Activities and Services at the Cumberland County Public Library

Although we plan special events throughout the year, we offer standard services and set activities on a regular basis. Check out our programs and services below.


Every Thursday: Story time for pre-school age children is held every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Miss Mandi would love to see you there! 

September 1 - October 31: Drop Your Drawers Campaign!

September 27, 12:00 p.m. - Adult make it and take it! Suncatchers are the craft this month.

September 1 – October 13: Sign up to participate in the painting class being offered at the library by guest presenter Katelyn Griffith.  The cost is $25 to cover the expense of the supplies that will be used. The class will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21.

Coming in October - Hitchcock on Hill Street: Make plans to attend an outdoor showing of Alfred Hitchock's "Rear Window" starring James Stewart on Friday, October 13th at the Library. Cider, hot chocolate, and popcorn will be provided.

Fall Break Activities for Elementary and Middle Grade Patrons:
Tuesday October 3, 1:00 p.m. – Stop in for the Mid-day Matinee!  We will show a family friendly movie, free to anyone that stops in!
Friday October 6, 1:00 p.m. – Free Form Friday!  Stop in to enjoy different board games, card games, and fun STEAM activities!

Updated: September 23, 2017

-New Arrivals-

Spiders Are Not Insects – Allan Fowler
These Birds Can’t Fly – Allan Fowler
Please Don’t Feed the Bears – Allan Fowler
Remarkable Reptiles – Allan Fowler
It’s a Good Thing There Are Snakes – Lisa Herrington
It’s a Good Thing There are Bees – Lisa Herrington
Incredible Insects – Lisa Herrington
Freaky Fish – Lisa Herrington
What’s the Difference: Turtles and Tortoises – Lisa Herrington
Ghost Cat – Eve Bunting
In the Middle of Fall – Kevin Henkes
Sam the Most Scaredy Cat Kid in the Whole World – Mo Willems
Haunted Amusement Parks – Rachel Cantor
Ghostly Towns – Joyce Markovics
Creaky Castles – Jessica Rudolph
Poop’s Many Uses – Ellen Lawrence
Poop Detectives – Ellen Lawrence
Chickens – Hannah Ray
Goats – Sally Morgan
Ducks – Sally Morgan

Franklin D. Roosevelt – Dr. Hugh Roome
Henry Ford – Wil Mara
Simone Biles – Joanne Mattern
Martin Luther King Jr. – Dr. Hugh Roome
Toys and Games Then and Now – Bobbie Kalman
Communication Then and Now – Bobbie Kalman
Travel Then and Now – Bobbie Kalman
Food and Farming Then and Now – Bobbie Kalman
Community Helpers Then and Now – Bobbie Kalman
Spotlight on Brazil – Bobbie Kalman
Spotlight on India – Bobbie Kalman

Young Adult
Hawkwing’s Journey – Erin Hunter
Wild Bird – Wenderlin Van Draanen
War Cross – Marie Lu
Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet – Reed Coleman
Enigma – Catherine Coulter
Secrets in Death – J.D. Robb
Enemy of the State – Kyle Mills
The Romanov ransom – Clive Cussler
Dark Legacy – Christine Feehan
Proof of Life – J.A. Jance
The Importance of Being Urnest – Sandra Balzo
A Face to Die – Andrea Kane
A Legacy of Spies – John Le Carre
The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb
A Time to Stand – Robert Whitlow
These Healing Hills – Ann Gabhart
Bringing Maggie Home – Kim Vogel Sawyer
A Column of Fire - Ken Follett
Cherished Mercy – Tracie Peterson
A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena
American desperado – Jon Roberts
The Bluegrass Conspiracy – Sally Denton
The Informant – Kurt Eichenwald

Large Print
Naomi’s Hope – Jan Drexler
A Love So True – Melissa Jagears
Egypt’s Sister – Angela Hunt

All Governments Lie
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
All Eyez on Me
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rough Night
The White Princess
Megan Leavy
Wonder Woman

Updated September 23, 2017 

September Themes!

Children and Juvenile: Letters X - Z and Fall!

Young Adult: School is in!

Authors of the Month: Karma Wilson, Dav Pilkey, Clive Cussler

Updated September 2, 2017 




  • Weekly bridge club (Thursdays @ 1:00 pm)
  • Weekly "Story Hour" (Thursdays @ 10:00 am)
  • Monthly book clubs ("Bookies" 3rd Monday and "Lunch Club" 2nd Tuesday)
  • Monthly crafters club (4th Monday of the month at 1:00 pm)
  • Monthly community education classes (in conjunction with the Extension Office)
  • Local author book signings
  • Kentucky Humanities Council speakers
  • Quarterly photo contests
  • Summer Reading Program (June and July)
  • Holiday arts/crafts/baking programs
  • Collaboration with the Arts Council, Burkesville Academy of Fine Arts, Extension Office, and CCES Imagination Library Program.


  • Copies - $.25/page black and white, $1.00/page color
  • Fax - $0.50/page
  • Public computers, access to a public printer, and Wi-Fi
  • County-wide bookmobile service
  • Free paperbacks and magazines
  • Access to genealogy resources & a microfilm machine




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