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5 Best Kept Secrets of the Adams County Library System

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions as I always fail on them anyway. I am however a lover of “best of” or “best kept” secrets list, so I wanted to share with you the top 5 Best Kept Secrets of the Adams County Library System as you try to abide by your New Year’s Resolution. The mission of the Adams County Library System is to “Open Gateways for Exploration.” The library does this by connect...

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January 2020 Fiction Titles

Isabel Allende – A Long Petal of the Sea
Marie Benedict – Lady Clementine
Benjamin Black – The Secret Guests
Robyn Carr – The Country Guesthouse
Diane Chamberlain – Big Lies in a Small Town
Eoin Colfer - Highfire
Jeanine Cummins – American Dirt
Sandra Dallas – Westering Women
Joseph Finder – House on Fire
Lisa Gardner – When You See...

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Teach a Girl To Code and She'll Change the World

New Oxford Library and Conewago Valley Intermediate School math and science teacher Erinne Lynch are partnering to offer a Girls Who Code Club to local students in grades 3-6. This weekly club will meet on Tuesdays beginning January 14th, 2020 at 4:30pm.

Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read and explore together. Featuring activities, characters...

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One on One Technology Help at the Library

Over the last few months, retailers such as Walmart and Amazon have advertised the latest gadgets and gizmos to entice consumers to purchase for Christmas. Oftentimes, this is also a perfect opportunity to obtain a slightly older version of a device. It is very exciting to receive a new device, or a new-to-you device. But, it is also very natural to have questions about the device. How can I ac...

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A Reflection on 2019 at the Library

Thank you, thank you!  I was thrilled beyond belief to receive the 2019 Giving Spree donation check of $51,882.54 for the Adams County Library System!  I am overwhelmed at the generosity of so many Adams County residents.  I still haven’t wiped that silly grin off my face!  Thanks to you, the Library will continue to provide our county with excellent library services.  ...

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"Local History and Genealogy Research at Gettysburg Library: A Gateway for Exploration"

     Author Alex Haley (Roots, 1976), once stated that, “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from.  Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning.  No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.” It is all too fitt...

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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.
     There are sev...

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What's New in East Berlin?

The Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin is cracking open its doors! Patrons can make appointments for computer use as well as for copying and faxing services by calling the library. Our “Library to GO” service has provided curbside pick-up for patrons to have access to library materials by placing materials on hold either through our website at www.eastberlinlibrary.or...

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New York Best Sellers List (July 26, 2020)


1. Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

2. The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

3. 28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand

4. A Beatuifully Foolish Endeavor - Hank Green

5. Camino Winds - John Grisham



1. The Room Where It Happened - John Bolton

2. How To Be An Antiracist - Ibr...

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New DVDs


The Assistant
Bad Boys for Life
Baptiste, Season 1
Birds of Prey
The Call of the Wild
Doctor Who, Season 12
The Great Alaskan Race
I Still Believe
The Invisible Man
Just Mercy
Like a Boss
The Photograph
Ruth, the Musical
The Way Back


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Help Us to Help Others Power Up on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday (today!) and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 3rd and continue the giving season by inspiring p...

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ACLS Services Outside the Library

At Adams County Library System, our organization’s mission is to open gateways for exploration. We are able to do this by connecting people to opportunities which enrich their lives. At times, this requires taking library services and programs to locations beyond the walls of our six locations.

As a service to the Cross Keys Village community, I regularly perform Library Help Sessions...

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Happy 75th Anniversary, Adams County Library System

     The year 2020 marks several anniversaries of note. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise arguably brought the United States one step closer to civil war, with the demarcation of slave states versus free states. In 1870, postcards made their debut in the US mail. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. 1945 saw the end of World War II. Fifty years ago...

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60 Years and Counting

2019 is a special year as it marks the 60th anniversary of the Adams County Friends of the Library. Started in 1959, a group of concerned citizens wanted to make a library in Gettysburg an important community resource. That spirit continues today as we make our yearly fundraising donation, allowing the library system to continuously improve the library user’s experience.

This year’s F...

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