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The Library in Your Community

Happy National Library Card Sign-Up Month!  The Adams County Library is spending the month celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month by holding coloring parties at some locations, bringing a New York Times Bestselling author to town, and spending time at other community events in the county.

On Saturday, September 22nd, please join us at Ready, Set, Read! – ...

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Save The Date - Adams County Community Foundation's Giving Spree 2018

Support the Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library's special programs by donating through the Adams County Community Foundation's Giving Spree 2018.

Special this year: Online donations through the Community Foundation's website: begin on Thursday, October 18th and count for the spree.

Checks can also be donated at that time, but must be dated with the date...

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We're Your Gateway to Exploration!

New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline is Coming to Gettysburg!
The purpose of the ACLS is to connect people to opportunities that enrich their lives. One unique way we are accomplishing this is by bringing a New York Times bestselling author to Adams County each year. I am thrilled to invite you to attend our Second Annual Signature Event. “An Evening with Christina Bak...

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No Booktalk in September

Booktalk will no longer be a monthly program.  The plan is to have periodic programs throughout the year. 

Please stay tuned for more information.


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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

The mightiest card in your wallet is your free Adams County Library System (ACLS) card.  As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.  And library cards aren’t just for students, a library card provides endless opportunities for all.  Many valuable resources are available...

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September Fiction Titles

Kate Atkinson – Transcription
Pat Barker – The Silence of the Girls
Ann Cleeves – Wild Fire
Reed Farrel Coleman – Robert B Parker’s Colorblind
Clive Cussler – Shadow Tyrants
Jude Deveraux – A Willing Murder
Joanne Fluke – Christmas Cake Murder
Vince Flynn – Red War
Heather Graham – Echoes of Evil
Hank Green – An Absolutely Remarkabl...

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September DVDs On Order

At Home in Mitford
Big Bang Theory, Season 11
Billions, Season 3
Chicago P.D., Season 5
DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Season 3
Ghost Stories
Great British Baking Show, Season 5
Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom
The Looming Tower
The Miniaturist
Ocean's 8
Solo: a Star ...

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Two Years Old & Growing Strong at Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin

   Two years ago in this very column, we announced how successfully our grand reopening went of the newly expanded and renovated East Berlin Community Library, now doing business as the Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin. Just like every summer, the Trone Memorial Library children’s and adult staff planned wonderful programs for all ages. Our Summer Quest program calle...

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Summer Quest Success!

     Summer Quest, the program title for library activities for all ages this summer in Adams County is wrapping up.  We are excited to have been able to provide this gateway to exploration for the Adams County community.  Previously called Summer Reading, the program is now referred to as Summer Quest, in order to highlight an increased emphasis on activities that, in ...

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So Long, Summer!

It has been a wild summer at our little library. Staff at New Oxford Area Library were thrilled by the turnout for Summer Quest! This year’s summer learning program ends August 12. The school-year is now upon us, and I want to assure the community that our program offerings are not ending. We host four weekly storytimes - Babies & Books, Toddler Time, Preschool Party, and Family Fun. We wil...

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Summer Quest, Summer Book Sale, One Book, Author Visit, and More!

     It’s not too late to visit the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale.  Stop by and peruse the vast inventory!  Over the past year, volunteers sorted over 25,000 books which are now arranged on tables for your browsing convenience.  The Friends accept cash, checks and credit cards.  Proceeds from the Summer Book Sale support the Adams County Library Syst...

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August DVDs on order

American Animals
Bad Samaritan
Book Club
Breaking In
Deadpool 2
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
A Kid Like Jake
Life of the Party
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War
On Chesil Beach
The Rider

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August Fiction Titles

Jussi Adler-Olsen – The Washington Decree
Donna Andrews – Toucan Keep a Secret
Rhys Bowen – Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
Allison Brennan – Abandoned 
Sandra Brown – Tailspin 
Janet Dailey – Texas Free
Fiona Davis – The Masterpiece
J.T. Ellison – Tear Me Apart
Sophie Hannah – The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poi...

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New Noteworthy Nonfiction Titles

It’s a little over halfway through the year, making it a good time to reflect on books read this year.  I’m an eclectic reader, with a desire to expand my horizons with new authors and new ideas. While I read a lot of fiction titles, there are times I enjoy reading a good, solid nonfiction title. When thinking about the books to note in this article, the following three nonfiction titles s...

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