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Check out our new monthly programs!

There’s always something happening at the Cumberland Library, and that won’t change in the new year! You can look forward to new and different events every month, but there are several great core programs that we’ll be offering on a regular basis. If you’re looking for a way to get to know more people in your community and grow creatively or intellectually, we’ve got programs for you!

Here are the events you can expect to see every month in 2017…

 

Every Dish Tells a Story: A club for people who love to cook

Reading Other People's Mail

Writing a hand-written letter seems pretty quaint, but receiving hand-written mail is a wonderful treat. So it's no surprise lots of people have tried to keep the art alive in an age of texting, messaging, and email.  Many holidays exist around the world to celebrate and encourage letter-writing, and January is no different! We celebrate Letter Writing Week the second week of January.  

It's not too late to finish our reading challenge!

It’s not too late to win prizes for all the reading you did this year! The Cumberland Library 2016 Reading Challenge is still going on – turn in your form by December 20th and you will still be eligible to win!

If you would like to review the details of the reading challenge you can find them here.

The grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab, and our other prizes include gift certificates to CinemaWorld, Dave’s Marketplace, and MaryLou’s - don’t miss out!

Icing on the Cake

The Teen Center has been open for a couple of months now and it's been so great to see you all visiting to game, make crafts and art, jam with friends, and just chill out.  We're adding some finishing touches to really personalize the room and make it yours: wall art and more games!

I have some ideas but your input is more important.  Take this survey (teens only) to give feedback on how we can further decorate the Teen Center. I need to submit ideas to our Friends group by December 1, though, so don't delay!

The Final Stretch!

We have painted walls, lights, glass in the windows, and a ceiling!  The end is in sight.  Work on the floor will begin this weekend, and then it will be time for the finishing touches.  We appreciate your patience over the summer as we've worked on this space!  We promise you will love it when it's done!

Construction on Teen Center Continues!

Our renovation is well underway!  The room has been framed and sheetrocked, and our new lighting configuration should be going in soon!  Most of the furniture we've ordered for the room has arrived and I can't wait to take it out of storage!  The colors have been decided, and now I'm hard at work picking out a sign that will look just right.  Remember, the Community Room is open as our temporary teen space in the meantime.  Come on by to hang out!

What's up with the teen den?

You've probably noticed the big black tarp coverng the area where the teen den used to be.  What's going on? 
Thanks to generous grants from the Champlin Foundations, the Levy Foundation, and Ocean State Charities Trust, and funding from the Friends of the Cumberland Library and the Cumberland Library Fund, Inc., we are tripling our space!  Our new, awesome Teen Center @ CPL will open in the fall!
Looking for a place to hang out in the meantime?  We've set up a temporary area in the Community Room.  Come check it out!

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