My name is Robyn Woods and I am the new Youth Services Librarian at the Adams County Library System.  I am at the library here in Gettysburg.  I am from Long Island, NY. One of the reasons I became a librarian is because I love to learn new things.  I learn new things at the library almost every day.  Since I began working here I have also had the opportunity to read innovative books and watch new television shows and movies.  I have been enjoying meeting new people and learning about all that Adams County and Pennsylvania has to offer.  One of the things I am looking forward to is the upcoming fall season and all of the apple themed activities that take place here in the fruit belt. 
     But, before I get too excited there is still the end of summer.  With summer coming to an end so does Summer Quest.  Before Summer Quest is over, make sure you come to the library to collect your prizes.  There are prizes for every 200 minutes you’ve read.  
     This has been my first Summer Quest here in Gettysburg and it has been a joy of mine to see the smiling participants happy about reading and telling me about the hikes they’ve been on through Go Adams! Even though summer is almost over, the joy or reading continues on.  The magic found in books is still alive throughout the year. The library is gearing up to keep the spirit alive. This fall we are excited to be bringing back in person programming. 
     Speaking of magic, this October the Library is proud to present a magic show! Dr. Marc Charisse Professor of Prestidigitation will be wowing the audience.  Come to the library for a morning of magic which includes Abraham Lincoln’s favorite magic trick. The show will be held at the Gettysburg branch October 2nd at 10:00 am.
     In addition to the magic show there will be all new choices of programs for children, teens and adults. For kids, come join a book club, make a craft, or hear a story in your pajamas. There is always fun to be had at the library. This fall we are excited to be starting intergenerational programming.  These will be programs for all ages to enjoy together. Some of the choices include: Book BINGO, Friendsgiving, and a Halloween Bash.  Be sure to look out for our newest Storytime: Storytime for adults and teens.               Intergenerational programs are a way to bring the community together. They allow participants of all ages to engage in an activity together. These programs are a great way for you to meet new people and participate in fun events.  Whatever you choose, there will be plenty of festive fall choices at the library.  


Submitted by Robyn Woods, Youth Services Librarian