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Employment Opportunity

Cumberland Public Libraries requires a full-time, temporary Community Technology Engagement Intern.

Please see more details HERE.

Annual Giant Book Sale!

Four Fathers Memorial Library

Thursday, Dec. 1st - 10am-8pm
Friday, Dec. 2nd - 10am-5pm
Saturday, Dec. 3rd - 10am-5pm

New stock put out throughout the day.

Stuff a library bag for only $10!

Advocate Library Reduced Hours

Due to staff illness the Advocate Library will continue to be open reduced hours in December.

Saturday, December 3 - 9am-1pm
Thursday, December 8 - 2-8pm
Friday, December 9 - 10am-12pm,1-4pm
Saturday, December 10- 9am-1pm
Wednesday, December 14- 10am-12pm,1-4pm
Thursday, December 15- 2-8pm
Saturday, December 17- 9am-1pm
Wednesday, December 21- 10am-12pm,1-4pm

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Food For Fines

In DECEMBER, the Cumberland Public Libraries will be forgiving overdue fines in return for non-perishable food items.

1 food item = 1 overdue fine

All donations will go to a local food bank.

Call your library for details.

Holiday Hours

Cumberland Public Libraries locations will be open reduced hours during the holiday season.

Saturday, December 24th Sunday, December 25th Monday, December 26th Tuesday, December 27th Wednesday, December 28th Thursday, December 29th Friday, December 30th Saturday, December 31st Sunday, January 1st Monday, January 2nd
Advocate Library Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Four Father Memorial Library, Amherst Closed Closed Closed Closed 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-1 Closed Closed
Oxford Library Closed Closed Closed Closed 2-5 2-5 11-1 & 2-5 10-1 Closed Closed
Parrsboro Library Closed Closed Closed Closed 1-4 10-1 & 2-5 10-1 & 2-5 10-1 Closed Closed
Pugwash Library Closed Closed Closed Closed 2-5 2-5 12-5 10-1 Closed Closed
River Hebert Closed Closed Closed Closed 10-1 & 2-4 2-5 10-1 & 2-4 10-1 Closed Closed
Springhill Miners Memorial Library Closed Closed Closed Closed 10-1 & 2-5 10-1 & 2-5 11-1 & 2-5 10-1 Closed Closed

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Santa's Sleigh Scavenger Hunt

December 1 - 23
Ages 3-12

Santa’s toys have fallen out of the sleigh! Ask at the desk of your local library for a copy of Santa’s list and help him search for the lost toys.

When you’ve found them all, return your list to the desk for a book prize!

Library Board Member Needed

Seeking application from individuals interested in serving as a Citizen Appointee from Springhill to the Cumberland Regional Library Board.

Find more details HERE.

Culture Stories

Share your culture. Share your story.

Culture is many things. It’s the simple activities that make up our day to day life, and the extraordinary ways in which we express our ideas, artistry and creativity.

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is conducting a research project that will explore the nature of culture through Nova Scotians’ own experiences.

We invite you to share your stories; to take part, please proceed to novascotia.ca/culturestories

Completing the process should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Download audiobooks & e-books with our Digital Media Downloads Service.

Click on the link below to check out audiobooks & e-books for Adults:

Need help to download e-books or audiobooks? Check out OverDrive Help.

We're on Facebook & Twitter & Goodreads

Like the library's page on Facebook to see upcoming events and check out pictures from library programs.

And follow us on Twitter for information on new books and more.

Or Friend us on Goodreads to see reviews of library books.

Our Top 10


Want to know what's popular in Cumberland County?
Each month we update "Our Top 10" fiction and non-fiction books, and movies & t.v. series.
These titles are our most requested for the past month.

Our staff are avid readers and want to share some of their favourites with you.
Take a peek at our online Staff Picks in the Read, Watch, Listen section.
Don't forget to check back for updates to the list.

For a shortcut to the Staff Picks click HERE.