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Ebook Drive, Browsing and Computers

     Over the past five months, the Adams County Library System (ACLS) has seen a huge increase in the use of cloudLibrary, our ebook and eaudiobook collection.  What you may not know is that these items are three to four times more expensive than their physical counterparts.  To put this in perspective, the ACLS received a $6300 grant from the Adams County Community Fo...

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August Fiction Titles

Donna Andrews – The Falcon Always Wings Twice
Mark Billingham – Cry Baby
Rhys Bowen – The Last Mrs. Summers
John Boyne – A Traveler at the Gate of Wisdom
Sandra Brown – Thick as Thieves
James Lee Burke – A Private Cathedral
Meg Cabot – No Offense
Fiona Davis – The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Leslie Gould – Piecing it All Together
Ursula H...

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Digital Library Branch

If you are not aware, the Adams County Library System has taken some steps in the reopening process.  You can put items on hold through our website (www.adamslibrary.org).  When they arrive, we will contact you and set up an appointment time for you to pick up your requested library materials at your local branch.  We are also open by appointment for computer use, printing, faxin...

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Appreciating our Friends

     Thanks to the Friends of the Adams County Library for the support they have given the Adams County Library System for 60 years!  Over the years, the Friends have worked to support all branches in the System.  Their donations have gone to support library programming and materials for all ages.  The Friends work year-round, raising funds through the Book St...

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Adams County Library Reopening Plan Phase #2 Commences

     The Adams County Library continues to plan our ongoing reopening from the Covid 19 pandemic with the health of our patrons at staff in mind. In early June, all six branches of the Adams County Library began “Library To Go” service where patrons can put holds on materials on our online catalog via our website or call one of our branches to speak with a staff member who can he...

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Digital Fun and Learning for Kids

     Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, or how to repair a small engine? What about tips on using Microsoft Excel, or how to make an Animal Crossing cake?! All this and more can be found, at no cost to you, on the Adams County Library System website. 
     The website offers many digital resources, such as eBooks and eAudiobooks, magazines, a...

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Mid-Year at the ACLS

     2020 has been a challenging year and the Adams County Library System has been busy providing services in a very different way!  We are planning a slow return to in-person services while continuing our robust virtual branch.
     From mid-March until mid-June, library users have relied on the use of our virtual branch for library services.  Alt...

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Adams County Reads One Book Announcement

An eccentric millionaire. A brilliant woman. A world of espionage and codes and ciphers. Two world wars, more than a dozen dinner parties, a plethora of correspondence, and a legacy left hidden in archives and libraries for decades. All of these pieces describe this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes,” by Jason Fagone.

“The Woman Who Smashe...

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April to July 2020 Fiction List

Abbott, Jeff – Never Ask Me
Andrews, Mary Kay – Hello, Summer
Atkins, Ace – The Revelators
Baldacci, David – Walk the Wire
Barrett, Lorna – Handbook for Homicide
Beah, Ishmael – Little Family
Bell, Darcey – Something She’s Not Telling Us
Bell, Ted - Dragonfire
Bennett, Brit – The Vanishing Half
Brooks, Max - Devolution
Brown,...

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May & June 2020 DVDs on Order

The Assistant
Bad Boys for Life
Baptiste, Season 1 
Birds of Prey
Bloodshot
The Call of the Wild
Doctor Who, Season 12
Downhill
The Great Alaskan Race
I Still Believe
The Invisible Man
Just Mercy
Like a Boss
The Photograph
Ruth, the Musical
The Way Back

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Library By Mail

     Any resident of Adams County who is temporarily or permanently handicapped, elderly or ill and is unable to physically visit the library is welcome to use our Library by Mail program.  We know that ebooks are not for everyone and are happy to offer Library by Mail to those who cannot visit the physical libraries and are not interested or are unable to use ebooks.
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Library Programs for Adults

     Adams County Libraries have made a quick pivot from offering programs in person to offering them online. One benefit is that community members are no longer limited by where they are willing to drive! These programs are delivered to your home via Zoom or Facebook.
Like to talk books? There are three discussions each month providing opportunities to connect with e...

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Imagine Your Story at Adams County Libraries

Adams County libraries continue opening gateways to exploration this summer as we once again present our Summer Quest program for all ages.  With the theme, Imagine Your Story, the program runs from May 30 to August 9 this year.

This year’s program is moving totally online and will feature live stream events, on-demand viewing, online challenges, and downloadable activities for y...

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Adult Summer Activities at the Library

Though this summer’s activities may look a bit different at the Adams County Library System, there are plenty of opportunities to Imagine Your Story, this year’s theme for the library system’s Summer Quest program. As in the past, this year’s activities are not just for kids and young adults – adults can have fun too! Take a look at these activities taking place this summer.
Much like th...

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