FunFest Launches Summer Quest, A Universe of Stories!

For the fourth year, the Adams County Library System is hosting FunFest, with FREE activities for the entire family to launch Summer Quest, that fabulous season of exploration and learning. FunFest, which occurs on Friday, June 14th from 4p – 7p and takes place at the Gettysburg Rec Park, will feature face painting, balloon artists, hot dogs grilled by the Kiwanis Club Gettysburg Adams, ice cream by Gettysburg Creamery, treats from Mr. Y’s Shaved Ice, tunes from DJ John of Ziegler’s Mobile Entertainment, and booths of activities from 40 Adams County organizations. Children, teens and adults can register for Summer Quest at FunFest.
FunFest: Friday, June 14th from 4p – 7p
Gettysburg Rec Park (545 Long Lane)
Occurs Rain or Shine!
Want to be a FunFest volunteer?  Choose between greeting attendees, helping with kids’ activities, set up/clean up, signage crew, vendor helper, and more. If you are interested, please contact me. To show our appreciation, you’ll receive an official FunFest baseball cap and supper. It will be fun!

We are grateful for the sponsors who support the library and allow us to offer free programming throughout Summer Quest. Please visit these businesses and organizations! ACNB Bank, Adams County Nursery, Inc., Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc., AMVETS Post 172, Community Benefits Real Estate, Crouse Electric Co., LLC, Gettysburg Battlefield Tours, Inc., Gettysburg Eagles Aerie #1562, HABPI, McSherrystown Home Association, McSherrystown Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 720, Minuteman Press, Mr. G's Ice Cream, Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg, Raffensperger, Martin & Finkenbiner, LLC, Reynolds AV, LLC, Rice Fruit Co., Sheetz, Inc. and The Inn at Herr Ridge.
New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford is Coming to Gettysburg!
Although Summer Quest has just begun, we’re excited to share the new location of the Third Annual Signature Event: the Gettysburg Library! Join us for “An Evening with Jamie Ford,” on Friday, September 20th. We will transform the library for you to taste delicious delights from Biggerstaff Catering, begin your holiday shopping at our silent auction, enjoy a presentation by Mr. Ford, and talk with him during a book signing. Mr. Ford is the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Love and Other Consolation Prizes.  The VIP Experience also includes a private reception with Mr. Ford, and an autographed copy of his latest book. Advanced Tickets are required. A limited number of tickets are available for the VIP Experience. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 for the VIP Experience and can be purchased at each of our branches or at This is a fundraiser for the most urgent needs of the Adams County Library System. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate Dad with an Honor Book!
Looking for a way to show special appreciation for Dad or Gramps this Father’s Day? An Honor Book offers a lasting tribute to the man who taught you how to drive, cook and tell a joke. You can suggest the genre, and our staff will provide a “name plate.” Donations of $35 - $50 per book expand our collection and we’ll send a special acknowledgment to the person you are honoring this Father’s Day. It’s a great way to say, “I love you,” and contribute to the lifelong learning of residents throughout Adams County. Thank you!

Submitted by Dawn Smith, Development Officer.