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Graphic novels offer a wide variety of options for all types of readers!  Today we’re sharing some of our newest titles for youth, teens, and adults.  Click the book cover to place a hold on your favorites!

Youth

Peter Pan – Didier Le Bornec

Wendy, John, and Michael Darling learn they can fly with pixie dust as they head to Neverland with their bedtime story hero Peter Pan and his fairy friend, Tinker Bell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady and the Tramp – Fran Corteggiani

An upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady and a street-smart, stray schnauzer called Tramp fall in love and embark on many adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck:  Follow the Fearless Leader

This Donald Duck collection co-stars nerdy cousin Fethry, master spy Mata Harrier, and terrible tomcat Tabby. From Fethry’s very first story through the doggy doings of Scamp to Uncle Scrooge in “The Case of the Purloined Pearls,” Kinney and Hubbard keep the laughs rolling and the hijinks hopping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 – Lauren Tarshis

In a Jewish ghetto, Max Rosen and his sister, Zena, struggle to live after their father is taken away by the Nazis. With barely enough food to survive, the siblings make a daring escape from German soldiers into the nearby forest and are brought to a safe camp by Jewish resistance fighters. But soon, grenades are falling all around them. Can Max and Zena survive the fallout of the Nazi invasion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wild Mustang: Horses of the American West – Chris Duffy

On the North American plains, wild mustangs have roamed for generations . . . shaping human history and struggling to survive it. For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest. For Native Americans, they brought on a new way of life where horsemanship and horse-trading were central. And for the entire world, wild mustangs became a renowned wonder of the American West. There are still thousands of mustangs in the wild today, but they struggle to survive in an ever-changing landscape and their future is by no means guaranteed.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Nate: In Your Face! – Lincoln Pierce

When you’re a sixth-grade dynamo like Nate Wright, life comes at you fast. Whether it’s a soccer ball to the gut or another teacher tirade, surprises lurk around every corner. In the latest Big Nate collection, Nate’s friends issue the ultimate insult: they point out all the ways he resembles his arch-nemesis, Gina. Nate also scores a new job as an intern at Klassic Komix, and his master plan to carpet-bomb the school with Valentine’s Day cards goes seriously sideways. And when Nate gets dragged into a cringe-worthy party for the dreaded Mrs. Godfrey, what could possibly go wrong?

 

 

 

 

 

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident – Michael Moreci

Artemis Fowl receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father.

As Artemis rushes to his dad’s rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis: Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. Now, instead of battling the fairies, Artemis must join them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruff Luck – Christopher Harbo

When Tom decides to impress his girlfriend, Toodles, by winning a big prize at a local carnival, he doesn’t count on Jerry spoiling his plan. Now the chase is on to see who can ultimately triumph in the battle for Toodles’ attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move – Ebony Joy Wilkins

It’s March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights leaders organize bus boycotts and perform similar acts to defy segregation laws. Eventually, Claudette’s court case results in overturning Alabama’s unconstitutional laws and provides greater freedom for black Americans everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sybil Ludington Rides to the Rescue – Jessica Gunderson

In 1777, the American Revolution is well underway. At 16, Sybil Ludington knows the war all too well. Her father is a colonel in the Continental Army, battling for America’s independence from Great Britain. Colonel Ludington and his regiment are home for the season when word comes that the British Army is attacking nearby. With her father too ill to ride, it’s up to young Sybil to alert the American militia that the British are coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult

Band Nerds Awards: Nominations from the 13th Chair – DJ Corchin

It’s not about winning…(chuckle, chuckle). The Marching Band Nerds Awards are the most prestigious awards in the world. No other awards matter. Whether you win Most Creative Use Of A Saber, Most Amount Of Props In One Show, or Loudest Flute Player, earning an MBNA is a first class ticket to the A-List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement – Kiku Hughes

Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “”stuck”” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

 

 

 

 

 

Eight-Lane Runaways – Henry McCausland

One runner relies on her poncho to give her direction. Another deals with a suddenly missing appendage. There are also algebra dogs, a juice institute, and a helpful network that consists of miles of string that proves that, no matter how far apart, the friends you can rely on are the ones you met while traversing life’s twisty-turny trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invisible Differences – Julie Dachez

Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She’s sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli assaults her senses, the constant chatter of her coworkers working her last nerve. Then, when one big fight with her boyfriend finds her frustrated and dejected, Marguerite finally investigates the root of her discomfort: after a journey of tough conversations with her loved ones, doctors, and the internet, she discovers that she has Asperger’s. Her life is profoundly changed–-for the better.

