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Seeking Summer Quest Adventure? Beachy Reads? Peachy Prizes?

     Let the Littlestown Library delight you with Summer Quest, beachy reads, treasure hunt and peachy prize adventures!
What’s the story of Summer Quest? Drop in, learn more with the unique Summer Quest musical video led by Mr. George.  Think you are king of the ‘air guitar’?   You haven’t seen anything yet!  Be ready to rock with laughter, roll with music,...

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SUMMER QUEST: LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

     Summer is almost here and parents all across Adams County will soon be hearing “I’m Bored!!!”  Never fear the Adams County Library System is here!  Beginning June 1 and running through August 12 there will be activities for children of all ages happening at a library near you.  
    Our theme this year is Libraries Rock and each library w...

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FunFest Launches Summer Quest!

     For the third year, the Adams County Library System is hosting FunFest, a FREE event for the entire family to launch Summer Quest, that fabulous season of exploration and learning. FunFest occurs on Friday, June 8th from 4p – 7p at the Gettysburg Rec Park. It will feature face painting, balloon artists, the Super Sensational Storytime Show with Mr. George, hot dogs grilled b...

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June Fiction Titles on Order

Fredrik Backman – Us Against You
Dale Brown – The Moscow Offensive
Jim Butcher – Brief Cases
Bill Clinton and James Patterson – The President Is Missing
John Connolly – The Woman in the Woods
Sandra Dallas – The Patchwork Bride
Barbara Delinsky – Before and Again
Kathleen Fuller – An Amish Family: Four Stories
Roxane Gay – Ayiti 
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June DVDs on Order

Death Wish
Every Day
The Hurricane Heist
I Can Only Imagine
Love, Simon
Midnight Sun
Pacific Rim Uprising
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Thoroughbreds
Tomb Raider
Unsane

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Summer Quest Kicks Off at Adams County Libraries

A Quest and a Fest highlight library activities for all ages this summer in Adams County.  First up, beginning May 21, children and youth, ages birth to 18, can begin online pre-registration for the annual summer program.  Previously referred to as Summer Reading, this year’s offering is now called Summer Quest in order to highlight an increased emphasis on activities that, in additio...

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Booktalk: The Voice of David McCullough Pt II: Monday May 21

     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 May 21 Mr.  David McCullou...

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Sterner Family Endowment Springs Eternal

Thanks to the Gary & Susan Sterner Building Endowment at the library, our storytime friends were able to help plant our learning gardens this week. Funds earned from the endowment in 2017 were used to purchase tools and flowers needed to have our learning garden grow. Our littlest library users are encouraged to water their flowers whenever they are in the library this summer! Read More

Changes Have Arrived to New Oxford Area Library

     On behalf of New Oxford Area Library, I am excited to welcome the month of May! This spring has brought a number of changes to our lovely library. This March, we welcomed Lauren Miller, with her passion for story time and children’s activities, to Adams County Library System. After a wild and absolutely wonderful ride with Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin, ...

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May DVDs On Order

Annihilation
Black Panther
15:17 to Paris
Game Night
Great Escape at Dunkirk
Nostalgia
Shannara Chronicles, Season 2
12 Strong
Winchester

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May Fiction Titles

Ace Atkins – Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic
Ted Bell – Overkill
Rita Mae Brown – Probable Claws
John Connolly – He 
Clive Cussler – The Gray Ghost
Richard Paul Evans – The Forgotten Road
Dorothea Benton Frank – By Invitation Only
Elly Griffiths – The Dark Angel
Alex Kava – Lost Creed
Stephen King – The Outsider
Karen...

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New Gardening Books at Your Library

     After this winter of wacky weather, most people of Adams County are especially grateful for the warm days of spring this year.  If you’re one of the grateful gardening people, I’m sure you are busy planning your vegetable and flower gardens and your trips to the nursery!
     The Adams County Library System has acquired several new gardening books ...

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Booktalk: The Voice of David McCullough Monday April 30

     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.
    On April 30 David McCullough, renowned historian o...

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One Card, Many Uses

You know that with your card from the Adams County Library System, you have the ability to check out books, dvds and more at any of the six branches throughout the county.  But, did you know that you have access to a variety of other resources that are available on our website under ELibrary?

Research
The library system subscribes to a number of databases that you can use ...

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