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Fall 2020 Photography Contest

Adams County Library System’s New Oxford Library welcomes you to participate in a Fall Photography Contest.

A picture is worth a thousand words. With your photo, tell a silly story!

From November 1st to November 15th, we will be accepting entries in our Fall Photography Contest in the following categories:

Kids (Ages 5-12) Teens (Ages 13-17) Adult (Ages 18+) ...
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Libraries are "Virtually" Amazing

Before becoming the Branch Manager at Littlestown Library, I previously worked in a children’s library for nearly a decade, and I still enjoy working with our littlest patrons: presenting story times and creating children’s programming. This year has completely changed how we do programming, as we’re unable to gather as we have previously. Nevertheless, the libraries of Adams County are still o...

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Fall Happenings At Your Library

     As the seasons start to change and the cool temperatures are upon us, we will be thinking more and more about activities that can be done safely in the warmth of inside. Luckily, the six branches of the Adams County Library System provide a wonderful place to get out of the cold and warm up with comforting books, DVDs and magazines.  All libraries in the library sy...

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New at the Library!

New in the display case is a charming display of collectibles from around the world.


The Between Friends Gift Shop is now open at the Trone Memorial Library.  Let us help you get a head start on your holiday shopping!

A Raffle for All Ages: The Library has 5 amazing gift baskets for you to choose from.  Winning tickets will be...

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Tinkering Kits at New Oxford Library

New Oxford Library has been awarded an "After School Fun in a Box" Kit through a statewide initiative that focuses on engaging children’s natural curiosity about the world.

The kit was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Comm...

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Virtual Offerings at the Library

     It’s no secret that programming from the Adams County Library System has gone virtual.  With book discussions being held over Zoom and story times being filmed and shown on Facebook and YouTube, the library system has been engaging virtually for the past few months.
     Our offerings via Zoom are many and varied.  All programs for t...

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Welcoming Back Volunteers

Helen Keller once said that, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  
     As the Adams County Library System moves through the various stages of reopening, we’re excited to welcome back our many volunteers into our buildings.  From assisting with programming, processing books and materials before they reach the shelves, helping with general off...

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New DVDs on order for October

Eli Roth's History of Horror, Season 1
Fleabag, Season 2
Flesh and Blood
Islands of Wonder
The Last Kingdom, Season 4
Quiz, Season 1
Star Trek: Picard, Season 1
Van der Valk
Vikings, Season 6, part 1

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Find your freedom to read!

Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of t...

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Adams County Reads One Book October Programs

Have you had an opportunity to read this year’s Adams County Reads One Book, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone? If you have not, there is still time. Stop by, call, or visit the Adams County Library System website to place a hold on a copy.
I am delighted to announce the programming set to take place this October. Due to COVID-19, programs will take place virtua...

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Job Search Help

     Looking for a new job or career? Maybe the economic shortfalls caused by the pandemic have resulted in an unexpected job loss. Or perhaps there has been an internal reprioritizing of what is important in life, and thoughts of a more fulfilling career have crossed your mind. Let the Adams County Library System (ACLS) follow its mission to connect you to opportunities to enric...

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Happy National Library Card Sign-Up Month

    September is that time of year when so many things are “new”. Even in the weird and wild year of 2020, so many new things are happening in September. First, school has started, which this year brings new family routines and needs. Then in the library world, September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. We celebrate the many new families each year in September that come in to s...

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Big Impact, Big Change: You Did It!

$5,000 Match Incentive a Success
You may know how expensive it is for a library to purchase eBooks and eAudiobooks: on average, eAudiobooks are $65 each and eBooks range from $10 - $65. Since COVID-19 surfaced, demand for eMaterials has skyrocketed. Our Digital Library is open 24/7 and people have been able to access resources even during the pandemic. The tricky part is that we didn’t h...

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DVDs on Order for September 2020

Bad Education
DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Season 5
Frankie Drake Mysteries, Season 3
The Good Fight, Season 4
Killing Eve, Season 3
Outlander, Season 5
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Season 1
Supergirl, Season 5
Waiting for the Barbarians
Weathering with You

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Ebook Drive, Browsing and Computers

     Over the past five months, the Adams County Library System (ACLS) has seen a huge increase in the use of cloudLibrary, our ebook and eaudiobook collection.  What you may not know is that these items are three to four times more expensive than their physical counterparts.  To put this in perspective, the ACLS received a $6300 grant from the Adams County Community Fo...

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