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Sit, Relax, and Read

     A Bibliophile is a person who has a great appreciation for books, or collects books.  National Book Lovers Day on August 9th is a day for them.  It encourages readers to find a favorite reading spot, a good book and read the day away.  Or, if you’re unable to spend the entire day reading, a few hours, or snatched minutes, spent with this relaxing pastime is be...

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September Large Print on Order

Fiction
The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
At Lighthouse Point by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Heartbreak for Hire by Sonia Hartl
People We M...

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New DVDs at the Library

If you are looking for something to do in the air conditioning on these hot summer days, check out the DVD collection at any of the six branches of the Adams County Library System.  We have many new releases, classics, TV shows, and non-fiction documentaries to choose from. The best part is that they are free to borrow with your library card!
    Recent biographies th...

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New Fiction for August

Chandler Baker – The Husbands
Andrea Bartz – We Were Never Here
Elizabeth Blake – Death and Sensibility
Sandra Brown – Blind Tiger
Joanna Carl – The Chocolate Raccoon Rigmarole
Robin Cook -- Viral
Catherine Coulter – Vortex
Janet Dailey – Whiplash
Ash Davidson – Damnation Spring
Lynette Eason – Hostile Intent
Joy Fielding – C...

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July DVDs on Order

An American in Paris
The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 7
Chasing Wonders
Dream Horse
Drunk Bus
Every Breath You Take
Finding You
Gangs of London, Season 1
The God Committee
Here Today
Jakob’s Wife
No Activity, Seasons 1 & 2
Playing for Keeps, Season 1
Queen Bees
Shameless, Season 11
The S...

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Friends of the Library - Summer Book Sale

     The volunteers of the Friends of Adams County Library System have been working diligently during the past six months to prepare for the Annual Summer Book Sale.  Due to the pandemic, the sale was canceled in 2020, leaving us with thousands of books to be kept in storage, and waiting for this year’s event.  The citizens in the Gettysburg and surrounding communities ...

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August 2021 Large Print Titles on Order

Fiction
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett
Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
An Amish Barn Raising by Amy Clipston
Spin by Patricia Cornwell
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Vortex by Catherine Coulter
Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson
Tidewater...

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auf Wiedersehen!

It’s bittersweet to share that my husband, Aaron, and I are moving to California. Aaron has accepted a call to serve as the pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Atascadero, located in San Luis Obispo County. This will place us closer to family members in the west, as well as return us to the state where we met over 20 years ago. We will begin our trek across the country on Saturday, July 10. ...

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New Fiction For July

Sara Ackerman – Radar Girls
Lyssa Kay Adams – Isn’t It Bromantic?
Tahmima Anam – The Startup Wife
Ace Atkins – The Heathens
Lorna Barrett – A Deadly Deletion
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – Fierce Little Thing
Linda Castillo -- Fallen
Kristin Contino – A House Full of Windsor
Lindsey Davis – A Comedy of Terrors
Vicki Delany – Murder in...

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June DVDs on Order

Arkansas
Bloodlands
Death in Texas
Defending Jacob
French Exit
Halifax: Retribution
His Dark Materials Season 2
Hunter Hunter
Locked In
Mortal Kombat
No Man’s Land
Nobody
The Paper Tigers
Power Book II: Ghost Season 1
Road to the Lemon Grove
SAS: Red Notice
Siberia
Sublet
...

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Beach Reading

     Summer vacations are returning, and that also means the return of ‘beach reads’.  So what are beach reads, anyway?
MacMillan Publishing defines the beach read as “a book you can take on holiday, which is good enough to keep you engaged but not so serious it will spoil your holiday.”  When looking for a good beach read, ultimately, a book should be compulsive...

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Mid-Year at the ACLS

We are halfway through 2021, time for an update!  After a very challenging 2020, the Adams County Library System has reopened for most services.  The libraries reopened for browsing, computer use and tech help at the beginning of September 2020.  I continue to appreciate the ACLS staff who have taken on the change in our lives and have adapted to a new way of providing service. &...

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Ebooks & Eaudios are Sizzling @ The Library

What’s hot to the touch, sizzling even, but doesn’t smell like the hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill that’s so permeates the air this time of year? Ebooks and Eaudiobooks from the library of course! Even before the shutdown of the library due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Ebooks and Eaudiobooks have been one of our greatest expanding mediums for the library in terms of collection bu...

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July Large Print Titles

Jennifer Chiaverini – The Women’s March
Elena Ferrante – The Lying Life of Adults
Joanne Fluke – Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
Brian Freeman – Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Treachery
Hazel Gaynor – Three Words for Goodbye
Ernest Hemingway – The Hemingway Stories
Rachel Joyce – Miss Benson’s Beetle
Lisa Kleypas – Devil in Disguise
Susan M...

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What's new at the Library

     Here are some highlights of new books coming to our adult fiction collection. From mystery and suspense to inspirational and romance, there’s something for everyone to read this summer. 
     “Reserved for Murder” by Victoria Gilbert is the latest in the “Book Lover's B&B” mystery series. A romance author’s biggest fan is found dead after a boo...

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