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 260,000 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:

Coy Library Silent Auction is Here-Get your Bids in Now!

Mark your calendars for the fourth annual online auction sponsored by the Coy Library of Shippensburg. The auction takes place April 6-14. All proceeds will directly be utilized for library operations.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle April 4, 2024


Local Author to Speak on the 1881 Cumberland Valley Cook Book at the John Graham Library!

Local author Tom Kelchner will speak about the recently published The Story of the 1881 Cumberland Valley Cook and General Recipe Book on Monday, April 8th at 6:00 pm at the John Graham Library.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle April 3, 2024


Story time at the Coy Public Library

The Coy Public Library in Shippensburg is always abuzz with children of all ages, and adults too. Monday mornings are set aside for Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5) in the program room. 

Read more at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle March 21, 2024


Cumberland County library tests after-hours locker

A Carlisle library is working on making it possible for everyone to check books out. 

Bosler Memorial Library is running a six-month trial on a new outdoor pickup locker.

Read more at ABC27 March 12, 2024


Children's Learning Garden at Bosler Memorial Library to open in spring

Finishing touches are expected this spring to the Children’s Learning Garden on the Bosler Memorial Library campus in Carlisle.

That was the word last week from Executive Director Jeffrey Swope in the lead-up to an open house scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20.

Read more at The Sentinel March 11, 2024


Bosler Memorial Library testing pick-up locker system in Carlisle

Three weeks into a six-month beta test, LibLocker is already making the grade with patrons of the Bosler Memorial Library in Carlisle.

Read more at The Sentinel, March 8, 2024


John Graham Library receives donation from Friends

John Graham Library receives donation from Friends

The Friends of the John Graham Library presented a check for $20,000 to the John Graham Library on February 23rd. It will be used for shelving and other expenses required for the recent building addition.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle, March 6, 2024


John Graham Library receives donation from Friends

The Friends of the John Graham Library presented a check for $20,000 to the John Graham Library on February 23rd. It will be used for shelving and other expenses required for the recent building addition.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle, March 6, 2024


New Addition at the John Graham Library is Ready for Books!

After several months of waiting, anticipation and labor, the new addition at the John Graham Library is finally open and ready to put to good use. According to Library Director Mary Schoedel, she can't wait to fill the room with books and  other materials. 

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 21, 2024


Coy Public Library collecting donations for annual Spring Auction

The Coy Library of Shippensburg is getting ready to host its fourth annual spring auction slated for April. 
The auction will run from Sunday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14, 2024. 

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 15, 2024


Jim Crum is new Friends of the Library President

Jim Crum has been selected as the new president of the Coy Library Friends of the Library president. Assuming the reins earlier this month from previous president Josh Belanger, Crum's new job will include coordinating the efforts of the Friends' committees.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle February 1, 2024


Wednesday Evenings are busy at the Coy Public Library

There is always something to do at the Coy Public Library in Shippensburg. If you like reading in groups, listening to someone else read, playing games, or whatever your interest might be, chances are there is something for you at the library! 

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle January 24, 2024


Joseph T. Simpson Library’s Capital Campaign

For over 60 years the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library has been a community center for learning and leisure. This year they are hoping to grow their footprint to continue their great work in Mechanicsburg. Learn what’s in store for the new space and how you can support their efforts during their capital campaign.

Read more at ABC27 January 8, 2024


Grant going towards Cumberland County library expansion

Hometown heroes are helping to make a Midstate library bigger.

“F and M Trust” donated $7,500 toward the expansion of the John Graham Public Library in Newville, Cumberland County.

Read more at ABC27 January 4, 2024


Cumberland County library system to review employee compensation in 2024

As one goal for 2024, the Cumberland County Library System will review the compensation of workers employed by its member libraries.

Read more at The Sentinel January 3, 2023


Mechanicsburg library announces capital campaign for new book sale center

The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library on Thursday announced the public phase of its capital campaign to raise renovation funds for its new Learning & Book Sale Center.

Read more at The Sentinel December 30, 2023


The evolution of the Stewart House- A Shippensburg Treasure

The Shippensburg Public Library continues to evolve, growing from a beautiful landmark in Shippensburg that was once the home of the Stewart Family, into a well known establishment of learning and technology where a plethora of information is stored and waiting to be shared.  

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News Chronicle December 8, 2023


John Graham Library Addition nears completion

The Christmas season is looking a lot brighter this year around the John Graham Library. The new addition that began to show life to the rear of the property in early fall is nearly complete. If all goes well, the remaining work could be done by Christmas and after that library director Mary Schoedel is anticipating the new children's wing to be operational in early 2024.

Read more with a subscription at The Shippensburg News-Chronicle December 6, 2023


21 Days of Caring - Look at the Frederickson Library

Bosler Memorial Library writes story forest into Carlisle's LeTort Park

Children and families visiting the new Fort LeTort at LeTort Park in Carlisle will soon have the opportunity to read along the way. 

The Bosler Memorial Library formed a partnership with the Borough of Carlisle to create a story forest that will wind along the rear portion of the new playground. 

Read more at The Sentinel Dec 4, 2023


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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