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Winter Reading: Near and Far

December 9, 2022

Looking for something to read? We can help! If you’re participating in Winter Reading Bingo, here are some titles to help you fill those squares. The library also offers a resource called Books and Authors that can help you find your next book. “Read a book that takes place in Pennsylvania” Here are a few…

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Feature : Mental Health & Self-Help

June 1, 2022

Why learn about mental health? Your mental health affects your physical health, too. It’s related to your emotional well-being and stress levels. Mental health plays a crucial role in relationships! It is connected to productivity and financial stability. Awareness of mental health can help in curbing suicide rates and helps end the stigma. Why should…

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Internet Use Policy

May 2, 2022

The public libraries of Lancaster County strive to meet the cultural, informational and educational needs of the communities we serve. The Library System of Lancaster County (LSLC) is a consortia of libraries made up of independent public libraries in Lancaster County, their branches, a bookmobile and administrative offices. This policy serves all entities, employees and…

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Feature : Graphic Novels

May 1, 2022

Why read graphic novels? These books improve literacy skills and encourage kids to dive into books for fun — the perfect recipe for a love of reading. Graphic novels will improve your child’s reading skills like any other book would, and they are fantastic choices for reading outside of class. Graphic novels are full of text….

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Feature : Random Reads

April 1, 2022

Do you tend to stick to the same author or genre? Step outside your comfort zone and read something new! One book has been selected by author’s last name from each letter of the alphabet for both “Adult Fiction” and “Children’s Everybody” books. Try checking out the book that correlates to the first letter of…

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Spring Thru Cocalico 2022

March 17, 2022

Scavenger Hunt Game Card Frequently Asked Questions Participating Businesses SCAVENGER HUNT GAME CARD Download Your Spring Thru Cocalico Scavenger Hunt Card Here DIRECTIONS:  Images are located in the window of each participating business listed below.  Once found, indicate the letter associated with the symbol in the box provided.  Find as many or as few as…

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Feature : The Best of 2012

March 1, 2022

Ten years ago was 2012. During this year, the spacecraft Curiosity landed on Mars, the film “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released and became one of the highest-grossing films, and Carly Rae Jepsen debuted with her song “Call Me Maybe.” Additionally, these following books became the most read and highest voted of the year! Take a…

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Feature: Indie Films

February 1, 2022

Do you enjoy the genre of independent films? Here are some indie films and cult classics to watch that are in the Adamstown Area Library’s collection! Click on the image to request the item. An indie film is any feature-length or short film that is made without a major studio or big production company attached….

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Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners

January 26, 2022

If you’re looking for the best children’s or young adult books, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2022 Youth Media Awards this week! Here are some of this year’s award-winning books, including those that won the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Medals. See the full list including all of the Honor Books and…

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Feature : Youth Offerings

January 1, 2022

Wondering where to find books for your child? Every child has different reading levels and interests, but these sections are a good place to start. Aubrey, Circulation Assistant, features her favorite books from the various sections. Click the book cover to place a hold on your favorites! Birth-2 : Board Books (BB) Time for Bed…

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