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Gale Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”. These officially-approved, professionally-written documents are actually used in legal practices! These documents are very different from those found in “form books” — generic, do-it-yourself materials that may not have been drafted by an attorney.

Whether for business, personal or litigation purposes, each form is conveniently accessible and downloadable in either Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other formats. And because users can search from any location, at any time, via remote access, Gale LegalForms makes finding any legal form a snap.

Annual Meeting

All libraries, with the exception of the East Berlin Community Library, will be closing at 5:00 PM today, Thursday, April 24th for the Adam County Library System’s Annual Meeting.

What will you read next?

Books & Authors is an online resource designed to help you discover today’s popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday.

Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today’s Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow you to broaden and narrow your searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An “if you like” search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

At the same time, its meticulously edited database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information not found in the random and unverified results of the Web.

Easter Sunday

The Gettysburg Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

Edible Book Contest 2014

Thank you all for participating!

First Place & People’s Choice Winner:

Second Place:

Other Entries:

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and all who came in to vote!

Annual Meeting

Join us to celebrate another year of inspiration, innovation, and illumination with the Adams County Library System.  Our annual meeting kicks off with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.

The Board of Trustees will then hold a short business meeting, including special recognitions and trustee elections.

Please RSVP by calling the library  at 717-334-0163 or emailing

Thursday, April 24
5:30pm – 7:30pm
$20 per person
Sidney Willoughby Run
730 Chambersburg Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total, the collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2.3 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images of selected Veteran Administration records pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

Just a reminder that the Harbaugh~Thomas Library will be closed this Friday, April 4th due to building maintenance.

All other Adams County Libraries will be open regular hours.

Calling all Amateur Bakers!

Download the entry form and instructions here!

Don’t forget about eBooks!

eBooks are available from the Adams County Library System through the 3M Cloud Library.

Visit the Download Portal today to download the app to your device!  Apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Andriod, PC, Nook, Mac and Kindle Fire.

Users are able to check out 10 eBooks at a time and place 10 holds on eBooks.

Happy Reading!