Author: lrussell

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book and a warm blanket. There’s nothing better than escaping into another world on a cold winter day. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic novel, cozy mystery, heartwarming story, or lighthearted fantasy, there’s something out there for everyone. In this blog post,…

Our Summer Reading theme this year is “All Together Now!” Here are a few highly recommended children’s books that promote kindness. These books explore themes of empathy, compassion, friendship, and the importance of treating others with kindness. You can also see books about kindness and acceptance on display in front of the circulation desk at…

June is Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month™ Pride month is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place in June of each year. It originated from the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, when LGBTQ+ activists, many of them people of color, stood up against police raids and harassment of the…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…