 

 

 

 

 

Captain America, Vol 1 – Ta-Nehisi Coates

It’s winter in America! For over 70 years, Captain America has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Cap is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising! Who are they? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America? Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time – and out of options! Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal of influence brokers known as the Power Elite?

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

A portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation – Ari Folman

This adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl into a graphic version for a young readership, maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Vol 1 – Kieron Gillen

Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra barely escaped Darth Vader’s wrath. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns that she still lives, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what Aphra does best! With killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One in tow, she’s off in search of the rarest of artifacts – as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, bounty hunters…and just about everyone else! But soon, archaeologist and rebel pilot stand side-by-side when Aphra persuades Luke Skywalker to join her in a journey to the heart of the Screaming Citadel! What secret are they after? And when word gets out, can Han and Leia be far behind them?

 

 

 

 

 

Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham – Tom King

Batman is Gotham City’s greatest protector. But now he’s not alone. There are two new heroes in town—a pair of masked metahumans with the powers of Superman and a devotion to preserving all that is good about this twisted city. Calling themselves Gotham and Gotham Girl, they’ve saved Batman’s life, fought by his side and learned from his example.
But what happens if Gotham’s new guardians go bad? What if they blame the Dark Knight for the darkness that threatens to drown their city?
When sinister forces are unleashed that can warp the minds of men and make heroes into monsters, the time will come for Batman and his allies to decide once and for all: Is Gotham a force for good…or an engine of evil?

 

 

 

 

Batman/The Flash: The Button – Joshua Williamson

During the unforgettable events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman found a mystery he can even begin to solve a strange bloodstained smiley-face button embedded in the Batcave wall. All analysis suggests the button is not of this universe…so where did it come from? And who left it here? These are questions only the Flash can help answer. When the button is stolen by Reverse-Flash, Batman and Flash follow his trail to a parallel world, a twisted alternate timeline that should exist. Someone is sending the heroes on a bizarre trip through reality, showing them glimpses of fallen loved ones and forgotten friends but who? Wally West warned the Flash of an unseen force influencing our world distorting histories, pulling the strings, watching all—and the strange yellow button could be the key to finding it.

 

 

 

 

 

Adult

I Love You More Than My Phone – Dante Fabiero

Life with a stumpy legged fur-baby is an absolute joy, but it often comes with some hilarious challenges, especially when you’re a phone-addicted, snack-loving, always-tired little sloth.
For Slothilda and Peanut, each with their own unique set of short-comings (literally and figuratively), navigating their way through the world can be a struggle. However, no obstacle is too great when they’ve got each other. Watch as the two take on life’s day-to-day challenges as they grow together along the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh

Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through.

 

 

 

 

 

California Dreamin’ – Penelope Bagieu

Before she became the legendary Mama Cass—one quarter of the mega-huge folk group The Mamas and the Papas—Cass Eliot was a girl from Baltimore trying to make it in the big city. After losing parts to stars like Barbra Streisand on the Broadway circuit, Cass found her place in the music world with an unlikely group of cohorts.
The Mamas and the Papas released five studio albums in their three years of existence. It was at once one of the most productive (and profitable) three years any band has ever had, and also one of the most bizarre and dysfunctional groups of people to ever come together to make music. Through it all, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams—and her very identity.

 

 

 

 

 

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung

This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung’s experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie’s life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.
The first half of the book traces Debbie’s final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet.

 

 

 

Spider-Man, Vol 4: Death of Spider-Man – Brian Michael Bendis

Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility – but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Four: The Overthrow of Doom

Diablo and the Red Ghost have taken schemes laid out by Dr. Doom and made them their own, but even their insidious efforts pale before Doom’s present plot! What is Operation: Coronation, and why will it reunite the FF? Who is the mysterious Victor II? Doom’s son, his better half or someone even more unexpected? The answers surprise heroes and villains alike!

 

Our Safety Measures

As per Pennsylvania state mandate, AAL requires that all visitors wear a mask and limit each stay to 45 minutes.  The Library is committed to keeping everyone safe and we appreciate your cooperation in these efforts.

