When I was young, I loved reading magazines. I started off, as a lot of young ones do, with Highlights. I loved reading the stories and doing the puzzles every month. As I grew older my tastes matured, and I moved onto more sophisticated magazines, like Tiger Beat and Bop!, where I loved perusing all the photos of the cute celebrity boys of the time, tearing out the pages, and taping them up in my bedroom. Later, I moved onto Teen, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan, mostly for the makeup and hairstyle tips, the fashion, and let’s be honest, the cute celebrity guys. These days I still pick up magazines, mostly for the recipes that I’ll probably never make but love to drool over, but also for the timely articles on current events.
Why am I giving you a rundown of my history with magazines? Because I want to remind you all (or let you all know if you didn’t already) that every library branch in Adams County has magazines available for you to check out with your library card! They check out for three weeks, just like our books and DVDs, and, if your local branch doesn’t have the title you’re looking for, you can place a hold and request it from another library, just like all of our other items.
We have titles for both young and young at heart, from Highlights High Five to AARP Magazine. We have magazines on sports (Golf Magazine), food (Eating Well), finance (Fortune), the outdoors (Birds & Blooms), and crafting (Interweave Knits), to name a few. This is only a fraction of the magazines available at Adams County Library system.
And if that weren’t enough, the library system also offers digital magazines through Flipster, so you can read magazines right on your tablet or phone. Check out more on this digital service here.
Be sure to check out all of the magazines that Adams County Library System has to offer. But please, don’t tear out any pages of cute celebrity guys…our magazines are for all to share.
Submitted by Jess Shelleman, Branch Manager, Littlestown Library