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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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We're All About Lifelong Learning!

New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford is Coming to Gettysburg!
The purpose of the ACLS is to connect people to opportunities that enrich their lives. One unique way that we are accomplishing this is by bringing a New York Times bestselling author to Adams County each year. We’re thrilled to announce that Jamie Ford, author of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Love an...

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Library Card Sign-Up Month 2019

     This September the Adams County Library System (ACLS) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
     A library card opens a world of infinit...

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DVDs on Order for September

The Alienist
Canal Street
Country Music
The Dead Don't Die
Echo in the Canyon
John Wick, Chapter 3: Parabellum
Men in Black: International
This is Us, Season 3
Toni Morrison: the Pieces I Am
Wild Rose
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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September Fiction Titles

Jeffrey Archer – Nothing Ventured
Margaret Atwood – The Testaments
Nevada Barr – What Rose Forgot
Meg Cabot – No Judgments
Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread
Reed Farrel Coleman – Robert B Parker’s The Bitterest Pill
Lynn Cullen – The Sisters of Summit Avenue
Clive Cussler – The Titanic Secret
Jude Deveraux – Met Her Match
Emma Donog...

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Recognizing Banned Books Week

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. The Holy Bible. This seemingly different list of books have one thing in common – all were banned or challenged in the United States for a variety of reasons.

Each year, hundreds of books are challenged in schools and libraries, with concerns...

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Friends of the Library Not Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time due to the roof replacement project at the Gettysburg Library.  The library parking lot is closed due to this project.

Library Administration will review the progress of the roofing project in about two weeks.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please stay tuned.


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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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