“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

The library is much more than a place to simply check out books. We consider CCPL to be an agent of community development that seeks to inspire, raise awareness, and educate. By continually expanding and updating our resource collection, organizing free classes and programs, and working alongside other educational, business, and non-profit agencies, we strive to enhance both individual and community well-being.


Mark Your Calendar!

February 21, 11:00 am – Spring Garden Workshop with Ms. Wanda Gilbert (Note that the date has changed.)
February 24, 10:00 am – Family Movie Saturday! Join us in the community room to see "Nut Job 2"!

Updated: February 16, 2018

-New Arrivals-

The Invisible Planet – Geronimo Stilton

Young Adult
Legend – Marie Lu
Broken Beautiful Hearts – Kami Garcia
The Young Elites – Marie Lu
Wonder Woman – Leigh Bardugo
Purple Hearts – Michael Grant
Wires & Nerve – Marissa Meyer

Easy/Juvenile Non-fiction
The Secret of the Bird’s Smart Brain – Ana Rodriguez
The Secret of the Scuba Diving Spider and More – Ana Rodriguez
The Shocking Secret of the Electric Eel – Ana Rodriguez
Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments – Elizabeth Harris
Sacagawea – Jodie Shepherd
Pope Francis – Marie Morreale
Knights – Jessica Cohn
Neil Armstrong – Dana Rau
The Stars – Cody Crane
The Sun – Cody Crane
Earth – Cody Crane
The Moon – Coye crane
Acadia National Park – Audra Wallace
Whales and Other Mammals – David West
Sharks and Other fish – David West
Frogs and Other Amphibians – David West
Zoom in on Rail Networks – Hannah Isbell
Zoom in on Power grids – Kathy Furgang
Zoom in on Tunnels – Kevin Reilly
Brush, Brush, Brush

Phoebe’s Light – Suzanne Fisher
Mary’s Home – Jerry Eicher
The View from Rainshadow Bay – Colleen Coble
The Captive Heart – Michelle Griep
The Masterpiece – Francine Rivers
The Cowboy’s Housekeeper – Lori Copeland
The Widows of Malabar Hill – Sujata Massey
If We Make It Home – Christina Nelson
The Regency Brides Collection
Walking the Bones – Randall Silvis
House of Secrets – V.C. Andrews
The Deceivers – Alex Berenson
Act of Revenge – Dale Brown
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
Flight of the Hawk: The River – Michael Gear
The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
Still Me – Jojo Moyes
The Celebration – Wanda Brunstetter
Sunburn – Laura Lippman
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
A Death in Live Oak – James Grippando
Look for Me – Lisa Gardner
The Wife between Us – Hendricks Greer
Night Moves – Jonathan Kellerman
Poison – John Lescroat
Dark in Death – J.D. Robb
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake – Sarah Graves

Red Dog True Dog
A Dog and Pony Show
The Stray
Mune: Guardian of the Moon
Woody Woodpecker
20th Century Women
Take Every Wave
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Earth: One Amazing Day
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
The Space Between Us

Updated February 10, 2018

Mission Statement

Of Your Library

The mission of the Cumberland County Public Library is to provide quality programs and services that fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and professional.


What's Available

Childrens, juvenile/young adult, and adult books (including large-print)
Audio books
Local and state newspapers
Public computers and free Wi-Fi
Genealogy library
Free paperbacks and magazines
Fax/copy services
Adult and childrens' programming
County-wide bookmobile service

Board Members


Neda Alexander
Fran Smith
Elaine Webb
Tyler Shelton
Sandra Morgan

February Picks!


Author/Theme of the Month:

Children: Norman Bridwell (Clifford)

Juvenile/Young Adult: Biographies

Adult: Julie Garwood

Updated February 3, 2017 



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Calendar of Events 

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Program Schedule

Note: All programs are open to the public. If you have any questions, please call us at (270) 864 -2207.

