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Adams County Library System Launches My 1st Card Campaign

“When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.”
Rita Mae Brown, prolific American writer, author of Rubyfruit Jungle    

Fresh off Summer Quest: A Universe of Stories, our summer reading and activities program for children, youth, and adults, the Adams County Library System continues connecting community members to opportunities that can change their...

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What's new at the library

     Here is a look at some of the DVDs recently added to the adult collection at the library. If you’ve missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different, stop by and browse through our selection of videos. They are all available to borrow free of charge.
     New history p...

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Trone Memorial Library Now Qualifies for EITC Funding From Local Businesses

The Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin has just qualified to be an educational improvement organization under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. As you may know, businesses can consider these approved organizations to receive their non-profit donations and in turn receive tax credits in PA, so it is a win-win for both the busin...

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National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 6 from 5pm - 8pm, the Carroll Valley Library will be participating in a fun family event called National Night Out.  This annual event occurs on the first Tuesday in August.  It is a time set aside throughout the United States for communities to get together and meet their local policemen, firefighters, soc...

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Come and Experience the Friends Annual Summer Book Sale

In 2019, the Adams County Friends of the Library are celebrating their 60th year of fundraising activity for the Adams County Library System. Over those 60 years, the Friends have held many types of fundraisers including theatre plays, a circus, a variety of raffles, concerts, small book sales, the Friends bookstore and what has become one of the staples of our fundraising efforts, the Friends ...

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Don't Be Bored This Summer at Trone Memorial Library

     I’m sure you have all heard the more well-known monthly remembrances and celebrations such as Black History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and LGBTQ Pride Month, but it always tickles me when you read about some of the “lesser known” monthly celebrations. A recent conversation with a colleague about these lesser known monthly celebrations got me to thinking, “Wha...

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CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE IN LITTLESTOWN

Littlestown is a flourishing community with a rich history, and is full of friendly neighbors, thriving local businesses, and generous and supportive civic and social organizations. I have enjoyed getting to know the people and places in this part of the county during my seven months as the branch manager at the Littlestown Library.

Each year, Littl...

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Freedom of choice at the library

As a librarian and especially at this time of year, I think about how lucky our county’s residents are to have access to free libraries.  I grew up in a family that valued libraries.  I do not remember a time when I did not use a library regularly.  My family did not own many books, instead we borrowed our reading material from the public library.  My mother always told me t...

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BOOK DONATIONS

The Friends will NOT be accepting book donations between July 12th and August 11th.

The Friends of the Library thank you for your patience and understanding during this time as we sort the donations we already have.

Our annual book sale will be held July 31st through August 3rd at Redding Auction House, 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.

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Adams County Reads One Book Announced

New York City, 1888. A devastating blizzard envelops the city, killing hundreds of people. Heiress Prudence MacKenzie’s fiancé, Charles Linwood, is found after the blizzard, with an ace of spades playing card clutched in his fist. Despite reassurances from everyone that Charles died from the blizzard, Prudence is not convinced. There are too many unanswered questions, especially the significanc...

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GO Adams, Go!

     The Adams County Library System is pleased to partner with WellSpan Health for the third straight year of “Get Outdoors (GO) Adams!”  GO Adams is an outdoor scavenger hunt program. This year the theme is “GO and Explore the Universe,” in line with the ACLS Summer Quest theme “A Universe of Stories.”  Children and families who participated in the past have been...

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cloudLibrary: A Closer Look

     The cloudLibrary is your one stop for eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Currently, there are over 15,000 titles available in the collection for you to browse and check out, and read or listen to.  Regular users of the cloudLibrary know that we add new eBook titles every week and eAudioook titles monthly, so there’s always something new for you to find.
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FunFest Launches Summer Quest, A Universe of Stories!

For the fourth year, the Adams County Library System is hosting FunFest, with FREE activities for the entire family to launch Summer Quest, that fabulous season of exploration and learning. FunFest, which occurs on Friday, June 14th from 4p – 7p and takes place at the Gettysburg Rec Park, will feature face painting, balloon artists, hot dogs grilled by the Kiwanis Club Gettysburg Adams, ice cre...

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