offers contact-free hold pickup

The John Graham Public Library is working toward a gradual return of services, and is offering a contactless hold pickup service.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 24, 2020


Coy Library celebrates partial reopening

Coy Public Library employees, Brittany Durff, left, and Deb Pelow, are pictured successfully executing a partial reopening of the library. They are shown during curbside pickup of books and materials. Any materials returned to the library are quarantined for three days prior to reentering the inventory.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 18, 2020


Meet Lisa Seibert, new manager of The Book Nook

Lisa Seibert is the very enthusiastic new manager of the Book Nook located beside the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. Seibert is a Friend of the Library, and all of her volunteers come from this group. All proceeds made by the Book Nook book sales transfer in full to the library.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 11, 2020


Project SHARE set to begin summer food distribution program for kids in Carlisle, Mount Holly Springs

Project SHARE says it will distribute a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to 500 youths in the Carlisle and Mount Holly Springs areas every Friday beginning June 12.

Read more at: The Sentinel June 10, 2020


Fredricksen Library reopens to for in-person service

The Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill will reopen to the public on June 1, for in-person service.

Facial masks or coverings will be required for staff and customers.

Read more at ABC27.com June 1, 2020


Cumberland County’s libraries plan limited reopening

Cumberland County announced Friday its public libraries will reopen using a phased-in approach based on the state’s Framework for Reopening Public Libraries.

Read more at: The Sentinel May 29, 2020


Cumberland County’s public libraries set to reopen on a limited basis

Cumberland County’s seven public libraries are set to reopen, with varying restrictions due to the coronavirus.

Read more at: The Patriot News May 29, 2020


Cumberland County’s public libraries plan limited reopening

Cumberland County Libraries will reopen using a phased-in approach.

“Each library is developing its own plan in accordance with directives from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries,” said Carolyn Blatchley, executive director of the Cumberland County Library System. “All locations will have limited services, but most library hours remain the same, some libraries will offer no-contact pick-up of books on hold and some will offer limited public computer use.”

Read more at: ABC27.com May 29, 2020


Coy Library prepares for reopening

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg, located at 73 W. King St. in downtown Shippensburg, is poised to reopen Monday, June 1, on a limited basis.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle May 28, 2020


Fredericksen Library in Camp Hill announces reopening date

Cleve J. Fredericksen Library in Camp Hill has announced it will reopen from its coronavirus shutdown on June 1.

Because Cumberland County has been moved the yellow status, the library can resume in-person services.

Read more at: The Patriot News May 22, 2020


Enjoy the John Graham Library’s Storytime online

Children can enjoy the John Graham Library’s Storytime program even when the library is closed. On Tuesdays, Miss Connie posts a special Storytime video on the library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/John.Graham.Library.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle May 20, 2020


Friends of Bosler Library extend scholarship deadline

The Friends of the Bosler Memorial Library have extended the deadline to apply for its grant-in-aid scholarship to Aug. 1 due to the school closures caused by the coronavirus.

Read more at: The Sentinel May 6, 2020


National Library Week 2020

This week, libraries across all of Pennsylvania are inviting their community members to find the library at their place. As directed by Gov. Wolf, public library buildings are closed, but all types of libraries throughout the commonwealth are still offering 24/7 services.

Read more at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle April 23, 2020


Online storytelling gains popularity in Cumberland County

Closing the libraries and the schools has not closed Cumberland County children off from the world of books.

Read more at: The Sentinel April 20, 2020


Bosler Library still serves while you stay at home

I hope this finds everyone safe, secure, and healthy at home. These are unprecedented times and we are all trying our best to help others as well as help ourselves. While we here at Bosler Library miss you all while we are closed, we know the critical importance of staying at home.

Read more at: The Sentinel April 4, 2020


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