Crafters Club: 4th Monday @ 1:00
Mid-Day Matinee: 3rd Tuesday @ 1:00
Lunch Book Club: 2nd Wednesday @ 12:00
Card Club: Every Wednesday @ 1:00
Story Time: Every Thursday @ 10:00
Bridge Club: Every Thursday @ 1:00
After School Snack: Every Friday @ 3:15

*Subject to change without notice.


Library Overview

Mission, Staff, and Operating Hours

The Cumberland County Public Library opened its doors at the current location (just off the downtown square on Hill Street) in 1967, thus having served local residents and tourists alike for nearly fifty years. We provide access to print and electronic media, lead multiple book clubs, offer adult and children's programming, have eight public computer workstations as well as free Wi-Fi, host community events including author lectures, book signings, and murdery mystery dinners, feature local artists' work, and proudly house an extensive geneaology collection. Placing a strong emphasis on outreach, we also provide bookmobile service to residents around the county, assist local schools, day cares, adult learning facilities, and nursing homes with literacy and community development campaigns, and work closely with the Cooperative Extension Office on programs throughout the year. All of these services (excluding special events) are offered free of charge to the public. We encourage you to stop by the library today to introduce yourself, check out the resources we have available and sign up for a library card!

The library is open Monday-Friday, 8:50-4:50 and Saturday, 8:50-11:50. Staff members include Paige LaGrange (Director), Terry Staley (Bookmobile Librarian), Mandi Wheat (Special Programs Associate), Vickie Staley (Head Circulation Librarian), Dennis Sells(Part-time Circulation Assistant),Tom Hieneman (Part-time Circulation Assistant) & Stevie Willis (Janitor).


1938 to Present

The Cumberland County Public Library was founded in 1938 as a WPA library.  Before opening at its current location on Hill Street in October 1967, the Library housed its collection in the basement of the courthouse.  The land for the new location, which was deeded from Mr. W. Less McComas, was formerly the site of the phone company switchboard (operated by Effie and Cecil Garrett who worked out of the parlor of their home) and was adjacent to Fred and Geneva Lewis’ Barber Shop.  Construction for the library was made possible by State money that was then matched by local patrons and supporters.  The first and only extensive remodeling of the library did not occur until 2008, more than 40 years after the initial construction. 

Although the library’s grand opening in 1967 was a welcome and inevitably integral addition to the educational landscape in Cumberland County, residents were not void of library services in the preceding years.  Bookmobile services began in Kentucky in 1954, following a parade of vehicles at the State Fair when Governor Lawrence Wetherby presented bookmobiles that were stocked with books to each county in Kentucky as a part of the Kentucky Bookmobile Project.  Ruby D. Lee was the driver/librarian of the first bookmobile in Cumberland County.

The original board of trustees included Glee Hume, Hazel Wells, Melba Sewell, Daisy Alexander, and Helen Judd. According to the records of the public library directories from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the following tables illustrate all of the library directors and bookmobile drivers for the Cumberland County Public Library from 1948 until present day. (Note: Some dates are denoted with a question mark because there is either conflicting information or a lack of clarity regarding actual start/stop dates. The information here was given according to KDLA records.)

Cumberland County Public Library Directors 1948 – 2017

1948 – 1953(?)

Nannie Wells

1953 – 1957

Eunice Hicks

1957(?) – 1963(?)

Jewell Thomas

1963 – 1999

Mabel Hayden

1999 – 2010

Richard Alexander

2010 – 2016

Liza Turner

2016 – Present

Paige D. LaGrange

Cumberland County Public Library Bookmobile Drivers 1954 - 2017 

1954 – 1957(?)

Ruby D. Lee

1957(?) – 1962

Jewell Thomas

1962 - 1996

Mary Ruth Murley

(?) - 1999

Alvin Garner

1999 – 2000

Dianna Martin

2000 – 2001

Lida Smith

2001 – Present

Terry Staley







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