  • Masks that cover your nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times in the building (except for children under 2).
  • Individuals who are not members of the same household are asked to maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
  • A brand new air filtration system is installed.
  • Contactless services are available, including curbside pickup and home delivery.
  • Returned items are quarantined for 48 hours before going back into circulation.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Sneeze guards have been installed at all public service desks.
  • Anyone feeling unwell or in close contact with someone unwell is asked to remain home.
  • A maximum allowance of 30-minute visitation per-person per-day.
  • Building capacity limits in place.

 

Adult Coloring Buddy Program

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 (or return it to the Library) to be included in the virtual art exhibit.  Email info@adamstown.lib.pa.us or share on Facebook: @adamstownarealibrary


Computer Use & Printing Services

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 priority. Library staff observe all safety precautions and computers are cleaned after each use. Staff can offer verbal assistance, but hands-on help will not be available due to social distancing requirements. We ask that you consider utilizing computer access at this time for priority needs, such as: job search, filing for unemployment benefits, maintaining email contact with friends and family, business needs, etc.

Schedule your appointment here: https://aalcomputer.youcanbook.me

We will also continue to offer laptop and printing services via curbside service for patrons who prefer it.

Curbside services are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30AM-8PM, Friday from 9:30AM-5PM, and Saturday 9:30AM-2PM.

Laptop Services

To schedule a 1-hour appointment for laptop services, call the library at 717-484-4200.  This is a no-contact service, so laptops can be picked up in the vestibule.  Laptops are available for use in your car, using the library’s parking lot wifi.  We ask that you leave car keys or a valid photo ID as a deposit while you use the laptop.

Printing Services

Printing and copies cost 10¢/page for B&W and 25¢/page for color.

If printing from the library’s laptop, print as normal.  When you return the laptop, let staff know that you sent items to the printer. Staff will bring out your documents with your deposit item.

If printing from your own device, submit your request via email to info@adamstown.lib.pa.us.  In the email, please include

  • full name
  • library card number
  • attached documents for printing

AAL staff will print the documents exactly as they are attached to the email.  Staff will not make changes or edits to submissions and items will not be reprinted.  Patrons will receive an email when printed materials are available for pick up.

Privacy Disclaimer:  documents submitted through email may be viewed by library staff.  If your documents contain sensitive or confidential information, please consider using our laptop services or a retail location for printing.

Spring Thru Cocalico

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 a safe even for all involved. 


SCAVENGER HUNT GAME CARD

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 you like and then come back to the library for a fun prize!  Find ALL the symbols?  You’re automatically entered into our grand prize drawing, for 4 tickets to the Flying V Zipline and the Elevated Obstacle Course from Refreshing Mountain.


Download To Print At Home

Or play along using the form below.

Spring Thru Cocalico

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are you offering a scavenger hunt?  The Adamstown Area Library and Cocalico Cares wanted to be able to provide a safe and fun Spring experience for our youngest community members.
  • Is the scavenger hunt free?  Yes!  The scavenger hunt is free and open to anyone.
  • Do I need to finish the scavenger hunt in one day?  No!  The Spring symbols will be located in participating business windows starting Thursday, April 1st and ending on Friday, April 30th at 4:00.  You are welcome to take a few days to find as many images as you like.
  • Do I need to find each of the images to receive my goody bag from the library?  No!  You do not need to find all the listed Spring symbols in order to claim your goody bag from the library.  You can visit as many or as few businesses as you have time to do.
  • Do I need to go to every business on the list in order to be eligible for the grand prize?  Yes, you will need to visit each business of the list to be eligible for the grand prize.
  • Do I need to go inside the businesses to find the Spring symbols?  You are welcome to shop at the participating businesses, but the Spring symbols will be located on each business window.  This is to help with social distancing.
  • When can I claim my goody bag?  Library staff will be on hand to safely distribute goody bags during library hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-8, Friday 9:30-5, Saturday 9:30-2).
  • If I play every day in April, can I get a goody bag each day?  No, that we have enough goody bags for all children aged 16 and under, we will be handing out one goody bag per child while supplies last.  Children must also be present to receive a goody bag.
  • How do I enter the photo raffles?  You can enter to win a raffle prize by uploading a picture of yourself playing the scavenger hunt to the Cocalico Cares Facebook page by May 1st.  Anyone using the hashtag #SpringThruCocalico and tagging @cocalicocares will be eligible to win.

