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Happy Thirtieth Birthday, New Oxford Area Library!

By Bryn Jarusewski, Branch Manager, New Oxford Area Library

In 1992, the New Oxford Area Library branch opened its doors to the public; since then, it has been full of never ending stories! The library has connected patrons to materials, books, movies, and community, information, and homework help. We have also worked to assist older adults with technology questions. Over the years, there have been countless storytimes, Summer Quest programs, prizes, pages turned, and due dates stamped in the back of books (remember those times?!). The library has not physically changed throughout its lifetime, but the tales keep growing and the shelves are constantly refreshed.

This coming spring the New Oxford Area Library will host numerous events and programs that will eventually kick off Summer Quest, or better known as the Summer Reading Program. Even more events and programs to be on the lookout for: 

Weekly/Monthly Programs
Tuesday Tales Storytime at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Knit & Crochet Group on Mondays at 6:30 PM (virtual)
Reader’s Forum Book Club: second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM
Delving into Diversity Book Club: second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM (virtual) – led by Jess (Littlestown Library) and Bryn (New Oxford Library)
Rory Gilmore Book Club (Tweens & Teens) last Monday of the month at 6:00 PM

Special Events
Bad Art Night (for Adults) on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 PM
Book Tasting Event from April 4-8 to celebrate National Library Week
Members’ First Financial Literacy on Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30 PM Among Us…In Real Life (for Tweens & Teens) on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 PM
Stop-Motion Animation Station on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 PM

Escape Room in the Library (for the family) on Friday, May 27 at 5:00 PM

For more information on or registration for these programs and events, please visit www.adamslibrary.org/events/ and follow us on Facebook. 

Oh, but how rude of me for not introducing myself! My name is Bryn Ann Jarusewski and I became New Oxford Area Library’s Branch Manager with the Adams County Library System in June 2021. Before moving to Adams County, I grew up in Newville, a small town similar to New Oxford, where I found my true passion: being a librarian.

What I am most looking forward to with my time at the Adams County Library System is, joining a new community, and meeting new people that have the same passion for reading as I do. I hope to pass the love of reading to all.

What I find exciting is the fact that I, too, will be celebrating my thirtieth birthday this year with the New Oxford Area Library – so come on down, wish us a happy birthday (I jest!); I cannot wait to see what’s in store for the next thirty years at the New Oxford Area Library!

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