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ACLS Services Outside the Library

At Adams County Library System, our organization’s mission is to open gateways for exploration. We are able to do this by connecting people to opportunities which enrich their lives. At times, this requires taking library services and programs to locations beyond the walls of our six locations.

As a service to the Cross Keys Village community, I regularly perform Library Help Sessions...

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Happy 75th Anniversary, Adams County Library System

     The year 2020 marks several anniversaries of note. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise arguably brought the United States one step closer to civil war, with the demarcation of slave states versus free states. In 1870, postcards made their debut in the US mail. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. 1945 saw the end of World War II. Fifty years ago...

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60 Years and Counting

2019 is a special year as it marks the 60th anniversary of the Adams County Friends of the Library. Started in 1959, a group of concerned citizens wanted to make a library in Gettysburg an important community resource. That spirit continues today as we make our yearly fundraising donation, allowing the library system to continuously improve the library user’s experience.

This year’s F...

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November Fiction Titles

Ace Atkins – Robert B Parker’s Angel Eyes
David Baldacci – A Minute to Midnight
Elizabeth Berg – The Confession Club
Rita Mae Brown – Scarlet Fever
Marc Cameron – Tom Clancy Code of Honor
Mary Higgins Clark – Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry
Bernard Cornwell – Sword of Kings
Michael Crichton – The Andromeda Evolution
Clive Cussler – Final ...

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DVDs on Order for November

After the Wedding
Angel Has Fallen
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Big Bang Theory, Season 12
Blinded by the Light
Brian Banks
The Chaperone
Fast & Furious presents Hobbs & Shaw
47 Meters Down
Good Boys
Good Omens
The Handmaid's Tale, Season 3
The Kitchen
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Star Trek Di...

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"I Really Have the Best. Job. Ever!"

I really have the Best. Job. Ever! (I’m not a librarian, but I get to work with them!)
My colleagues find the correct information on the World Wide Web in lightning speed. If I could create a tag line for us it would be We’re Better Than Google. (But, I can’t (legally). So I won’t.) Their ability to discern the best fit through the clutter amazes me every single day! In a world of distra...

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Trunk or Treat

     Tonight, the Carroll Valley Library will be participating in the third annual Trunk or Treat night in the Carroll Valley Park.  This event is organized and sponsored by the Carroll Valley Borough.   Local individuals and businesses will be handing out candy to our ghosts and goblins beginning at 6:00pm.  Also at that time, there will be a Halloween c...

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National Friends of Libraries Week

The Adams County Library System (ACLS) thanks and honors the members of our three Friends of the Library groups during the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week!  The Friends support the ACLS with donations of time and funds.

The Friends of the Adams County Library was established in 1959 and have raised over $1,000,000 for the library to date. Many commun...

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TeenTober

TeenTober, formerly known as Teen Read Week, is a national literacy initiative created by Young Adult Library Services Association. First started in 1998 as a weeklong celebration in October, it encourages teens to become regular library users and advocates. This year YALSA’s board decided to re-envision Teen Read Week into a longer and larger awareness campaign. Thus, TeenTober was born.
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DVDs for October

Anna and the Apocalypse
The Art of Self-Defense
Charmed
Deadwood: the Movie
A Discovery of Witches
The Haunting of Hill House
Luce
Press
Queens of Mystery
Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Lifelong Fun and Learning at the Library

     When you think about happenings at the library, you probably think about story times and other programming for children. And sure, we definitely have lots of those types of programs happening at each of the six library branches in Adams County every week! But we haven’t forgotten about the adults in our community; we offer lots of fun activities and learning opportuniti...

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October Fiction Titles

Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House
W Bruce Cameron – A Dog’s Promise
Stephen Chbosky – Imaginary Friend
Jennifer Chiaverini – The Christmas Boutique: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Lee Child – Blue Moon
Laura Childs – Mumbo Gumbo Murder
Amy Clipston – An Amish Christmas Bakery: Four Stories
Michael Connelly – The Night Fire
John Connolly – A Book of B...

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Adams County Reads One Book Programming Announced

     October is quickly approaching, which means the Adams County Library System’s month long celebration of the Adams County Reads One Book program is very near. I’m very happy to present the list of programs, discussions, and events taking place throughout the month in conjunction with this year’s One Book selection, What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson.
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Community Outreach and the Public Library

     The Adams County Library System (ACLS) has six brick and mortar locations across the county in Gettysburg, Biglerville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Littlestown and New Oxford. What people may not be aware of is that our services routinely extend beyond these buildings. Staff members venture into schools, senior centers, the local prison, preschools, and more. We are fo...

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Music and Magazines

     Did you know that you can access magazines using Flipster, a next-generation magazine service that allows you to browse digital versions of the latest popular magazines courtesy of the Adams County Library System?
     The library system has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as People and more so that you have the option of...

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