The library is closed this evening due to the weather. Stay safe!
Do you listen to audio books? Have you tried downloading audio books from our online resource?
• OneClickdigital Media Manager available for both PC and Mac
• All titles are compatible with all popular listening devices, including the iPod
• Faster content transfers, even with our higher-quality files
• iPhone app available (Droid and Windows 7 apps coming soon!)
• Easy to view and browse content without an account or signing in
• Refined Search makes it easy to find titles by series, author, narrator, or publisher
All system libraries will be closed today due to the weather.
Stay safe, everyone!
Kids InfoBits is like having two databases in one to serve the diverse needs of two groups of young students — those in kindergarten through grade two and the more research-savvy students in grades three through five.
Younger students often can’t narrow their topic to a single word or phrase; or, if they can, may have trouble spelling it. Kids InfoBits addresses this from the first screen with a lively, icon-rich topic tree that enables children to click on it and drill down from a broad topic to a narrowly-focused one. Not only does this simplify research, it also helps students visualize the research process.
Upper elementary students may opt for the subject search functionality of Kids InfoBits. After they enter a keyword or phrase they access the results page that tabulates the information they need by source type from the following:
- Maps, Flags and Seals
- Charts and Graphs
Kids InfoBits meets the needs of young students with simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more.
Do stories of pirates on the high seas or devastating earthquakes in faraway lands ever send you reaching for an atlas? Have you ever dreamed of traveling cross-country or heading abroad? Do you dabble in genealogical research? Or desperately need a way to engage your middle-schooler in his or her homework?
Then check out:
AtoZ Maps Online consists of more than 145,000 maps—static maps, animated maps, real-time maps, scientific maps, and historic maps—all in one place. Royalty-free. Students, teachers, library patrons, and administrators may use images freely in non-commercial applications, with most of the maps available for download in jpg, tiff, and PDF formats.
The library system is working on a 2-hour delay today. That means the Gettysburg Library will open at 11:00. Stay safe out there!
Booktalk has been postponed. We will let you know when it’s rescheduled.
The Testing and Education Reference Center will be performing maintenance updates on January 18th, between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST and on Saturday, January 19th, between 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. EST. During this time, there is a chance you may experience a brief outage.
Powered by Peterson’s, the Testing & Education Reference Center is a resource of unprecedented value. Testing & Education Reference Center helps you prepare for the future in ways never before possible. From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, the Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests.
Ever been part of a meeting that collapsed in confusion? Or one that seemed like you were slogging through molasses? Or one where you finally ended, but were not sure what was accomplished? Chances are participants had little comprehension of parliamentary procedure. Especially if you are asked to chair a meeting, it is good to understand what’s available in the tool kit called Robert’s Rules of Order.
Whether you are on a municipal council, a church committee, a non-profit board, a public commission, or involved in some other agency, you will benefit from an hour spent clarifying how best to make decisions, and what blunders to avoid.
Saturday, January 26th
USS Eisenhower Room
Adams County Library System
Toss Your Hat in The Ring: How to Get Involved in Local Government
For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board – here’s your chance to learn how to do it. Penn State Extension is offering a workshop ‘Toss Your Hat in the Ring’ at the Adams County Ag Center in Gettysburg on Wednesday, February 6 from 7-9 pm. The workshop includes
- an overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member, or a school board director – presented by Penn State Extension
- instructions on how to run: filing a petition, reporting campaign expenses and other important information – presented by Adams County Director of Elections Monica Dutko
- a panel of local officials from Adams County who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected
The workshop won’t offer campaign tips or strategies; rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities and personal rewards that come with public service. “The people who run our local governments are our friends and neighbors – people just like us,” explained Penn State Extension Educator Judy Chambers. “You don’t need special training or experience to serve your township, borough or school district. If you’re interested in serving, care about your community, and are willing to learn on the job, we’d like to encourage you to toss your hat in the ring.” The workshop fee is $25 per person. Register on-line at http://agsci.psu.edu/local-government/gettysburg or contact Penn State Extension Adams County (717) 334-6271.