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 Jane Austen.           We also have book reviews, story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and craft videos using items you can find at home.  A recent addition, appropriate to this time of year, is Spooky Saturdays.  Every Saturday, one of our staff members will read you a classic spooky story.  Watch if you dare!
     Here is some information on two upcoming virtual adult programs that you won’t want to miss!  On Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30pm, author, artist, and educator, Sarah Bigham, will be discussing her new book titled Kind Chemist Wife: Musings at 3 a.m.        Join us for this free program, titled Panic and Perseverance, on Zoom as she talks about the challenges of chronic “invisible” illness, plus ways to cope when life and the world seem chaotic.  You can register on our website (
     For those of you who attended (or had wanted to attend) our Wine, Cheese, & Art program last year, we will be having a virtual edition this year with Shannon Egan, Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College and Noemi Halbrendt, owner of the Halbrendt Vineyard and Winery.  This event includes tips for wine and cheese pairing and a virtual tour of the current exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery titled I Beseech You: Women, Art, Politics and Power.  This event will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 13th at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on our website ( or at any of our library’s branches.
     Even though our programming is all virtual, our branches are open regularly scheduled hours for walk-in browsing, computer use, and printing, scanning, and copying services.  Masks are required for library users 2 years and older.  Returned items must be placed in our exterior book returns and will be quarantined for 7 days.  We cannot accept donations at this time also due to quarantining requirements.
     The Carroll Valley Library is located at 5685 Fairfield Road.  Our phone number is 717-642-6009.  Hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday 2:00pm – 8:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm; and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Hope to see you soon! 

Submitted by Sherrie DeMartino, Branch Manager, Carroll Valley Library