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Keeping Up with the Friends of the New Oxford Library

By Mary Lou Berg, Friends of the New Oxford Library President

The Friends of the New Oxford Area Library (NOAL) have been very busy this past year. Our purpose is to provide help and support for the NOAL in any way possible. We provided a helping hand, financial support, as well as beautification of the library and the pergola. We do this by fundraising and membership dues. 

Over the past year a great deal of work has been done on the pergola in front of the library, including repairs, replanting, and mulching, to make the area a bright spot for those who want to read or just sit quietly and enjoy lunch. 

The annual Adams County Library System Summer Book Sale Bonanza will be held July 28 through 30, at the Redding Auction Service, 1085 Table Rock Rd., Gettysburg. The Friends of the NOAL are sponsoring a “Food Adventures” food truck as an additional opportunity for fundraising again this year.

Come enjoy the food and purchase books, DVD’s, CD’s and much more at great prices. 

The Friends also had a presence at the New Oxford August Festival this past year. It was a great opportunity to introduce ourselves to the community. 

Every year the Library has many summer programs, to which members donate generously. These donations, raised entirely by fundraising and membership dues help to provide opportunities for our youth during the summer, both for fun and learning. 

We held a fundraiser at the Gettysburg Perkins Restaurant in April and are planning another one in the fall. It is a great opportunity for the community to support the Library and enjoy great food. 

A “Get to Know Your Librarians” night was held to introduce the community to our new librarians. Popcorn and the movie Peter Rabbit helped our youngest patrons enjoy the evening. 

As a member of the New Oxford Chamber of Commerce, the Friends hosted a Chamber Mixer at the Library in June. It was wonderful to see the community come together to support our community’s many small and larger businesses. It was a wonderful time with good food, networking, and laughter enjoyed by all. 

We will be holding a fundraising event at Sweet Frog in Hanover on July 14th, 2022. Sweet Frog has been a wonderful supporter of the Library. Just walk in and say it’s for the Library and a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to our Friends group at the NOAL. 

Keep an eye out for future activities at the Library. All branches of the Adams County Library System post activities at the individual library branches. They are also posted on our web page,

What’s Happening at Your Library? You can access this at newsletter@adamslibrary.org.

We welcome you to join us at our monthly board meetings. We meet the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm in the New Oxford Library.

If you are interested in becoming a member the forms are available at the front desk in the library.

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