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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 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
The Current War
Escape from Pretoria
The Gentlemen
The Last Full Measure
Little Women
Looking for Alaska
Madam Secretary, Season 6
The Turning
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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Winter Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Did you have an opportunity to participate in this year’s Winter Reading Challenge at the Adams County Library System? In its second year, the Winter Reading Challenge encourages adult readers to read at least five books during the first six weeks of the year. With an opportunity to win a grand prize full of bookish goodies and a special pass for a Cupola Tour at the Seminary Ridge Museum, not ...

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March Fiction Titles

Chris Bohjalian – The Red Lotus
C.J. Box – Long Range
Wanda Brunstetter – The Crow’s Call
Harlan Coben – The Boy from the Woods
Clive Cussler – Journey of the Pharaohs
Jude Deveraux – A Forgotten Murder
Louise Erdrich – The Night Watchman
Therese Anne Fowler – A Good Neighborhood
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanan – You Are Not Alone

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March DVDs on Order

Charlie's AngelsDark Waters
A Hidden Life
Jumanji: the Next Level
Queen & Slim
Richard Jewell
Seven Worlds, One Planet
The Song of Names
Uncut Gems

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The Census and the Library

Census Day is right around the corner and the Adams County Library System is here to help.  We all know that the Census is important, but did you know that it is also a constitutionally-required count of every person living in the United States?  And, did you know that the 2020 Census will be the first that will urge most households to respond online?

Beginning March 12...

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Libraries are for everyone!

     Libraries are truly for everyone! No longer simply a repository for books (though don’t worry, we still have LOTS of books), libraries are places of community, where people come together to learn, socialize, and have fun. And yes, to find books. Whether you’re interested in history, gardening, crafting, trivia, or technology, the libraries of Adams County have something...

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American Library Association Announces Youth Media Awards

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. This yea...

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Teen Programs at the Library

The Teen Space at the Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville has officially been open for a little over three months. It is a spacious room beautifully renovated by the Harbaugh~Thomas Foundation from a once gray unfinished storage area to a now brightly lit space for teens in grades seven through twelve. Recent additions to the space since my last article have been an impressive surround sound...

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February 2020 Fiction Titles

Cecelia Ahern - PostScript
Steve Berry – The Warsaw Protocol
Rhys Bowen – Above the Bay of Angels
Suzanne Woods Fisher – Two Steps Forward
Joanne Fluke – Coconut Layer Cake Murder
Mark Greaney – One Minute Out
James Grippando – The Big Lie
Sophie Hannah – Perfect Little Children
Jonathan Kellerman – The Museum of Desire
Kathleen Ken...

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DVDs On Order for February

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Doctor Sleep
Fleabag, Season 1
Ford v. Ferrari
Good Karma Hospital, Series 3
The Good Liar
Howard's End
Jojo Rabbit
Keeping Faith, Series 2
Knives Out
21 Bridges
Twilight Zone, Season 1

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