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What Should I Read Next?

Need some help finding your next favorite read? Love an author and wish to read books like that author's books? Let the staff at the Adams County Library System help you! Fill out the form below, and have a response of suggested reads sent to your email within ten (10) business days. 

Be as specific as possible with your interests. The more information you can provide,...

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Fiber Crafts

Check out the eBlast for Friday, April 3rd.  It's all about Fiber Crafts!

You can download it here!

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Drop Everything and Read

     Sunday, April 12th is National D.E.A.R. day.  D.E.A.R. stands for Drop Everything and Read.  This event was created as a special celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a priority activity in their lives.   D.E.A.R. programs are held nationwide on April 12th in honor of the birthday of one of America’s most popula...

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Online Storytime: Week of March 30

While the library system is closed, we want to continue to offer you ideas of things that you can do with your children.

Parents and caregivers are a child's first and best teachers.  Here are some ideas and activities to try this week with your child.  These five practices are designed to help your child develop literacy skills, engage your child and enhance the bonds betwe...

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Music Moments

Check out our latest eblast with a variety of links to music resources across the web!

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Online Resources

     During this uncertain time, while the library system is closed and we’re practicing the art of social distancing, the library system will continue to fulfill our mission of opening gateways for exploration.  We have a variety of resources available through our website that are educational (Kids InfoBits, Mango Languages) and fun (Freegal, cloudLibrary).   Ther...

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Online Storytime: Week of March 23

While the library system is closed, we want to continue to offer you ideas of things that you can do with your children.

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and best teachers. Here are some ideas and activities to try this week with your child. These five practices are designed to help your child develop literacy skills, engage your child, and enhance the bonds between you. Sto...

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Armchair Travel

Travel the world without leaving your home!

Click here to view our list of museums, zoos/aquariums and virtual field trips that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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A Note from the ACLS Executive Director

With the coronavirus impacting life across the globe and raising questions among the public, the Adams County Library System remains committed to helping share up-to-date, factual information.  In support of the Governor’s decision to close all schools in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, and in compliance with a directive to close public libraries from the Office of Comm...

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Online Storytime: Week of March 16

While the library system is closed, we want to continue to offer you ideas of things that you can do with your children.

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and best teachers. Here are some ideas and activities to try this week with your child. These five practices are designed to help your child develop literacy skills, engage your child, and enhance the bonds between you. Sto...

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March 2020 Barks & Books Cancelled

It is with regret that we must cancel our Barks & Books visit from KPETS for the month of March at New Oxford Library. We hope to resume in April. Many thanks!

- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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POWER Library

The Adams County Library System has a variety of databases available for your use on our website.  Simply by visiting www.adamslibrary.org and clicking on Research under the ELibrary menu, you have access to untold information.  Some of the resources that you will find are databases that the library purchases access to.  Some are free resources that we have verified as having acc...

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April DVDs on Order

Arrow, Season 8
Cats
The Current War
Escape from Pretoria
The Gentlemen
The Last Full Measure
Little Women
Looking for Alaska
Madam Secretary, Season 6
The Turning
Underwater
Witness to Murder: a Darrow Mystery
World on Fire

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Friends Fundraising Plans for 2020

With 2019 behind us, our plans for 2020 fundraising activities are already beginning to crystalize. In 2019, we donated $53,000 to the Adams County Library System, and our goal in 2020 is to meet or exceed that amount.

On March 19th, 2020, the Friends are partnering with Perkins Restaurant, where you can purchase breakfast, lunch or supper and 15% of the cost of the meal will be donat...

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