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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 in East Berlin Receives Large Keystone Grant Funds

     It’s been another exciting start to the year here in East Berlin for the Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library. When we completed the expansion and renovation of the original library back in 2016, we were asked all the time "Where does the elevator go?" Well we are about ready to tell you where it leads to, the library’s basement, I mean lower level. The lower level of th...

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Options Available At Your Local Library

Did you know that all six locations of Adams County Library System host book discussions? We encourage adults, teens, and children of all ages to explore our various offerings. Some of our book discussions are age/grade or genre specific. Other discussion groups read a variety of genres. This allows participants to explore books outside of their typical reading comfort zone. Gettysburg’s “Bring...

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Adams County Library System Hosts Award-Winning Children's Author/Illustrator

One of the great joys of youth services librarianship is the opportunity to connect young people with the individuals who write and illustrate the books they read.  Yes, they are real.  Yes, they do exist.  And yes, you can actually meet them.  So, it is with great excitement that we announce the upcoming visit of award-winning author/illustrator, Gene Barretta, to the Getty...

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Moving forward into 2019

The Adams County Library System has much to offer the community throughout the new year.  Here are some special programs to look forward to as well as a reminder of many recurring events.
     The year began with the kickoff of the Passport to History program.  The Seminary Ridge Museum is partnering with the ACLS to offer a 50% discount to Adams County resi...

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February Fiction Titles

Kelley Armstrong – Watcher in the Woods
Laura Benedict – The Stranger Inside
Alan Brennert – Daughter of Moloka’i
Tara Conklin – The Last Romantics
Bill Crider – That Old Scoundrel Death
Mary Daheim – A Case of Bier
Jasper Fforde – Early Riser
Charles Finch – The Vanishing Man
Joanne Fluke – Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
Lisa Gardner –...

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February DVDs on Order

At Eternity's Gate
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Front Runner
The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Happy Prince
Mary Queen of Scots
Nobody's Fool
A Private War
Robin Hood
The Sisters Brothers
A Star is Born

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Encouraging You to Encourage Others

My first job out of college was an English, Public Speaking and Drama high school teacher, so I am thrilled to share that the Adams County Library System is starting a new adventure to fulfill a growing need in our community: an afterschool program for middle and high school students!
Reaching Our Community (R.O.C.) After School will:

1. Expand the school day through tutoring a...

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New Oxford's February Activity Calendar

Interested in a downloadable PDF copy of the activity calendar for February 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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Colonial Reading Community Announcement

New Oxford Library is proud to be participating in this year's Colonial Reading Community alongside New Oxford Elementary School and Conewago Township Elementary School! On Monday and Thursday evenings at 6pm, we will be offering read-alongs of the day's selected chapter in the library beginning Monday, January 28. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's book selection. It will be announ...

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A New Chapter at the Littlestown Library

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ― C. JoyBell C.

     I am so excited to be on the first beautiful page of my new book as the Branch...

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Cookbook Club rescheduled

Due to the snow forecasted for Thursday evening, the Carroll Valley Cookbook Club meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

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cloudLibrary Update

     You’re aware that the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca is the Adams County Library System’s exclusive platform for eBooks and eAudiobooks, offering you one convenient place to search for eBooks and eAudiobooks.  The signup is super easy, the app is simple to use and you can personalize your reading experience.  All you need is a library card.

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January Fiction Titles on Order

Stephanie Barron – That Churchill Woman
Fiona Barton – The Suspect
Marie Benedict – The Only Woman in the Room
Alan Bradley – the Golden Tresses of the Dead
James Lee Burke – The New Iberia Blues
Robyn Carr – The Best of Us
S.A. Chakraborty – The Kingdom of Copper
Christina Dodd – What Doesn’t Kill Her
Lyndsay Faye – The Paragon Hotel
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