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A Look Back With Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Friends of the Adams County Library System are taking stock for all we have to be thankful for in 2018.

From a fundraising standpoint, the Friends raised $60,000 for the Adams County Library System through various fundraising venues such as the Friends Book Store; Summer Book Sale; the Gettysburg Antique Shows and the April fundraiser on Women’s Suffrag...

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Cancelled Event

Due to the expected inclement weather, the environmental lecture on mosquitoes scheduled for Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm will be cancelled.  We will reschedule this lecture in 2019.


Don't miss the next lecture scheduled for Thursday, December 13th at 7:00pm - Animal Ambassadors & Improving Your Backyard for Wildlife.

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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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November Fiction Titles on Order

Jeffrey Archer – Heads You Win

David Baldacci – Long Road to Mercy

Elizabeth Berg – Night of Miracles

Barbara Taylor Bradford – Master of His Fate

Rita Mae Brown – Homeward Hound

Marc Cameron – Tom Clancy: Oath of Office

Lee Child – Past Tense

Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke – You Don’t Own Me

Clive Cussler – S...

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November DVDs on Order

Bel Canto
The Children Act
Crazy Rich Asians
Juliet, Naked
The Little Stranger
Longmire, Season 6
Marine 6
The Meg
Mile 22
Poldark, Season 4
Skate Kitchen
Star Trek Discovery, Season 1
We the Animals

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November Fundraisers for New Oxford

Friends of the New Oxford Area Library have coordinated three fundraisers to benefit Adams County Library System’s New Oxford branch during the month of November. Proceeds will be used for children’s library services in New Oxford.

November 11: Paint at Brookemere Winery in Abbottstown (Ticketed event. Limited quantity available.)

November 13: Shop at A.C. Moore in Hano...

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Reasons to Invest in Your Local Library

Help Us “Raise the Roof” for the Gettysburg Library
The Gettysburg Library is located in an iconic building built in 1914.  An average of 500 people pass through its doors each day to use computers, do genealogical research, attend programs, use the community meeting rooms, study, and explore the collection of books and other resources. Unfortunately, we have sprung not one, but fou...

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Kindness Rocks in New Oxford

The local Daisies were kind enough to install a stand for Kindness Rocks in the library courtyard earlier this month. As of this morning, all the rocks have been relocated and the stand is empty! If your family likes to paint/hide kindness rocks, I'd encourage you to drop some off to replenish this cute fixture!


- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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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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New Oxford welcomes Mr. George!

We are so excited to have Mr. George visiting us this Thursday at 6:30pm for a Super Special Storytime! More information is available here.


- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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eAudio Book Changes

     As you are aware, the Adams County Library currently uses two different platforms for our eBooks and eAudio Books – RBDigital and cloudLIbrary.  Currently, the majority of our e-Audio Book titles are found within RBDigital, but that is soon about to change.   We are now in the process of moving our e-Audio Collection into the cloudLibrary and discontinuin...

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Teach what you know!

Do you have a hobby, skill, or passion that you would be interested in sharing with the community? If so, please contact Emily at to discuss program opportunities through New Oxford Library. Thank you so much!


- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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