Monday, October 15, 2012

Career Help

 Laid off? Looking for a new career? Start your search with resources from the library.

Search these boards for great jobs:
- PA Career Link

Learning Express Library
Offers a multitude of career exams as well as information on job searching skills and strategies.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It Came from the Library...and into a movie theater!

This week is set aside each year to encourage teens to read just for the fun of it! This year's theme is "It Came From the Library".

- YALSA Teen Read Week Website

- YALSA Teen Read Week Pinterest Ideas
List of books that were made into movies.  Click the title to check out the item in the online catalog.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

PA Forward

The Pennsylvania Library Association 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was created to help libraries be the community centers of information, technology and learning that will benefit the communities they serve.  To do this libraries in Pennsylvania are promoting the essential 5 Literacies. 

The Cumberland County Library System's website has been updated to help promote these literacies with the library's resources. 

Basic (gold):  Reading is paramount.  It is also the foundation for all the other literacies.  These resources help with learning to read, finding good reading, resources for those who need special help reading as well as places to discuss what you've been reading.

Information (blue): Digital knowledge is promoted to ensure that all Pennsylvanians are able to use online resources and current technology to improve their lives.

Civic and Social (orange):  These resources promote the knowledge and skills that are required to participate and contribute to your local communites.  There are also lots of fun ways to interact with your community!

Health (purple):  This icon will lead you to information that will allow you to manage your own well-being as well as be able to be effective partners with your healthcare provider.

Financial (green):  Being an informed consumer helps not only individual citizens, but communities, small businesses and organizations.  These resources help prepare you for higher or continuing education, locating a good job as well as information to help you make decisions about your money.

Go to our website:  and click on the blue 'Community' tab in the upper right corner of the website.  You will find these icons on the following pages:  Kids, Teens, Parents, Adults, and Older Adults.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Steampunk is a genre of writing and film that encompasses alternative history lines, sci-fi, and fantasy.

- Steampunk Fiction
- Steampunk Films
- The Steampunk Bible

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


As scientists study the world and its many ecosystems, they often categorize those ecosystems by the patterns they see. This group or category is called a biome.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Fun

Start your Halloween fun at the library with books about decorations, costumes, fun sounds and great treats!
- Decorations & costumes
- Halloween sounds
- Halloween treats

Books and activities for kids:
- Stories About Halloween
- Books About Creating Your Own Costume
- Books About Pumpkin Carving
- Fall Crafts at Amelia Givin Library on October 27th

Halloween Parades:
Camp Hill - October 23, 2012  6pm
Carlisle - October 15, 2012 7pm
Mechanicsburg - October 9, 2012  7pm
New Cumberland - October  23, 2012  7:30pm
Shippensburg - October 20, 2012 7pm

Community Trick or Treat
From The Sentinel

The following municipalities will hold trick-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m.:
Thursday, Oct. 25
Camp Hill, Southampton Township-Cumberland County

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Hopewell Township, Newburg, Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg Township, Southampton Township-Franklin County

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Carlisle, Dickinson Township, East Pennsboro Township, Hampden Township, Lemoyne, Lower Allen Township, Mechanicsburg, Middlesex Township, Monroe Township, Mt. Holly Springs, Newville, North Middleton Township, Shiremanstown, Silver Spring Township, South Middleton Township, Upper Allen Township, West Pennsboro Township, Wormleysburg

Take your best shot @ the library

Use the library's collection of great photography books to improve your technique, learn some history or just see what others have done:

Spotlight on Library Databases

AP Image Database AP Image Database
More than 500,000 current and historical photographs and graphics can be searched by date, place and subject.