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Library Winter Reading Challenge Wrap Up

This year’s Winter Reading Challenge for adults has drawn to a close, and judging by the final numbers and the record of books read, this has been another successful year. 

Some fun statistics about this year’s Winter Reading Challenge:

A total of eighty community members participated. Of those, thirty-eight completed the challenge, or just a little more than 
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Large Print Titles March 2021

Isabel Allende – The Soul of a Woman
C. J. Box – Dark Sky
Janelle Brown – Pretty Things
Clive Cussler – Fast Ice
Kristin Hannah – The Four Winds
James Patterson – The Red Book
Julia Quinn – The Duke and I: Bridgerton
Kate Quinn – The Rose Code
J. D. Robb – Faithless in Death
Lisa Scottoline – Eternal
Danielle Steel – The Affa...

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New Children's DVDs & New Children's Audiobooks

New Children's DVDs
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Grand Prix
Blue's Clues and You! Blue's Sing-Along Spectacular
Bluey - Season 1 - The First Half and The Second Half
Brightheart: Let Your Light Shine
The Casagrandes Season 1
Charlie's Colorform City: Meet Charlie!
Courting Mom and Dad
The Croods: A New Age
Daniel Tiger'...

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February DVDs on Order

A Call to Spy
All Creatures Great and Small
All My Life
Archenemy
Centigrade
Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks
Evergreen
Fatale
Freaky
Greenland
Half Brothers
Horizon Line
Host
Let Him Go
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Manifest – Seasons 1 & 2
The 100 – Seasons 6 & 7 Read More

ALA’s Youth Media Awards

     Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) honors outstanding books, videos, and other materials for children and teens.  Among these awards are the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.  This year, the awards were given out on January 25th.  
     The John Newbery Medal is given to an author f...

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Freegal Music

I adopt slowly. Technology, that is, I’m never an early-adopter. Sometimes I’m dead-last. I just bought my first smartphone, an iPhone, two years ago. My kids, being normal teenagers, have owned phones since the day, probably eight years ago, when they wore me down by asking six hundred times “Dad! When can I get a phone?” And right after their phones came the music purchases.
If you’re ...

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MURDER, MEDITATION, AND BETTY CROCKER

     During these cold winter months, it’s always a good idea to keep your mind active, and Adams County Library System is here to help with those needs! Whether it’s trivia, discussing books, or learning something new, we’ve got you covered. All programs are still being held virtually, which means you don’t have to go out in the cold winter weather, and you can even join in whil...

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A Book Club for Everyone

     The Adams County Library System provides monthly book discussion groups for ages 6 through adult. Book clubs are currently virtual via Zoom, making it convenient to join any group across the county. You can attend as many as you would like! Registration is available on the events calendar at adamslibrary.org and copies of the featured books are available for check out.
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Large Print Titles for January & February

Fiction
Donna Andrews – The Gift of the Magi
Marie Benedict – The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke – Piece of My Heart
Colleen Coble – Two Reasons to Run
Christina Dodd – Wrong Alibi
Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
Ann H Gabhart – An Appalachian Summer
Lisa Gardner – Before She Disappeared
Hazel Gaynor – Whe...

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January New Children's DVDs & Audiobooks

New Children's DVDs:
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Blue's Clues & You!
Enna Meena Deeka, Season 1, Volumes 1 and 2
Henchmen
JoJo Siwa: Party Pack
Lego Jurassic World: Double Trouble
Rainbow Rangers: Rangers to the Rescue!
Robo
SamSam
Scooby-Doo! Monster Movies Collection
Shimmer and Shine: Glitter Magic! and Magical ...

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January DVDs on order

Always and Forever
Catherine the Great
Come Play
Doom Patrol Season 2
Dreamland
Elizabeth is missing
Fatman
Instinct Season 2
Jungleland
Love and Monsters
Mystery Road Series 2
Princess of the Row
Recon
Snowpiercer Season 1
Spell
Tenet
Then Came You
Twilight Zone Season 2
...

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New Fiction for February

Benjamin, Ali -- The Smash-Up
Berenson, Alex -- The Power Couple
Clayborn, Kate -- Love at First
Cosimano, Elle -- Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
Dailey, Janet -- Calder Brand
Dean, Abigail -- Girl A
Duchovny, David -- Truly Like Lightning
Everett, Elizabeth -- A Lady's Formula for Love
Finch, Charles -- An Extravagant Death: a Charles Lenox...

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New Fiction for January

Audrain, Ashley -- The Push
Benjamin, Melanie -- The Children's Blizzard
Boyd, William -- Trio
Brown, Rita Mae -- Out of Hounds
Childs, Laura -- Egg Shooters
Cornwell, Patricia -- Spin
Fellowes, Jessica -- The Mitford Trial 
Four Score & Seven Stories Ago: A Gettysburg Writers Brigade Anthology
Hawkins, Rachel -- The Wife Upstairs...

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Goodbye 2020; Hello, $20.21!

A New 24/7 Access to ACLS Educational Programming
Your friends at the Adams County Library System (ACLS) are excited to begin a new decade of learning and fun. Have you checked out our new YouTube channel yet? We record many of our programs for children, teens and adults and currently there are over 200 videos to watch - when it’s convenient for you. The ACLS YouTube Channel is full of a...

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What are you reading?

As we begin 2021, I thought I’d take a look back on a few of my favorite books that I read in 2020.  This is a varied list, and definitely does not encompass everything that I read throughout the year.  I’m generally a fiction reader, but lately I’ve been diving in to more and more nonfiction.

One nonfiction title that has stuck with me is, “The Volunteer: One Man, an Underg...

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