“Tails & Tales” is this year’s SummerQuest theme, and it isn’t just for kids.  This year, the library system has a variety of virtual summer events for Adults to enjoy.
First is our summer challenge for adults – to read five books between June 1 and August 7, and logging the information in our online program, Beanstack (the link is found on the library’s website, www.adamslibrary.org).  Reading and logging those five books will automatically enter your name into a drawing to win a bag of bookish goodies.  Don’t want to stop at five books?  By reading up to twenty books and collecting all of the badges, you will get a second entry in the drawing to win the grand prize. More information can be found at www.adamslibrary.org/adult-summerquest.
All summer programming, for adults and kids, remains virtual this year, but that’s not stopping us from offering a variety of programs on many different educational and fun topics – and those virtual book clubs you’ve been enjoying throughout the year will still be meeting throughout the summer.  More information on all of our upcoming programs can be found in the Events calendar on our website, www.adamslibrary.org.
Shelly Hart will discuss why gardening and buying locally grown produce is important on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30pm - focusing on Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. She will share her enthusiasm and recommendations via Zoom.
On Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30pm, we invite you to join us as Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc (HABPI) shares information on its work to improve biking and walking in Adams County and why it’s so important to the well-being of the community.  There will also be plenty of tips on how you can “get back in the saddle” and begin enjoying the experience of biking the roads and nearby trails.  This program is being held via Zoom, and the link will be emailed to all participants on the afternoon of the event.
On Tuesday, July 6, learn about small-scale and backyard agriculture with Penn State Extension and 4-H Livestock Educator Carolyn McGraw. Our focus will be on livestock and best management practices.  Again, this program is being held via Zoom.
How about learning a little bit more about East Berlin?  On Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30pm, you will be able to join architect Walt Geiger who will host a “walk” around the National Historic District of East Berlin. He’ll share images of the borough’s many historic buildings and describe interesting architectural details and historic context.
And don’t forget about our new Grow with Google Workshop series that is taking place on the 4th Saturday of each month at 2pm.  The second workshop will take place on June 26th and will be all about Google Docs, Google’s free word processor.  At the end of this workshop you’ll be ready to write essays, notes, reports resumes, and more.  
Have you been enjoying our evening Read Alouds that premiere on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page?  We have more coming your way!  You will be able to enjoy selections from “Aesop’s Fables” on weekdays at 8pm from June 14 through July 12.  On Saturday evenings, beginning June 19 at 8pm, through July 31, we will be reading selections from Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm.
 
We hope you will enjoy all the library has to offer this summer!

Submitted by Sara Edmiston, Public Services Librarian