Public Libraries in Cumberland County are now operating with limited public services.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.