School is back in session... It soon will be getting cooler... and the library is the place to be for free entertainment for all ages.
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Summer Quest, the program title for library activities for all ages this summer in Adams County is wrapping up. We are excited to have been able to provide this gateway to exploration for the Adams County community. Previously called Summer Reading, the program is now referred to as Summer Quest, in order to highlight an increased emphasis on activities that, in ...
It has been a wild summer at our little library. Staff at New Oxford Area Library were thrilled by the turnout for Summer Quest! This year’s summer learning program ends August 12. The school-year is now upon us, and I want to assure the community that our program offerings are not ending. We host four weekly storytimes - Babies & Books, Toddler Time, Preschool Party, and Family Fun. We wil...
It’s not too late to visit the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale. Stop by and peruse the vast inventory! Over the past year, volunteers sorted over 25,000 books which are now arranged on tables for your browsing convenience. The Friends accept cash, checks and credit cards. Proceeds from the Summer Book Sale support the Adams County Library Syst...
Jussi Adler-Olsen – The Washington Decree
Donna Andrews – Toucan Keep a Secret
Rhys Bowen – Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
Allison Brennan – Abandoned
Sandra Brown – Tailspin
Janet Dailey – Texas Free
Fiona Davis – The Masterpiece
J.T. Ellison – Tear Me Apart
Sophie Hannah – The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poi...
It’s a little over halfway through the year, making it a good time to reflect on books read this year. I’m an eclectic reader, with a desire to expand my horizons with new authors and new ideas. While I read a lot of fiction titles, there are times I enjoy reading a good, solid nonfiction title. When thinking about the books to note in this article, the following three nonfiction titles s...
The Adams County Friends of the Library will be holding their 18th annual Summer Book Sale from Wednesday August 1st through Saturday August 4th at Redding Auction House, 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA. This is a new, and somewhat smaller venue for us, but will be air-conditioned and has ample and uncontested free parking.
The hours of the sale have changed. Please note our late...
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 programs about science and nature include “Death D...
Megan Abbott – Give Me Your Hand
Nancy Atherton – Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom
Ace Atkins – The Sinners
Lincoln Barclay – A Noise Downstairs
Lorna Barrett – Poisoned Pages
Linda Castillo – A Gathering of Secrets
Katherine J Chen – Mary B
Catherine Coulter – Paradox
JP Delaney – Believe Me
Nicci French – D...
Kristin Hannah declares this book, “Exquisite. A must-read.” People Magazine recognized this book as a “book of the week.” An instant New York Times bestseller, it is my honor to announce this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection…”A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline.
Based on true events, Kline writes a beautifully touching and evocative story that shows an in...
Booktalk is a monthly discussion group for those interested in current and cultural topics in general and literary subjects in particular. Booktalk usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 12 pm on the third floor of the Gettysburg Library. All programs are free and open to the public.
Once again on June 25, Mr. David McCullough, renowned historian o...
We're Hiring a new part-time circulation person to join our staff at our ever busy library! A great way to get your foot in the door or start a career path.
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE – CIRCULATION
For more information, a complete job description and how to apply, visit: http://www.adamslibrary.org/about/employment
Applications can be emailed to eblib...