Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale total for Day One was $17,000.85!  This is up from the 2013 Day One total of $14,100.60.  Thank you to all who have supported the Friends so far!

Remember!  The Book Sale continues through Saturday and there are plenty of books for you to choose from, so don’t forget to check it out!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Women of the Civil War

All are welcome to this fantastic program!

Gettysburg Parking Lot Open

The Library parking lot in Gettysburg is open again to car traffic.  I thank everyone for their patience while the project was being worked on.  The company continues work on the sidewalks on High Street, but the parking lot is open.

Gettysburg Library Parking Lot Closed 07/21-07/25

The Library learned on Friday that the work being done on High Street would close the library parking lot from Monday 07/21 through Friday 07/25.  The libraries two doors will be open and the library will still be accessible from the Middle Street Parking Lot.

The best library parking will be on Baltimore Street, South of Wade Ave. where meters are one hour for $.25.

All the libraries in the county will be open regular hours next week.  Check out East Berlin, Biglerville, Littlestown, New Oxford or Fairfield.

We truly apologize for this inconvenience.

Lincoln Statue

Good News!  The Lincoln Statue was installed at the Gettysburg Library this afternoon!

Friends of the Library


New Resource: Freegal

Freegal Music  gives you access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog. You can download up to 3 songs a week for free with your library card (the weekly counter starts Sunday night at midnight). Songs are in DRM-free MP3 format.  You can also stream music through Freegal for three hours every day.

Freegal also has a mobile app:

iOS app
Android app

Please note: In the iOS version, songs are saved in the app, not your iTunes Library. To add a song you download with the app to your iTunes Library, you must download it on a computer within 2 weeks of the original download. Learn more in the Freegal FAQs.

2014 Adams County Reads One Book

And the 2014 Adams County Reads One Book Selection is…

Harold Fry is a shy, retired British brewery salesman.  He receives a letter from a former coworker whom he hasn’t had any contact with in 20 years, Queenie Hennessey.  This brief note sparks Harold to take an unplanned trek – to walk the 600 miles or so from his home in southern England to the hospice where Queenie is dying of cancer.  Without hiking boots, rain gear, map or cell phone, Harold begins his unlikely pilgrimage across the English countryside. Along the way, he meets strangers who stir up memories and flashbacks – of when his marriage was filled with promise and then not, his inadequacy as a father and shortcomings as a husband.