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Advocate Library Closed

The Advocate Library will be closed today Friday December 15/17 due to staff illness.
Sorry for any inconvenience


Donate to celebrate 50 years!

Learn more about our anniversary fundraiser HERE.

Holiday Hours

The Cumberland Public Libraries have reduced hours during the holidays. Plan ahead to make sure you have your holiday books and movies (don't forget the jigsaw puzzle!).

See the Holiday Hours for all branches HERE.

Children and Adults Reading Together (CART)

What is it?
An exciting program to introduce your pre-school child to the wonderful world of books. Lots of stories, games and fun activities with a focus on parents and children reading together.

When? and Where?
Four Fathers Library, Amherst
Thursdays Jan. 11– Mar. 1
1:00-2:30pm OR 6:00–7:30pm
Call 902-667-2549 to register.

Pugwash Library
Fridays Jan. 12-Mar. 2
Call 902-243-3331 to register.

Oxford Library
Saturdays Jan. 13 -Mar. 3
Call 902-447-2440 to register.

Springhill Miners Memorial Library
Saturdays Jan. 13 -Mar. 3
Call 902-597-2211 to register.

Who Can Come?
Children ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Birthday Club

January - December 2017

To celebrate Cumberland Public Libraries turning 50 in 2017, we are running a Birthday Club all year long!

If you’re between the ages of 1 - 18, visit the front desk, say the magic words...“It’s my birthday month!” (and show your library card), to receive a free book!

Contact your local library for details.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

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


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.

150 Books of Influence

We are pleased to present the 150 Books of Influence reading list. The titles in the list were based on suggestions from librarians, publishers, and most importantly readers like yourself. There is something for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make suggestions for the list!

The full list is available HERE.

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.