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:

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-

Easy
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

Juvenile
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
Adult
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

DVD
All Governments Lie
Abacus
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
All Eyez on Me
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rough Night
Baywatch
The White Princess
It
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 

 

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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