Participating Businesses

View Map

Adamstown Area Library – 110 W Main St, Adamstown | 484-4200

Adamstown Borough Office – 3000 N Reading Rd, Adamstown | 484-2280

Cocalico Plumbing & Heating – 27 N 4th St, Denver | 738-0760

Denver Borough Office – 501 Main St, Denver | 336-7190

Fruittastic – 100 Monroe St, Denver | 336-3001

*Please park in Refreshing Mountain parking lot B and follow the yellow footprints to the green paw prints to our activities pavilion where you will find something posted for the scavenger hunt.

Bookish Winners at the Golden Globes

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 program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs & modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Chadwick Boseman | Actor – Motion Picture Drama), based on August Wilson’s play

The time is 1927. The place is a rundown recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites.

Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.

 

 The Mauritanian (Jodie Foster | Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Drama), based on the memoir Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

ince 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. 

Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee.  

TV

The Queen’s Gambit (Best Limited Series or Film Made for TV; Anya Taylor-Joy | Actress – Limited Series or Film Made for TV), adapted from the novel by Walter Tevis

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

 

I Know This Much Is True (Mark Ruffalo | Actor – Limited Series or Film Made for TV), based on Wally Lamb’s novel

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.

Browsing Appointments

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 and time, then complete the form online. A library card number is required. You can come alone, or bring other people in your household.

Schedule an appointment

Librarians will clean between patrons, so please arrive on time and honor the 30-minute limit to ensure others can enter at their allotted time. Due to our policy, patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing while in the building. A hand-sanitizing station will be at the door. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

At this time, there will not be computers available inside the library, but laptops are available to reserve and borrow for use outside and within WiFi range on the library property.  Library staff can print or copy items for patrons via the Curbside Pickup process. Call us to arrange the best solution for your needs. Regular fees will apply for these services.

The meeting room will not be available at this time.

Staff Picks: November

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.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Carolyn’s Pick

There are no monsters anymore, or so

the children in the city of Lucille are

taught.  Jam and her best friend, Redemption,

have grown up with this lesson all their life.

But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who

emerges from one of her mother’s paintings ,

she must reconsider what she’s been told.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Martha’s Pick

Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It collects

thirty-five fascinating stories “for the

curious mind with a short attention span.”

Five-minute mysteries about people you

know, filled with facts that you didn’t.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Sharon’s Pick

Everyone knows the story of Abraham

Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are

aware of the original conspiracy to kill him

four years earlier in 1861, literally on his

way to Washington, DC, for his first

inauguration.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Cooking Cookies

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.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

The editors of Martha Stewart Living

present a new, fun source for anyone

looking to make their go-to cookies

even better and bolder.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

Thanks to Good Housekeeping, the

cookie jar will never be empty again.

With these simple and satisfying recipes,

even new bakers will make perfect cookies

the first and every time.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

Let cookie guru Bridget Edwards guide

you through more than 60 delicious

cookie-decorating designs for every occasion

and holiday, from luscious springtime daisies

to spooky spider webs to personalized

birthdays.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

This festive collection of cookie recipes

features ideas for everything from traditional

Christmas cutouts to unique fruit and nut

goodies-all perfect for gift giving.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Marilynn and Sheila Brass are on a mission to

bring old-fashioned American home baking

back to everyone’s kitchen.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

CHEF CHLOE’Sfirst all-dessert cookbook,

Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, will satisfy your sweet

tooth from morning to night with more than

100 recipes for cakes and cupcakes, ice cream

and doughnuts and pies—oh my!

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Outdoor Pop-up Browsing

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 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Safety guidelines

  • Facemasks are required.
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering.
  • Maintain six feet for social distancing.
  • Do not reshelve unwanted items – place items in bins after handling.
  • Area is limited to 6 people at a time.
  • If you or a member of your household is ill, do not visit the popup at this time.

Location

  • New Library!  110 W Main St, Adamstown, PA 19501

New and popular items

  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Large Print
  • Teen/Juvenile Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Easy Readers/Chapters Books

We hope you enjoy this next phase of expanding library service as we continue to monitor safety recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

As usual, library curbside pickup is available 9:30-1:30.