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Library Branches Closing Early for Severe Weather

Feb 06, 2020

Cumberland County, in the interest of public safety, will close all branches of the Cumberland County Library and Information Center early today. All libraries will close at 5 p.m. this evening. These closings are the result of possible severe weather in our area this evening.


The Harry Potter Book Night Triwizard Tournament scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Headquarters Library has also been cancelled for this evening.  For more information about severe weather in Cumberland County, subscribe to Cumberland Alerts at You may also follow the County’s website or social media at or


Cumberland Alerts provides many features in an easy-to-use format. Users will be able to personalize their notifications by selecting the location-based weather alerts they want to receive as well as how they would like to receive those alerts. Additionally, users will receive geographic-based alerts for situations such as law enforcement activity, missing persons and more. Alerts can be sent by voice or text communication to multiple devices including computers, land lines, cellphones and tablets.

When an alert is issued, a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern will be sent to subscribers by the communication path for which they registered. Users can confirm they have received the message and will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that notification. If a user does not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach the user using all the contact paths they registered for.