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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

If you have a baby, a toddler, or a preschooler in your life, you can enroll them in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is now available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. You can also request a paper log at the library. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.

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Book Clubs

Evening Book Club - Join us for book club the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Ask at the desk or call 765-478-3335 to reserve your book each month.

Senior Center Book Club - Join us for a lively discussion each month at the Golay Community Center as your library grows beyond its walls! They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.


Ask at the front desk for more information on the book clubs and the current book club selections.


Newspaper Archive

Explore billions of newspaper articles from all over the world.
Find births, deaths, news and more! Powerful search tools to help you find exactly who or what you are looking for.

108+ Million Obituaries, Marriage Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Arrest Records, Divorce Records, Murder Cases, Old Photographs, Family Reunions, Genealogy, Family History, and so much more! 

Patrons must go through the link below to gain access. 

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Play And Learn (PAL kits)

Are you looking for something fun to do with your preschooler or young elementary student that helps with early learning? Check out one of our 25 to take home for three weeks. Each kit is chock full of books, games, puzzles, toys, and activities relating to a particular theme. We have a wide variety of themes, such as “Alike and Different,” “Circus,” “Dinosaurs,” “Family,” “Ocean/Seashore,” “Shapes,” and “Space” for families to borrow.


Neurological research has shown that brain development in young children increases through interactive play between parent or caregiver and child. The PAL Kits made interactive play easy for a parent or grandparent with everything pre-planned and ready to go.


The PAL Kits are the result of a Community Guidance for Youth Grant from Eli Lilly, and the project was driven by longtime volunteer and library patron Rosalie Dugranrut.


A to Z World Food

Patrons can access AtoZ World Food using the library’s computers, or from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal. Visit, then sign in with your library card. “World Food” also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes. AtoZ World Food was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks. 


Kanopy Streaming Service

The Cambridge City Public Library is excited to offer Kanopy, a streaming video service, with a selection especially for our patrons. We purchased access to streaming videos, including award-winning movies and critically acclaimed films, documentaries, and television series. We also purchased a collection of children’s videos available for streaming that have been hand-selected for educational and entertainment value.


Using your Cambridge City Public Library card, you can access Kanopy. With an expertly curated collection of narrative and documentary films we think you’ll enjoy, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community. Go to to get started today. Mobile apps are also available for Apple and Android phones. Find it free in the app store.


Libby, by Overdrive

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space. Get it free from the App Store or Google Play.

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Monthly Newsletter

Sign up to recieve our monthly newsletter previewing the scheduled events at the library. After signing up you will recieve an email asking you to confirm your email address. After confirming, you will be added to the contact list for future mailings. We will never share your information with third parties.

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Wowbrary Weekly

Wowbrary is a nonprofit service that provides you free weekly emails and RSS feeds about your local library's most recent acquisitions. We've found that users of Wowbrary emails are both awed and excited when they discover their local public library's abundance of new books, DVDs, and CDs.


Sign up here.


Friends of the Library

Since the Friends were founded in 2010, they have given over $10,000 to the library to help pay for Summer Reading Program, adult programs, program refreshments and reading materials. The Friends also run a used book sale hosted at the library to raise funds for programs. See the front desk for membership info.

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