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Title: Cumberland County Public Library

Cumberland County Public Library
  • 114 Hill Street
  • Burkesville, KY 42717
  • (270) 864-2207
  • Paige LaGrange, Director

Our role in the community
  • The library is much more than a place to simply
    check out books. We consider CCPL to be an agent
    of community development, one that seeks to
    inspire, raise awareness, entertain, and educate.
    By continually expanding and updating our
    resource collection, organizing free classes and
    programs, and working alongside other
    educational, business, and non-profit agencies,
    we strive to enhance both individual and
    community well-being.

CCPL Mission Statement
  • The mission of the Cumberland County Public
    Library is to provide quality programs and
    services that fulfill educational, informational,
    cultural, and recreational needs of the entire
    community in an atmosphere that is welcoming,
    respectful, and professional.
  • Residents of Cumberland County will
  • have the information they need to succeed at
    school, at work, and in their personal lives
  • have reading, viewing, and listening materials
    that stimulate their thinking, enhance their
    knowledge of the world, and improve the quality
    of their leisure time
  • discover the joy of reading and develop a love of
  • enjoy a high level of access to electronic
    information resources.

FREE Services Programming
  • Universal Class Patrons have access to over 500
    online courses
  • Free access to E-books
  • 2 monthly Book Clubs
  • A monthly Crafters Club
  • 2 weekly Card Clubs
  • Weekly Story Hour for preschool children
  • Outreach programs at local daycares, Head Start,
    adult day cares, nursing home, and after-school
  • Monthly craft/nutrition programs with the
    Extension Office
  • 4-week Summer Reading Program for families
  • County-wide bookmobile service
  • Genealogy resources
  • 8 public computer workstations
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • Daily Courier Journal/Lexington Herald local
    weekly newspaper
  • Audio books, DVDs magazines
  • Copy/fax/scan services
  • Test proctoring
  • Interlibrary loan services
  • New York Times bestsellers, award-winning
    childrens books, and a wide variety of fiction
    and nonfiction
  • Unlimited paperback check-out

Additional Resources/Programs
  • Partner with CCES 2nd grade staff visit 3
    times/week to help with reading skills
  • Recognize a local Teacher Leader of the Month,
  • Recently established a Homeschool Advisory
  • Provide meeting space for individuals and
    non-profit agencies
  • Display local artists work and set up book
    signings/readings for local authors
  • Host speakers from the Kentucky Humanities
  • Offer How-To Classes and allow local artisans
    to use community room
  • Organize and perform Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Imagination Library Sponsor and Community
  • Provide free coloring sheets and offer a coloring
  • Organize food drives/Food for Fines and
    Amnesty Weeks
  • Free outdoor movie nights, May-September
  • Showcase murals on interior and exterior of
    building (completed by local artists)
  • Host town hall forums and political meet greets
  • Host annual two-day How-To Festival
  • Assist patrons with resumes, job applications,
    legal/medical forms
  • Create YouTube promotional videos, radio ads, and
    a weekly newspaper column

Special programming/events
  • Photo contests!

Murder Mystery Dinners!
Kentucky Humanities Council speakers!
Movie on the Square Friday nights!
Historical Ghost Tour!
KY Bucket List Travel Group!
First Annual How-To Festival!
Monthly community education programs!
Not just a book repository?
School partnerships
  • Imagination Library Sponsor Community
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  • Summer AR testing site
  • Offer a 4-week Summer Reading Program
  • CCHS Book Club partner
  • Outreach programs at 21st Century after-school
  • Staff visit CCES 3 times/week to assist 2nd
    graders with reading skills
  • Recognize a Teacher Leader of the Month
    promote on social media and in our newspaper
    column surprise teacher with lunch
  • Recently established a Homeschool Advisory

Community partnerships
  • Allow new business owners to conduct
    informational sessions at the library
  • Invite local artisans to teach How-to classes
  • Host political meet greets Meet Your
    Candidates forums
  • Display work of local artists and photographers
  • Partner with other community agencies to write
  • Library staff serve on a number of
  • community committees
  • Hold food drives for local agencies
  • Plan diverse programs to reach
  • diverse community groups

By the numbers...
  • (Based on 2014-2015 Annual Report)
  • Cumberland County population 6745
  • Registered library users 4612
  • Library square footage 6221 sq. ft.
  • Annual library visits 16,800
  • Annual bookmobile visits 1100
  • Public computer sessions 3249 (does not include
    the sizeable number of patrons visitors using
  • Books in circulation 25,343
  • Book check-outs 20,328
  • DVD audio book check-outs 10,189
  • Program attendance 3597

  • Hold monthly board meetings and advertise
    date/time in our weekly newspaper column and in
    our foyer
  • Have an approved Long Range Plan on file and
    annually review our Policies and Procedures
  • Present our tax rates in person at the designated
    fiscal court meeting
  • Have either kept our property tax rate the same
    or lowered it the past four years
  • Complete and submit all required Kentucky
    Department of Local Government forms
  • Complete and submit all required Kentucky
    Department of Libraries and Archives forms
  • Have an audit completed every four years
  • Monitor staff Continuing Education credits and
    ensure all certifications are up-to-date
  • Attend conferences and meetings that keep staff
    informed and inspired

Thank you for your support and for continually
recognizing the vital role public libraries play
across Kentucky, and particularly, in rural
communities. If you have any questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact us at any
  • Cumberland County Public Library
  • 114 Hill Street
  • Burkesville, KY 42717
  • (270) 864-2207
  • Paige LaGrange, Director