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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!

What is Gender Parity?

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day.  You are probably hearing the term "Gender Parity" thrown around quite a bit.  What does this actually mean?  Very narrowly defined, gender parity is the ratio of males to females in any given level of education.  Ok, but what does this mean for you?  It means that even in 2016, in the United States of America, men are still paid higher wages and hold more high-level positions in corporations.  In fact, by the time a college-educated woman turns 59, she will have lost almost $800,000 throughout her life due to wage inequality.

Big Changes in 2016!

We're pretty excited about 2016 here at the library!  Thanks to a generous grant from the Champlin Foundations, the library will be expanding the current Teen Den into a Teen Center with about 3 times as much space!  This means more comfy seating, more gaming space, laptops for teen use, and maybe even an aquarium!  Don't worry, we'll still have all your favorite magazines, novels, manga, and graphics!  Happy New Year!

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