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Children's Book Week

     Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country.  The first Children’s Book Week was held in 1919, so this year is its 102nd anniversary!  In 2021, there will be two weeks that this event is celebrated, May 3-9 and November 8-14.  This year’s slogan is “Reading is a Superpower” and events will be held nationwide at schoo...

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Thank You, Volunteers

Now, at the end of 2021’s National Volunteer Week, I would like to take the time to recognize and thank the many volunteers throughout the library system who, every day, work alongside the library staff to support our purpose of connecting people to opportunities that enrich their lives.  
There are also those who volunteer with the Friends of the Library groups.  The Friends o...

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POWER Library: Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

     What do News, Auto Repair Source, and BookFLIX have in common?  They are 3 of the 33 online resources you can access for free with your Adams County Library card through POWER Library: Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. POWER Library is found at by clicking on ELIBRARY, and then DIGITAL RESOURCES, and at There is a true wealth of trust...

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April DVDs on Order

Atlantic Crossing
Beast Beast
Body Brokers
Cold Call season 1
Grand Unified Theory
Hope’s Legacy
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Little Things
The Mallorca Files series 1
The Marksman
The Mauritanian
The Mimic
Murder Bury Win
Miss Scarlet and the Duke
Our Little Haven Read More

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week 2021 will take place April 10-17. Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better their personal finances. This year, the programming will focus on supporting the needs of low to moderate income households - those most affected by Covid-19. Each day’s virtual presentation will focus on a d...

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May Large Print Titles

Stacey Abrams – While Justice Sleeps
Jeffrey Archer – Turn a Blind Eye
Chris Bohjalian – Hour of the Witch
Dale Brown – Arctic Storm Rising
Harlan Coben – Win 
Clive Cussler – The Saboteurs
Jeffery Deaver – The Final Twist
Tatiana DeRosnay – Flowers of Darkness
Janet Evanovich - The Bounty
Elin Hilderbrand – Reun...

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International Children's Book Day

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on or around April 2nd each year, which happens to be the birthday of famed author Hans Christen Andersen. This day of celebration is held to celebrate the love of reading and to call attention to Children’s Books. Each year, a different international section of the International Board on Books For Young People (IBBY) picks the theme to celebrate ...

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Large Print Titles April 2021

Jeffrey Archer – Hidden in Plain Sight
David Baldacci – A Gambling Man
Jude Deveraux – Meant to Be
Kathleen Fuller – A Double Dose of Love
Elizabeth Green – Confessions of a Curious Bookseller
Robin Lee Hatcher – How Sweet It Is
Greer Macallister – The Arctic Fury
Brenda Novak – The Bookstore on the Beach
Tracie Peterson – E...

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New Fiction for April

Rhys Bowen – The Venice Sketchbook
Elzbieta Cherezinska – The Widow Queen
Colleen Coble -- Three Missing Days
Eric Jerome Dickey -- The Son of Mr. Suleman
Alena Dillon -- The Happiest Girl in the World
Robert Dugoni – In Her Tracks
Dee Ernst – Maggie Finds Her Muse
Patry Francis -- All the Children Are Home
Mariah Fredericks -- Death of a ...

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National Library Week 2021

     First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (NLW) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and celebrated by libraries of all types across the country each April.   This year, NLW will be held April 4 through April 10 and the theme is "Welcome to Your Library."  The Adams County Library System’s mission is to open gateways for explo...

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Support and Skill Development for Job Seekers and Students

Adams County Library System is proud to partner with Brainfuse to provide library cardholders with a plethora of resources for job-seekers and students at no cost to the user. Brainfuse JobNow services include (but are not limited to): professional resume writing, live job coaching, interview practice & preparation, tutoring for specific subjects & standardized tests (e.g. GED, AP, PSAT...

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Friends of the Library: Upcoming Book Sales

It's that time of the year to say goodbye to cold weather and snow!  Now, we can eagerly anticipate the beauty of spring and summer.  The Friends of the Gettysburg Library have been awaiting the warm weather and working diligently over the past few months in preparation for upcoming popular book sale events.  The mission of the Friends, a non-profit organization, is to raise mone...

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March DVDs on Order

American Skin
Baby Done
Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar
Brothers by Blood
Days of the Bagnold Summer
Don’t Tell a Soul
Jekyll and Hyde
Kingdom Men
Love Sarah
Money Plane
Monster Hunter
News of the World
One Last Prayer
Our Friend
Scare Me
The South We...

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What's New at the Library

Even though it seems like spring can’t get here soon enough, good books from the library are always in season. Here are some highlights of new books coming to our adult fiction collection. From suspenseful thrillers to the coziest of mysteries, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
 “The Windsor Knot” by SJ Bennett is the first book of a new mystery series in which Queen Eliza...

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SMS Messaging Hold Notifications

Did you know that you can receive notifications of arrived holds via text message?  If this is something that you're interested in, please click this link for instructions on how to set up text messaging.  

Some things to remember:

You must know your carrier in order to set this up.  Not all carriers participate. Text Messaging Rates Apply. Signing up...
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