New Oxford Area Library

122 North Peter Street
New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182
fax: (717) 624-1358

Mon/Thurs: 2 pm to 8 pm
Tues/Wed/Fri: 11 am to 5 pm
Sat: 10 am to 4 pm

Coloring, a colorful mascot and conversations about books


          A few months ago we decided to begin a Creative Coloring for Adultsprogram. I loved to color pages and pages of coloring books as a kid. We have had a few people sit and color pages as well as bookmarks to give to friends.  Join us on Wednesdays at 12:30PM- supplies are provided or you can bring your own pages and colored pencils and markers.  

Each year the Adams County Library System provides a summer reading program for children.  This summer’s theme is “Build a Better World”.  The theme focuses on building both structures and community helpers as it encourages children to continue reading through the summer months. This summer many activities are scheduled to bring families into the libraries, all are free of charge.  Many local donations help sponsor this very important program.

One activity the New Oxford Area Library is planning to do is Where has Page Turner been?”    Page Turner, the library mascot, will visit many of the local businesses in the New Oxford area for a photo op.  Each week, a photo would be posted on the library Facebook page. Families will then enter their guess into a prize drawing to be held at the end of the Summer Reading Program. 

This activity will begin just as the school year ends.  The photo of Page in front of a local business or organization will be posted online each week beginning on Monday, May 15th.

This special project is intended for families in the New Oxford area.   Where has Page Turner been?” is a way for our library mascot to go out into the community as well as to showcase some of our local businesses.  We hope families will walk around our town, find the businesses and then come to the library to make their entries. On Saturday, Sept 2, 10:00am we will notify the winner of our grand prize.

There will be a small change to The Book Shelf- an Adult book discussion reading Mysteries, meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00AM. We began this book discussion with a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in 2004. A very interesting group of readers have read over 144 different mystery books by 120 different authors. This year we will open up the list of titles to all fiction genres. We will be reading and discussing the following titles:  June 1 “Round House” by Louise Erdrich - July 6 “The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers” by Lilian Jackson Braun – August 3 “Revenge of the Innocents” by Nancy Rosenberg - September 7 “Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown.

Books and audiobooks are provided by the library. Please join us for an interesting discussion about the author and the characters in the books we read.


Adams County Library System-New Oxford Area Library

122 N. Peter St. New Oxford, PA 17350. PH (717) 624-2182

Library hours:     Mon &Thur 2PM-8PM  

Tues, Wed, Fri 11AM-5PM       Sat 10AM - 4PM.