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-A-Book” and New Oxford’s “Not a Book Club” are book discussions which do not have a selection. Instead, participants discuss books they have loved (or hated). Book discussion groups for children include activities that dovetail with the selected title. To shake things up a bit, we have kicked off a book discussion group that meets monthly at Deja Brew Coffee & Bakery. This upcoming discussion meets March 27 at 6pm. We will discuss “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal.

Interested in trying a book discussion group?  ACLS provides copies of the upcoming selection for our discussion group participants.  Let the hosting library know, and we will be sure to reserve a copy for you. The hosting library can send the book to your home library if the locations differ. The event calendar on our website has a "book club" filter. This will allow you to browse our options county-wide. We hope you find a group that works with your schedule.

Teen GT readers, hello! Many of our libraries host programming specifically for ages 12-18, and you’re invited! You are able to limit the event search on our website to “teens” to scope out what we offer. Harbaugh-Thomas Library has a Young Adult book discussion group that meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 3pm. Carroll Valley and Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin each have a monthly Young Adult book discussion group. Trone Memorial Library also does an activity night for teens at 6:30pm on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. New Oxford Library hosts Teen Takeover every other Friday at 3pm, and our Young Adult book club is about to launch (stay tuned, and let me know if you have any titles you are eager to discuss!). Also, I am thrilled to report that many of the library teen programs include snacks.

For more information, please visit adamslibrary.org or speak with library staff.

Submitted by Emily Holland, Branch Manager, New Oxford Library