Public Libraries Closed Until Further Notice

Under the direction of Governor Tom Wolf, Commonwealth Libraries has instructed all public libraries in Pennsylvania to close until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Within the Cumberland County Library System no library materials will be due during the closure and no fines will accrue. If you receive a hold notification, don't worry - we will keep the item until this crisis subsides. We will post additional details as they become available. All of our online services remain available. We hope all in our communities stay well. COVID-19 advice and information from Cumberland County government is available at https://www.ccpa.net/COVID19.

Please keep watching here for more information about library services.

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Carlisle organizes food pick-up for students; county groups, agencies respond to coronavirus

The number of Cumberland County presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 rose again Sunday as more businesses and organizations announced their responses to the pandemic.

Read more at: The Sentinel March 17, 2020


Coronavirus quarantine- Things to do with kids while schools are closed

Schools are closed and kids are home -- but what to do with them? The coronavirus pandemic and spread of COVID-19 is making it a difficult time for parents. You want to keep kids active and entertained, however options are limited with the closures of museums and play zones. So, to help, we’ve crafted a list of things to do to keep everyone at home from going stir-crazy.

Read more at: PennLive March 17, 2020


Celtic group to perform concert at Camp Hill library

With Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, fiddle and more, the popular Celtic band Seasons will play a concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill.

Read more at: The Sentinel March 12, 2020


Musicians jam at the Coy Public Library

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg hosted its first ever music jam last month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. This event will occur on the second Monday of each month.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle March 12, 2020


Seed Starting at Fredricksen Library

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting the Gardening with Nature series at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library located at 100 N. 19th St. in Camp Hill. This monthly series of presentations on creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment are held in the lower level community room of the library.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle March 12, 2020


Storytime to include Longwood Gardens Community Read

On Tuesday, March 17, the John Graham Library’s Storytime will include the 2020 Longwood Gardens Community Read selection, ‘The Enormous Potato.’ All children will be entered in a drawing for free tickets to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.

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


Read Across America, Coy Library celebrates Dr. Seuss

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg hosted an event on March 2 in collaboration with Read Across America. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle March 5, 2020


Have a Cumberland County library card? Get free online tutoring

The Cumberland County Library System recently launched the new database Tutor.com, which is available to county residents and cardholders. This new service will provide in-depth homework and career assistance to students and adults.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 25, 2020


I see your true colors shining through

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg recently ushered in a new program open to both children and adults, Coloring Club.

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


Acupuncturist visits the Coy Library

Nine participants enjoyed learning about acupuncture on Jan. 28 at the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. The presenter was Michael Stilp, national board certified acupuncturist who is also certified in the energy therapies of craniosacral and reiki.

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


FreeMasons make generous donation to Coy Library

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg recently received a generous gift from FreeMasons organizations of Pennsylvania.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 13, 2020


GETTING TO KNOW YOU - Jody Cole, director of the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg

Do you know who your neighbors are? Do you know who your elected officials are? Ever wonder who’s on what committee in town, or who keeps things running smoothly in our local civic clubs and organizations?

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 13, 2020


Friends of Bosler Library offer scholarship

The Friends of the Bosler Memorial Library are offering scholarships in memory of a library staff member.

Read more at: The Sentinel February 10, 2020


A winter night’s dream: Paint Night benefits Coy Library

On Sunday evening, Jan. 19, a Paint Night was held at the Episcopal Church to benefit the Coy Library of Shippensburg. Pictured are the artists showcasing their final products. 

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


Cumberland County libraries join Longwood Gardens reading program

Cumberland County libraries are joining Longwood Gardens’ 7th Community Read.

The program, designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation, focuses on the world of plants.

Read more at: The Sentinel January 21, 2020


Library systems launch "One Book, One Community" program

More than 40 libraries in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York counties are joining forces for this year’s “One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads” project featuring Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland: a Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke In the Richest Country on Earth.”

Read more at: The Sentinel January 18, 2020


Area libraries partner for ‘One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads!’ project

Cumberland County libraries are partnering with more than 40 libraries in three surrounding counties – Dauphin, Perry, and York – for this year’s “One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads” project. The book everyone will be reading is “Heartland: a Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke In the Richest Country on Earth,” by Sarah Smarsh.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle January 16, 2020

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Cumberland County libraries join Longwood Gardens’ 2020 Community Read

Cumberland County book and plant lovers are encouraged to participate in Longwood Gardens’ 7th Community Read, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. This year, the 2020 Community Read pushes the readers into the wacky, weird, and wild world of plants.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle January 16, 2020


Coy Library features festive holiday decorations

Come visit the Coy Library at 72 W. King St. in Shippensburg, and enjoy the plentiful Christmas decorations courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle December 19, 2019


Children enjoy some holiday fun at the John Graham library

A group of Newville area children gathered in the John Graham Public Library Monday evening to create their own gingerbread houses.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle December 11, 2019


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