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“Room to Grow” Campaign for the new Adamstown Area Library

We are pleased to share an update regarding activities relating to the future library to be located at 110 W. Main Street, Adamstown.

We purchased the former VFW building on April 28, 2016.  Since that time we have been working with Olsen Design Group and Heck Construction to assess needs and develop plans for the building and of greatest importance – formulate plans for the “Room to Grow” Campaign to raise the needed $1,500,000.  The Board of Trustees is in the process of contacting local businesses, civic organizations, friends of the library, municipalities, and other individuals and organizations to enlist their financial support.  We are also seeking assistance through grant applications.   Thus far we are about one third of the way toward our goal.

We plan to have a community wide kick off with a special event in the late summer – early fall time frame.  There will be a mailing to enlist support from residents in our service area – which includes Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, and Brecknock, East and West Cocalico Townships.  Thermometers will be located throughout the area indicating progress toward our goal.

It is our hope to have raised adequate funds by the end of the year to authorize construction to begin early in 2017, with anticipated completion by summer of 2017.

Plans for the library and donation information can be found on our website. Naming opportunities are also available. We welcome those eager to donate to do so now.  Every dollar counts and we look forward to your support!  Please direct questions and requests for more information to

For more information, please see the:

new ADM library floor plans


Here is a preliminary view of the new library, which will give you an idea of what the future building will look like.



Thank you to Scott Grote of Grote Construction, AAL Board Member for putting together this preliminary rendering. 


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