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Will You Support Adams County Library System (#13) November 5th?

How many times have you heard OR said, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?” The point we are trying to convey is to think for yourself instead of following the crowd. 
Sometimes, we do need to join together for a positive outcome and this is my rally cry! There are 94 non-profit participants in this year’s annual Giving Spree. Take a moment to look at each group that s...

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Friend Your Library!

Next week brings up another special week on our yearly library celebrations calendar. October 17-23, 2021 is National Friends of the Library Week which is celebrated throughout the country. The American Library Association’s Friends arm, known as United for Libraries, is proud to present the 16th annual Friends of the Library Week. This year’s theme “Friend Your Library,” encourages libraries o...

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October DVDs on Order

Candyman
Coming Home in the Dark
Crime Story
The Crown, season 4
Don’t Breathe 2
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Forever Purge
Joe Bell
Jungle Cruise
Midsomer Murders: Halloween
Murdoch Mysteries: Halloween
My Salinger Year
The Night House
Nine Days
Pig
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Friends of the New Oxford Area Library

     The Friends of the New Oxford Area Library have been very busy during the past year. The Friends purpose is to support the Library either by financial means or physical means. We provide support and materials above what is budgeted by the Adams County Library System.
     In order to be able to do this we have held fundraisers this past year. In April w...

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The new normal at the library

     September has been an exciting time for the Adams County Library System Staff and our library users!  After quite a long stretch, the Library resumes in-person programming, adding one more service to our new normal.
     Although the Library System reopened for browsing, computer use, printing, copying, FAXing and other information services in Sept...

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TeenTober at the Library

     When you picture groups of kids attending a program at the library, do you imagine young children gathered around a librarian at storytime? Storytimes are popular and worthwhile and they are offered at each local branch. But the national Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA, seeks to spread the word that libraries are here for teens as well! YALSA created TeenTobe...

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October Large Print on Order

Fiction
Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen
Viral by Robin Cook
Cul-De-Sac by Joy Fielding
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Matrix by Lauren Groff
A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz
The Burning by Jonathan Kellerman
Hiding Her Amish Secret by Carrie Lighte
Robert B Parker’s Stone’s Throw by...

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New Fiction for October

Gregory Benford -- Shadows of Eternity
Terry Brooks -- Child of Light
Rita Mae Brown -- Claws for Alarm
Patti Callahan -- Once Upon a Wardrobe
Lee Child -- Better Off Dead
Laura Childs -- Twisted Tea Christmas
John Connolly -- The Nameless Ones
Jen DeLuca -- Well Matched
Suzanne Woods Fisher -- A Season on the Wind
Nicci French -- T...

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Banned Books Week - Let Freedom Read

Let freedom read, my library ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of mystery, of thee I read. 

The ideals of the original tune of “Let Freedom Ring” is the chance of freedom and that it should be spread across the nation, and worldwide. Freedom is the chance to obtain something without restriction. Just like going into the library, everyone should be able to enter a public library to obtain ...

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September DVDs on Order

Batwoman, season 1 & 2
Black Widow
The Blacklist: season eight
Blithe Spirit
Boys From County Hell
Charming the Hearts of Men
Chronicle of a Serial Killer
Cruella
A Dark Foe
Death Alley
F9: The Fast Saga
First Date
Free Guy
The Green Knight
In the Earth
Infinitum: Subject Unknown
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Programs for homeschool children @ ACLS

The Adams County Library System has several homeschool events scheduled for this fall, these events will be held on Fridays at 1pm and be for homeschool children in Kindergarten thru 6th grade.
    Homeschool events in September will kick off at the Trone Memorial library on September 10th. On this day Miss Sherry and Miss Barbara will welcome participants with some fun, g...

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Adams County Reads One Book Programs Announced

I hope you have had an opportunity to read this year’s Adams County Reads One Book, “The Water Dancer,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. If not, there is still time! Stop by any Adams County Library location to pick up a copy of the book, or place a hold on a copy. This October, there will be plenty of opportunities, both in-person and virtually, to get involved with programs and discussions related to “Th...

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National Library Card Sign-Up Month

As most area students have now returned to school, the Adams County Library System staff puts our Summer Quest hats away and have begun working on programming for the months of September, October, and November 2021. We are very excited to confirm that in-person programming is returning to the Adams County Library System starting September 1st in all of our branches. Our 3-month programming cale...

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Fall Fun at the Library

Fall is just around the corner, and here at the Adams County Library System we’ll be opening our doors for a return to in-person programming! For the safety of staff and community members, mask and social distance guidelines will be in place, so be sure to check with your local branch for current guidance. If you enjoy the flexibility of our virtual programs, good news! We still have several pr...

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New Fiction for September

Albert, Susan Wittig -- Hemlock
Allen, Jayne -- Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
Aoki, Ryka -- Light from Uncommon Stars
Brett, Simon -- An Untidy Death
Butler, Robert Olen -- Late City
Cabot, Meg -- No Words
Cleeves, Ann -- The Heron's Cry
Córdova, Zoraida -- The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
Deveraux, Jude -- An Impossible Promise
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