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Summer Programs for Adults

“Tails & Tales” is this year’s SummerQuest theme, and it isn’t just for kids.  This year, the library system has a variety of virtual summer events for Adults to enjoy.
First is our summer challenge for adults – to read five books between June 1 and August 7, and logging the information in our online program, Beanstack (the link is found on the library’s website, www.adamslibrar...

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SummerQuest is here again

     What is SummerQuest you ask?  SummerQuest is library events, take & Makes, Digital Story Times, Go Adams and many other fun things that will keep children of all ages reading over the summer.  
     Why do we want children reading over the summer?  We need to prevent the Summer Slide, which is a concept that has been researched since ...

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New Fiction for June

Zaina Arafat – You Exist Too Much
Lynn Austin – Chasing Shadows
Marie Benedict – The Personal Librarian
Wanda Brunstetter – The Return to the Big Valley
Jenny Colgan – Sunrise by the Sea
Marianne Cronin -- The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
Matt Dunn – Pug Actually
Laurie Frankel – One Two Three
Rivka Galchen -- Everyone Knows Your ...

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Spring Cleaning?

The Friends of the Library are in urgent need of a second iPad for our Book Sales.

If you plan to upgrade your 2016-or-newer iPad this Spring, please consider donating it to the Friends. Adding the Square device allows us to make more credit card sales and give more proceeds to the Library! We can help you wipe your personal data first. Please contact Elizabeth at

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Adams County Library System holds its Annual Organizational Board Meeting

Did you know? Adams County Library System is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board manages the property and business affairs and supports the mission and purpose of the Library system. The Board holds a meeting each month with the annual organizational meeting being held each April. 
On Thursday, April 22nd the Board met via Zoom to reflect on the previous twelve months (May 20...

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May Children's DVDs and Audiobooks

4 Family Favorites: The Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible
Against the Wild Double Feature
Alpha and Omega 2
Animal Dance Party
Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Scooby-Doo
Canticos - Season 1
Care Bears 4-Feature Set
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation
Darby O’Gill & the Little People
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April Children's DVDs and Audibooks

44 Cats: Meet the Cats
The Adventures of Thomas and Felix
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory AND High-Speed Adventures
Bonksters Gross Science: Burps and Other Gross Noises AND Fantastic Farts
The Croods: A New Age
Jurassic Genius: Great Big Sharks
Pup School: Arctic Adventure
Pup School: Bird Watching

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Friends of the Littlestown Library Upcoming Events

During this extraordinary year we have all experienced; and at times, have not taken notice of the many wonderful events happening around us. As president of the Friends of the Littlestown Library, I would like to share one of those events with you.  This year our town celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Littlestown Library located at 232 North Queen Street.  A library of which we ...

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New Fiction for May

Stacey Abrams – While Justice Sleeps
Mary Kay Andrews – The Newcomer
Nancy Atherton -- Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage
Lincoln Barclay -- Find You First
Chris Bohjalian -- Hour of the Witch
Ginger Bolton -- Beyond a Reasonable Donut
Ben Bova – Power Challenges
Dale Brown -- Arctic Storm Rising
Chanel Cleeton -- The Most Beautiful Gir...

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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
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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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