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AAPI Heritage Month

May 1, 2023

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. This is a month dedicated to honoring and uplifting AAPI individuals and their cultures. No matter what you prefer to read, there’s an AAPI author out there who has written something you’re sure to connect with….

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National Library Week

April 23, 2023

Adamstown Area Library encourages everyone in our community to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer. Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and eBooks. But there’s so much more to the story…

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Spring Thru Cocalico 2023

April 5, 2023

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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Trans Day of Visibility

March 31, 2023

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. #tdov Trans Day of Visibility is set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of trans and non-binary people and raise awareness of the discrimination that people face. Trans and non-binary people are a part of our local community. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 42% of adults…

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Feature: Cookbooks

March 3, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to try a new healthy recipe! The library has a large selection of cookbooks for a variety of dietary needs and food preferences. Here are a few of our newest and most popular. Not every recipes is healthy, though. You can learn more about National Nutrition…

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Feature: Romance

February 7, 2023

Whether you love to read romance or you’re just dipping your toes into the genre, consider one of these award-winning romance novels or one of our newest titles for Valentine’s Day.   A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske — Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards: The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award Winner. (Listen to the audiobook on Libby)…

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Winter Reading: Movies Based on Books

January 20, 2023

What films come to mind when you think of movies based on books? To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, The Hours, Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter – they’re all great!  If you’re looking for something new, here are a few movies based on books recently released on DVD…

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Winter Reading: Award Winners

January 6, 2023

So many awards! If you’re looking for an award-winning book to enjoy during Winter reading, here’s a partial list of books that won awards this year. Each of the following books was written for adults and won an award in 2022. Many of these titles can be used to check other boxes on your card…

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Winter Reading: Quick Reads

December 23, 2022

Looking for something to read? We can help! Here are some short novels for a quick weekend read – to help you fill those squares in Winter Reading Bingo! Short Classics:    Of mice and men by John Steinbeck – 186 pages, award-winner, banned or challenged The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 172…

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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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