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TeenTober, formerly known as Teen Read Week, is a national literacy initiative created by Young Adult Library Services Association. First started in 1998 as a weeklong celebration in October, it encourages teens to become regular library users and advocates. This year YALSA’s board decided to re-envision Teen Read Week into a longer and larger awareness campaign. Thus, TeenTober was born.

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DVDs for October

Anna and the Apocalypse
The Art of Self-Defense
Deadwood: the Movie
A Discovery of Witches
The Haunting of Hill House
Queens of Mystery
Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Lifelong Fun and Learning at the Library

     When you think about happenings at the library, you probably think about story times and other programming for children. And sure, we definitely have lots of those types of programs happening at each of the six library branches in Adams County every week! But we haven’t forgotten about the adults in our community; we offer lots of fun activities and learning opportuniti...

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October Fiction Titles

Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House
W Bruce Cameron – A Dog’s Promise
Stephen Chbosky – Imaginary Friend
Jennifer Chiaverini – The Christmas Boutique: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Lee Child – Blue Moon
Laura Childs – Mumbo Gumbo Murder
Amy Clipston – An Amish Christmas Bakery: Four Stories
Michael Connelly – The Night Fire
John Connolly – A Book of B...

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Adams County Reads One Book Programming Announced

     October is quickly approaching, which means the Adams County Library System’s month long celebration of the Adams County Reads One Book program is very near. I’m very happy to present the list of programs, discussions, and events taking place throughout the month in conjunction with this year’s One Book selection, What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson.

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Community Outreach and the Public Library

     The Adams County Library System (ACLS) has six brick and mortar locations across the county in Gettysburg, Biglerville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Littlestown and New Oxford. What people may not be aware of is that our services routinely extend beyond these buildings. Staff members venture into schools, senior centers, the local prison, preschools, and more. We are fo...

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Music and Magazines

     Did you know that you can access magazines using Flipster, a next-generation magazine service that allows you to browse digital versions of the latest popular magazines courtesy of the Adams County Library System?
     The library system has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as People and more so that you have the option of...

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We're All About Lifelong Learning!

New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford is Coming to Gettysburg!
The purpose of the ACLS is to connect people to opportunities that enrich their lives. One unique way that we are accomplishing this is by bringing a New York Times bestselling author to Adams County each year. We’re thrilled to announce that Jamie Ford, author of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Love an...

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Library Card Sign-Up Month 2019

     This September the Adams County Library System (ACLS) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
     A library card opens a world of infinit...

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DVDs on Order for September

The Alienist
Canal Street
Country Music
The Dead Don't Die
Echo in the Canyon
John Wick, Chapter 3: Parabellum
Men in Black: International
This is Us, Season 3
Toni Morrison: the Pieces I Am
Wild Rose
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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September Fiction Titles

Jeffrey Archer – Nothing Ventured
Margaret Atwood – The Testaments
Nevada Barr – What Rose Forgot
Meg Cabot – No Judgments
Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread
Reed Farrel Coleman – Robert B Parker’s The Bitterest Pill
Lynn Cullen – The Sisters of Summit Avenue
Clive Cussler – The Titanic Secret
Jude Deveraux – Met Her Match
Emma Donog...

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Recognizing Banned Books Week

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. The Holy Bible. This seemingly different list of books have one thing in common – all were banned or challenged in the United States for a variety of reasons.

Each year, hundreds of books are challenged in schools and libraries, with concerns...

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Friends of the Library Not Accepting Book Donations

The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time due to the roof replacement project at the Gettysburg Library.  The library parking lot is closed due to this project.

Library Administration will review the progress of the roofing project in about two weeks.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please stay tuned.


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Adams County Library System Launches My 1st Card Campaign

“When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.”
Rita Mae Brown, prolific American writer, author of Rubyfruit Jungle    

Fresh off Summer Quest: A Universe of Stories, our summer reading and activities program for children, youth, and adults, the Adams County Library System continues connecting community members to opportunities that can change their...

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