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We love our volunteers

     John F. Kennedy stated that “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.”  The volunteers of the Adams County Library System, and the three Friends of the Library groups, truly do make a difference, and without them, we would not be able to continue to connect people to opportunities that enrich their lives.  

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Looking Back

     In 2018, the Adams County Library System saw another year of continued change and progress.  We remain dedicated to the review, improvement and addition of library services, resources and programs.  Every Life Fulfilled is our vision and this gives everyone associated with the Library System something to strive for.
     The digital ...

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April Fiction Titles

Cecelia Ahern – Roar
David Baldacci – Redemption
Sarah Blake – Naamah
T.C. Boyle – Outside Looking In
Alafair Burke – The Better Sister
Robyn Carr – The View from Alameda Island
Chanel Cleeton – When We Left Cuba
Eric Jerome Dickey – Before We Were Wicked
Stephanie Evanovich – Under the Table
Alice Feeney – I Know Who You Are

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DVDs on Order for April

Los Adioses
A Dog's Way Home
Love in Design
Mrs. Wilson
The Mule
On the Basis of Sex
Wedding of Dreams
Welcome to Marwen

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New Library Software Coming Soon

     In his book “Crime and Punishment,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky writes, “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” When we think about change, it can cause concern and fear. But, change isn’t necessarily bad. In May, the Adams County Library System will transition to a new circulation system. This new system, called SPARK in Pennsylvania, is a component ...

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New Oxford's April Activity Calendar

Interested in a downloadable PDF copy of the activity calendar for April 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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Play Your Way to K

Cruise Into Kindergarten with one of our Play K programs!

Beginning on Thursday, March 14, 2018, the Gettysburg branch of the Adams County Library System started offering students who will begin Kindergarten this fall the opportunity to Play K.

With these programs developed by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we provide families and young children the chance to play and...

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Three Databases

     Three of the resources that the library system is very happy to provide to the residents of Adams County are Brainfuse JobNow™, Mango Languages, and Heritage Quest.  These three programs are available 24/7 on the Databases page of the Library System’s website.
     Brainfuse JobNow™ provides library patrons with a host of services to help...

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Friends Provide Opportunity for Local Giving

Why not give locally to the Adams County Friends of the Library so that your giving helps sustain what your local libraries can offer you?

The Adams County Library System currently provides programs to engage children, teens, families and adults. Check out the library website, under events, and view the events calendar and see the variety and amount of programing offered. The library ...

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March 2019 DVDs on Order

Ben is Back
Creed II
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Instant Family
Mortal Engines
Second Act
Stan & Ollie

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March 2019 Fiction Titles

Steve Berry – The Malta Exchange
C.J. Box – Wolf Pack
Laura Childs – Broken Bone China
Harlan Coben – Run Away
Clive Cussler – Celtic Empire
Dave Eggers – The Parade
Linda Fairstein – Blood Oath
Elly Griffiths – The Stranger Diaries
Greg Iles – Cemetery Road
Iris Johansen – Dark Tribute
Donna Leon – Unto Us a Son Is Given
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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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