Even though there’s no snow on the ground yet, it’s the Holiday Season, and what better time to sit back with a cup of cocoa and a good book?  If you’re looking for a happy ending romance with a holiday twist, or a mystery that just happens to take place during the season, the Library System has you covered.  All of our branches have Holiday Books to fill your needs.  Don’t see what you want on the shelves, check out the catalog.    
If Holiday romance is your thing, we have a plethora of authors to make you smile.  “Dashing Through the Snow” by Debbie Macomber may suit your tastes.  It’s the story of Ashley and Dashiell who are both trying to get to Seattle for various reasons.  When the flights out of San Francisco are all booked and there’s only one rental car available in the lot, these two decide to share the rental and head off on the adventure together, with many a twist and turn on the way to happily ever after.
Shelley Shepard Gray offers an inspirational romance in “Christmas in Sugarcreek,” a heartwarming story of the blossoming of an unlikely love in a close-knit Amish community.  Will the romance between Judith and Ben survive?
If you prefer your Holiday Books with a touch of murder, check out “The Chocolate Snowman Murders” by JoAnna Carl.  It’s the Winter Arts festival and the art show’s guest judge has shown up drunk.  Lee lets him sleep it off, only later to find the judge murdered.  Since Lee and Joe were the last people spotted near the crime scene, it’s up to them to find the real killer.
What would Christmastime be without holiday mystery from Anne Perry?  Set on the Mediterranean island of Stromboli in 1866, “A Christmas Escape” is the story of Charles Latterly’s island vacation with a volcano that’s threatening to erupt and a murdered fellow vacationer.
Don’t worry.  If a movie is more your thing, we have plenty of holiday movies to choose from.  From classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” to more recent holiday films like “A Dog Named Christmas” and “The Christmas House” the Library System has a film to fit every mood.
So check out the holiday displays the next time you visit a branch of the Adams County Library System.  Here in the Gettysburg Library, our main Holiday Display is on the first floor near the Baltimore Street entrance, but we do have a Holiday Baking display on the 2nd floor, for all your yummy baking needs.

Submitted by Sara Edmiston, Public Services Director.