AAL Blog

Our Safety Measures

May 13, 2021

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all AAL staff and patrons. In order to do that, the following safety measures are in place… Masks that cover your nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times in the building (except for children under 2). People who are not members of…

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Adult Coloring Buddy Program

April 6, 2021

AAL Adult Coloring Buddy Program Keep calm and color on!  Sign up to be paired with an AAL Staff buddy and color your cares away… together… and apart.  We will provide you with a half-completed coloring book page and let you finish the rest. When you’re finished, snap a picture and send it to us…

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Computer Use & Printing Services

March 26, 2021

Adamstown Area Library will begin offering public computer appointments every Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. You may schedule a 45-minute appointment for one person to use a library computer inside the building. Appointments can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance. Safety for our patrons, staff, and the community is our first…

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Spring Thru Cocalico

March 25, 2021

WELCOME! Grab your masks and head on over to this fun, family-friendly, socially distant scavenger hunt on Thursday, April 1st – Friday, April 30th.  Everything will be outdoors!  The Adamstown Area Library and Cocalico Cares are hosting this event with the expectation that everyone will maintain distancing and exercise the necessary precautions to make this…

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Bookish Winners at the Golden Globes

March 1, 2021

Book-to-screen adaptations collected some prestigious accolades at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Winners that started as books include: Movies Nomadland (Chloe Zhao | Director – Motion Picture Drama), adapted from Jessica Bruder’s book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce…

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Browsing Appointments

November 9, 2020

Resuming March 1st, we are happy to allow patrons and their household members back in the library building for 30-minute appointments to browse for books and movies. You can book appointments up to 7 days in advance. To book an appointment, call the library at 717-484-4200 or book using the link below. Select the date…

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Staff Picks: November

November 9, 2020

Jess’s Pick Rome, 1953: Hal, an itinerant journalist flailing in the post-war darkness, has come to the Eternal City to lose himself and to seek absolution for the thing that haunts him.   Carolyn’s Pick There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught.  Jam and her best…

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Cooking Cookies

October 27, 2020

October is Cookbook Month AND Cookie Month, so let’s celebrate with these cookie cookbooks! Chocolatey, fruity, crisp, chewy, classic, inventivey—there’s a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book.       The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better…

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Outdoor Pop-up Browsing

October 8, 2020

Browse new and popular items outdoors at the new library! Outdoor PopUp Browsing (weather permitting) Saturday 10/10  and Saturday 10/24 from 9 am-12 pm Tables will be set up with a collection of books, audiobooks, and movies for all ages. AAL is continuing to follow safety guidelines provided by local, county, and state health officials…

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Staff Picks: October

October 8, 2020

Jess’s Pick Kate Darling’s enigmatic mother–a once-famous ballerina–has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate’s mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Laura’s Pick Every city has a soul….

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