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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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Explore a Universe of Stories at Adams County Libraries

Activities, prizes, performers, STEM, movies, programs for all ages, GO Adams, and much more await you this summer at the six locations of the Adams County Library System!  Adams County libraries continue opening gateways to exploration this summer as we again present our Summer Quest program for all ages.  The program runs from June 1 to August 11 this year.

Online registra...

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Adult Summer Reading Program Announced

     Summer is fast approaching. At the Adams County Library System, we’re gearing up for our busiest time of year. Kids and teens across the county will participate in Summer Quest. But, did you know there is a Summer Reading Program for adults? This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” dedicated to space related activities and programs, as well as the power of reading....

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Welcome, Danielle!

New Oxford Library is thrilled to welcome Danielle, our new branch assistant. Danielle's focus is youth programming. Welcome!

Submitted by Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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A Message from the ACLS Board President

It is my privilege to serve as the current president of the Adams County Library System Board of Trustees. Like many residents of Adams County, I got my first library card as a small child and have enjoyed the library’s materials, programs, and services my whole life. Where else can you borrow the current best seller, read popular magazines, watch DVDs of first-run movies and current TV shows, ...

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Looking Ahead

     The library system is currently working on a few big projects, one of which is the migration from our current circulation system, TLC, to SPARK.  Things are progressing on schedule for the migration, with our “go live” date being May 23.  Of course, with this large change, there are some things that you will need to be aware of.  
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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.
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New Oxford's May Activity Calendar

Interested in a downloadable PDF copy of the activity calendar for May 2019? Click here. Please register for events by contacting the library directly or online through the ACLS event calendar.

- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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Cookbook Club at the Library

     Attention all amateur chefs and Guy Fieri/Rachael Ray wannabees!  The Carroll Valley and Harbaugh-Thomas Libraries have a great program you may be interested in.  It’s called the Cookbook Club.  This is a monthly program that celebrates your love of cookbooks and cooking.  Each meeting is centered around a different country or theme.  Similar to...

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World Book and Copyright Day

April 23 is a special date in the literary world as it marks the birth or death of many prominent literary figures. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates April 23 as “World Book and Copyright Day.” They are joined by libraries, booksellers, publishers, authors, illustrators, and book lovers in over 100 countries.

UNESCO’s Director-Genera...

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