Frequently Asked Questions

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
-- Oscar Wilde.
 
Announcements:

-Accelerated Reader Tests, the Summer Reading List books, ABCmouse.com, and the 2017-2018 Bluegrass Book Selection are now available at the library!  Stop in to work on your summer reading goals for the next school year! To go to the school website for AR Tests click here.

-July 3 – 27: Recycled Art Entries can be brought to the library.

-July 25, 10:00 a.m. Mrs. Sylvia Braber will be teaching us how to make rugs from recycled materials!

-July 27: Summer Reading at the park at 10:00 a.m.  This will be the final event for the 2017 Summer Reading season.  Everyone ages pre-k to 12 years are invited for story time, fun, games, and a snack!

-July 28: Packets are due and Recycled Art will be judged winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social.

-July 28: Adult Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!! Stop in at 2:30 p.m. to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Finale! We will have ice cream and prize drawings for the adult summer reading participants.

Updated: July 21, 2017



-New Arrivals-

-Adult-
The Secrets She Keeps – Michael Robotham
Two Nights – Kathy Reichs
The Nearness of You – Dorothy Garlock
Beautiful Tempest – Johanna Lindsay

-Large Print-
A Lady Unrivaled – Roseanna White
Wings of the Wind – Connilyn Cossette
Heart on the Run – Karen Witemeyer

-DVD-
The Langoliers
Golden Years
The Stand
The Fate of the Furious
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Quantum Leap (Complete Series)
Alive and Kicking
The Zookeeper’s Wife

Updated July 21, 2017 




July Themes!

Children and Juvenile: Building a Better World!

Young Adult and Adult: Building a Better World!

Authors of the Month: David Shannon, Jonathan Tropper

Updated July 12, 2017 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What are the library's hours of operation?
  2. What is available at the library?
  3. Who can get a library card?
  4. Does it cost anything to get a library card or to check out materials?
  5. How much are late fees?
  6. How long can I keep materials?
  7. How many books/movies can I check out?
  8. Can I renew materials? If so, how and for how long?
  9. Can other people check out materials under my name?
  10. Can genealogy resources be checked out?
  11. Can I request material via interlibrary loan?
  12. Is Wi-Fi access password protected?
  13. How long can I stay on the public computers? Can I print from them?
  14. Can children be in the library by themselves?
  15. Do you have a fax machine/copier/scanner?
  16. Does the Social Security representative still come to the library?
  17. What clubs does the library offer?
  18. When is children's Story Hour?
  19. Who can use the bookmobile?
  20. Do you have a meeting room that the public can rent out?
  21. Do you close for inclement weather?

What are the library hours of operation?

  • Monday-Friday: 8:50 am-4:50 pm
  • Saturday: 8:50 am-11:50 pm.
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What is available at the library?

  • Books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, newspapers, public computers, Wi-Fi, genealogy resources, bookmobile service, interlibrary loan, fax and copy services, children's and adult programs
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Who can get a library card?

  • The Cumberland County Public Library is supported primarily by the taxes paid by residents of this county and it is therefore the responsibility of the Library to protect the taxpayer’s investment in the Library’s collection.

  • Any Cumberland County resident, Cumberland County property/licensed vehicle owner, or Kentucky resident who is a member, in good standing, at one of the following reciprocating libraries: Adair County, Clinton County, Metcalfe County, William B. Harlan Memorial Library (Monroe County), or Pulaski County may obtain a Cumberland County Public Library card free of charge. Any other interested patron may purchase a library card for a fee of $5. Adult applicants must show proof of age and residence (valid photo ID, current bill/receipt of tax paid, etc.)

  • Children ages 3-17 may obtain a library card with a parent/guardian’s consent and the understanding that the parent/guardian is responsible for any items that may be damaged or not returned.
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Does it cost anything to get a library card or to check out materials?

  • Please see the heading "Who can have a library card?" Once you have a card all checkouts are free unless they are returned late, in which case, they will incur a fine.
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How much are late fees?

  • Books - $.10/day
  • DVDs - $1.00/day
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How long can I keep materials?

  • Books - 2 weeks
  • Audio books - 1 week
  • Magazines - 1 week
  • DVDs - 2 nights
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How many books/movies can I check out?

  • New patrons can check out 4 books and 2 movie/card. As you continue to check out books and show that you can return materials on time, we will increase the number you can check out.
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Can I renew materials? If so, how and for how long?

  • DVDs cannot be renewed.
  • We CAN renew books (as long as they are not reserved for other patrons) for 2 additional weeks.
  • You can call 270-864-2207 or visit our online catalog and login to renew.
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Can other people check out materials under my name?

  • Yes. If you would like to give someone else check-out privileges, please tell a circulation librarian to make a note on your account.
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Can genealogy resources be checked out?

  • No. All genealogy resources must remain in the library.
  • We can make copies of any material for $.25/page.
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Can I request material via interlibrary loan?

  • Yes. Our courier only comes once/week (typically on Mondays), so there may a bit of a delay.
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How long can I stay on the public computers? Can I print from them?

  • 1 hour, once/day
  • If you need to complete a school or work assignment, let us know and we can extend your time.
  • You can print from our computers. Black/white printouts are $.25/page, color printouts are $1.00/page.
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Can children be in the library by themselves?

  • Any child 12 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. An adult must stay with children at all times regardless of location.
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Do you have a fax machine/copier/scanner?

  • We have a fax machine and copier available for public use.
  • Staff members, however, do have to make the copies and send the faxes.
  • Copies are $.25/page for black/white and $1.00/page for color.
  • Fax service is $0.50/page.
  • We do not have a scanner.
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Does the Social Security representative still come to the library?

  • No. The Social Security Office no longer sends representatives to the surrounding counties.
  • You must call the Social Security Office in Campbellsville at 1-877-828-1695 to speak to a representative.
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What clubs does the library offer?

  • We have two book clubs, a knitting club, and a bridge club.
  • We offer additional special classes, programs, and events throughout the year.
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Who can use the bookmobile?

  • Patrons who have a hardship in getting to the library can sign up for bookmobile service.
  • If interested, call our bookmobile driver, Terry Staley, to discuss route dates and to establish service.
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Do you have a meeting room that the public can rent out?

  • No. Non-profit organizations, however, can use our meeting room, if:
  • 1) the activity is scheduled during our regular business hours,
  • 2) the room is not already reserved, and
  • 3) a representative has called at least a week prior to check availability.
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Do you close for inclement weather?

  • If staff or patron safety is in question, we close for inclement weather.
  • We post modified hours of operation on the front door and on our Facebook page.
  • We also notify the local radio station.
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