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Explore Your Brain and More

The Harbaugh-Thomas Library strives to open gateways to exploration. We have three special programs that exemplify this in the next two months, two for young children and one for older adults. Please call to register for each of these programs.

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Events at your Library

Your library is working on a bunch of events, big and small, for all to enjoy.  From our storytimes, block parties, book discussions, and cookbook clubs to FunFest and the Signature Event, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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DVDs for March 2018


The Breadwinner

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist


The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1

I, Tonya

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Justice League

Lady Bird

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Pitch Perfect 3

Star Wars: the Last Jedi

The Shape of Water

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Welcome to the Littlestown Library!

Welcome to the Littlestown Library, serving communities, families and kids of all ages in southeastern Adams County.  As a branch of the Adams County Library System (ACLS), we provide friendly service, a convenient location and easy access  books, movies, music, audiobooks, programs, activities and more.  The collections from the other five branches located in Gettysburg, Biglerville, New Oxford, Carroll Valley and East Berlin are readily available as well. 

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Welcome to the Harbaugh~Thomas Library!

The Harbaugh-Thomas Library, a branch of the Adams County Library System (ACLS), opens gateways for exploration.  We do this by providing a welcoming environment containing library materials, programs, meeting rooms and more for all ages.  The children’s area includes a classroom-size set of blocks and a rotating group of building toys selected to encourage children’s development. Computers with internet access and wi-fi are available for use. 

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Welcome to the Carroll Valley Library!

We are a branch of the Adams County Library System serving southwestern Adams County.   Our library is located in the new Greater Carroll Valley Community and Education Complex building next to the beautiful Carroll Valley Park.  It is a nice bright space with lots of books, DVDs, music, and magazines to check out.  We also have a big set of wooden blocks and other fun building toys that were provided by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Welcome to the New Oxford Area Library

Today you will enter the library door to see new digital signage, tables and chairs for casual reading and computer use.  Public computers are available for use daily. People are always looking for a movie, audiobook and, of course, a new book by their favorite author.

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March 2018 Fiction Titles

  • The Bishop’s Pawn by Steven Berry
  • The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Disappeared by C.J. Box
  • Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
  • The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler
  • I’ll Be Your Sky by Maris De Los Santos
  • The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
  • As You Wish by Jude Deveraux
  • Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
  • His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray
  • The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard
  • Duel to the Death by J.A.
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Adams County Library System Offering Sensory Story Time

From 2005 to 2011, the number of Adams County residents receiving some type of autism support services increased by 236%.  More than half of those receiving services were under the age of 12.  Across the United States, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is rising, from 1 in 80 children in 2010 to 1 in 45 children in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Currently, ACLS offers no speci

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Emily Bronte at Booktalk February 26

On Monday, February 26 Booktalk presents a CD lecture from “The Classics of British Literature.”  Once again our guest lecturer is Dr. John Sutherland, Professor Emeritus of “Modern English Literature” at University College London.  He titles his discussion “Wuthering Heights—Emily’s Master Work.”

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Friends Sponsor Open House at New Oxford Library

The Friends of the Library want to take the opportunity to make the public aware of their organization and to let them know exactly what we do. This is not a fund raiser, but a “Friend raiser” with the officers and other members present.  “We hope to get people interested in joining us and will have membership brochures available,” says current Friends President Mary Lou Berg.  The Friends are eager to highlight what they have accomplished this past year and what they want to do in 2018.  Cookies and small bottles of water will be served.

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It's Love Your Library Month

Have you learned about your ancestors in the newly designed Local History & Genealogy Research Center in the Gettysburg Library? Has your non-profit or business used the state-of-the-art AV equipment in the Harbaugh~Thomas Library? No longer frustrated with your new technology device because one of our Library Team Experts helped you one-on-one? Has learning a foreign language through Mango helped you with school or travel? Are your grandchildren Leaping Into Science? Is your commute to and from work more enjoyable now that you listen to audio books?

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January and February Hot New Titles

Act of Revenge by Dale Brown

The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding

The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb

A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando

Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton

The Deceivers by Alex Berenson

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Fall from Grace by Danielle Steel

The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

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Celebrating 2018 Literary Anniversaries

I love classic literature. These stories have a certain resonation, a true testament to their relevancy in today’s hectic life, even if the story is over two hundred years old. Classic stories in any form touch thousands of people around the world, whether it’s reading an edition of a story published two hundred years ago, or watching Hollywood’s adaption or even PBS’ miniseries on Masterpiece Theater. There are elements to the story that still apply to twenty-first century living.

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DVDs on order for January 2018


Blade Runner 2049

Crooked House

The Foreigner

Friend Request


Goodbye Christopher Robin

Happy Death Day


Loving Vincent


My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

The Snowman

The Square

Thank You For Your Service

Tyler Perry's Boo 2: a Madea Halloween

Victoria, Season 2

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