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

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 Library System celebrates the freedom to read

The Cumberland County Library System joins libraries across the nation in the annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2021), an event celebrating the freedom to read.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle September 30, 2021


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.

Read more at: The Sentinel September 29, 2021


Local preschoolers celebrate fall during visit to Coy Public Library

Library visits and library program attendance are growing, as are our local children. 

Read more with a subscription at the Shippensburg News-Chronicle September 23, 2021


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.

Read more at: CBS21 September 13, 2021


Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Online Auction

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.

Read more at ABC27 September 7, 2021


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.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle August 26, 2021

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Coy Public Library celebrates successful Tail-Ends summer reading program

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg recently hosted 125 library patrons at its Summer Tail-Ends award party!

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle August 12, 2021


The Greatest of All Time (GOAT) visits the Coy Library

The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg had a very special visitor recently. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 22, 2021


Midstate cooling centers offer relief from the heat

The Midstate is heating up, which means more places are opening up to give people relief from the scorching temperatures.

Read more at: ABC27 July 6, 2021


Community members dance during energetic library program

Last Tuesday, Dan and Galla from the ‘Dan and Galla Musical Show’ had people up out of their seats dancing, Hula-Hooping, playing the tambourines, blowing bubbles, and doing the limbo! 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 1, 2021


Area children enjoy K-9 Camp at the Coy Library

Thirty-one area children enjoyed last week’s K-9 Camp, part of the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg’s Tales and Tails Summer Reading Program.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle July 1, 2021


Bosler virtual program explores roots of Black music in America

Musician Karlus Trapp will be the latest featured as part of the Music@Bosler Series. The virtual program will cover “Exploring the Roots of Black music in America” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8.

Read more at: The Sentinel June 30, 2021


Books and movies available at the John Graham Library

Books, DVDs, and audiobooks can now be browsed and checked out on the John Graham Library’s front porch! There are books for children, teens and adults.

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 23, 2021


Area children learn about owls, birds at Coy Library

Coy Public Library’s summer camps began with a two-hour camp about owls and birds for students in grades K-4 and 5-8 on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 17, 2021


Meet Coy Library Board Member Aaron W. Dobbs

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. 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 17, 2021


More than 100 celebrate Coy Library Summer Reading Kick-off

The Coy Library Summer Reading Kick-off earlier this month had a great turnout of more than 120 people! 

Read more with a subscription at: The Shippensburg News-Chronicle June 17, 2021


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.

Read more at: ABC27.com June 16, 2021


Project SHARE to offer drive-thru meals, books for children this summer

Project SHARE will once again offer its Summer Feeding for Kids program, and this year that effort will expand from two to three locations in Cumberland County.

The Carlisle-based nonprofit had been offering the program providing meals for children at its headquarters on North Orange Street and at Amelia Givin Library in Mount Holly Springs. 

Read more at: The Sentinel June 7, 2021


Pandemic saw Cumberland County libraries expand offerings as e-book use surges

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a number of changes for the Cumberland County Library System — some of which may hang on long after the virus subsides.

Read more at: The Sentinel May 10, 2021


Mural offers hope, connection for Cumberland Valley fifth graders

Connecting students even while they’re apart, in Cumberland Valley a new project for fifth graders is doing just that while building relationships and pride.
 

Read more at: CBS21 April 19, 2021


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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