Celebrate National Library Week

by Laura Goss

The Adams County Library System (ACLS) encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week (NLW), April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer.  The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s more to the story” 

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library in a variety of formats, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries. 

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. The Adams County Library System offers a wide array of free programs and resources, including traditional print, cd, and DVD titles, as well as a large collection of ebooks and e-audios, digital music and magazines, and research databases for use by all county residents.

During National Library Week, check out one of our “Living Library” books!  Register to “Meet the Books” on Monday at 6 pm.  Meet the 9 human books that you may schedule a conversation with to learn more about their story.  Check our website for more information!

And libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing high-speed internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers and small businesses.  Use our public computers and free wifi, which extends outside of our buildings 24/7.  Print, copy or FAX at any branch for a very low fee.

ACLS services support Adams County residents of all ages with services such as storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, book clubs and STEM programs for school-aged children, interesting and informative programs for adults, and one-on-one tech help for everyone. 

If you haven’t checked out the Adams County Library System lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by one of our six branches located throughout the county in Gettysburg, Biglerville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Littlestown, and New Oxford.  Visit and celebrate with them during National Library Week, April 23-29.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

For more information on upcoming programs, pick up a copy of “What’s Happening”, our three-month calendar, at any branch or view it on the library’s website at www.adamslibrary.org.  If you are not receiving our weekly e-newsletter, a signup link is at the bottom of the webpage.

We hope to see you soon as you discover there’s more to the story!

Laura Goss is Executive Director of the Adams County Library System.

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