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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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My New Device: Now What?

     Did someone special in your life give you a new tablet, phone, or other electronic device for the Holidays? Are you screaming “Now What?” in frustration every time you try to use it? Did the name of the play store change on you from your last device? Are you ready to throw the device against the wall in anger for something that should be so helpful? Well before pitching it a...

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New Years Resolutions

With the holiday season coming to a close, many people are now looking towards resolutions for the New Year.  If you’re one of those many people, the library system is ready to assist with a wide variety of materials that can help you form new habits.
Studies show that it can take anywhere from 18 to 264 days to form a new habit and that it takes an average of 66 days for that new b...

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Winter Reading Challenge for Adults Announced

     What better way to bring in the New Year, and to stay warm on the cold evenings, than to read and compete for a chance to win a grand prize? The Winter Reading Challenge is back for adults this winter! Over the last few years, the Adams County Library System has hosted a Winter Reading Challenge, which encourages adults in the community to read any adult or young adult title...

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2020 In Review

     2020 has been a year of reinvention in the way we provide programs and services at the Adams County Library System. As this year passed, programs for all ages were transformed into virtual events.  
In April, the Library System moved from in-person to virtual library services.  It is amazing how quickly the staff was able to provide creative and quality stor...

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Thank You, Rutter's!

Sue-Lee Miller, Rutter's Marketing Coordinator, presents a $10,000 donation to Emma Blottenberger, Trone Memorial Library Associate – Teens. The gift was made possible through the EITC EIO program.

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New Books to Check Out

Those who know me well know how much I enjoy reading a variety of books and topics. I also greatly enjoy discussing some of my new favorite books. During this year, I had a chance to read quite a few wonderful books published in 2019 and 2020; maybe one of these will become your new favorite too!
In “Glass Town,” Isabel Greenberg illustrates the Bronte’s fictional world of Glass Town. As...

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We Think You Can We Think You Can on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday (today!), Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on December 1st and continue the giv...

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It's (Almost) the Most "Wonderful Time"

The days are turning colder and the holidays will soon be upon us.  The Adams County Library System has you covered if you’re looking for a program for inspiration, a good book to read or movie to watch to raise your holiday spirits.
Check out the displays on the first and second floors of the Gettysburg Library.  We have you covered with some great holiday titles like “The Mis...

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What's New at the Library

If you’ve missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different to watch, the library has a popular collection of DVDs available to borrow.  You can browse through our collection in person or from our online catalog. Here is a sample of some of the DVDs recently added to our adult collection.
New military and his...

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Honoring our Nation's Heroes

During the month of November the Library is honoring our current military members and our veterans in a special display of photos contributed by our patrons. 

In addition, we have a table which pays tribute to military servicemen and women. It is set for one, memorializing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from the ranks. The accompanying sign expla...

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ACLS Friends of the Library Gettysburg - Fall Update

As all of us have had to adjust and make changes due to the pandemic, so has the Friends of the Library organization.  The word “zoom” has become part of our daily vocabulary, and we quickly learned how to use and benefit from this new technology. With significant support, guidance and assistance by the dedicated Library staff, our group has been able to continue monthly meetings, in order...

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When NO is a Good Thing

I hope you’re in good spirits and health! Who’s ready for 2021? We have a couple of months to go and I want to take this time to express my gratitude to our donors and sponsors and to ask for your support.
doNOrs: You Made A Difference!
Because of you, essential library services for the residents of Adams County have continued without interruption. Your contributions...

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YouTube and Adult Programming

     Do you know that the Adams County Library System has its own YouTube channel?  At last count, we have 166 videos to view.  Instructional videos show you how to use our on-line programs such as Mango Languages, our language learning resource, and Flipster, our digital magazine service.  Tune in every day this month to listen to a chapter of Northanger Abbey by ...

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