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“Room to Grow” Campaign for the new Adamstown Area Library

We are pleased to share an update regarding activities relating to the future library to be located at 110 W. Main Street, Adamstown.

As the Library works toward its goal of moving to the new location, we would like to keep you informed on the latest plans and on the “Room to Grow” capital campaign.  With your help we will work toward our goal of starting construction sometime in 2018.

We purchased the former VFW building on April 28, 2016. Since that time we have been working with Olsen Design Group and Heck Construction to assess needs and develop plans for the building. We are excited to re-purpose a building which has served the community since prior to the Civil War.

The Room To Grow Campaign has had a successful first year. We have passed the half-way point toward our goal of $1,500,000!  We are grateful to the many businesses, civic organizations, municipalities, and individuals who have helped us achieve this milestone. We have held several fund raisers and continue to seek assistance from the community and via grant applications. Thermometers have been placed throughout the area indicating our progress toward the goal.

The spring fund request letter has been mailed to residents in our service area – which includes Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, and Brecknock, East and West Cocalico Townships asking for your support.

The new library will offer triple the interior and parking space we have now. Our new facility will provide:

A gathering place for the community for life-long learning

More children’s programs and story times

More computers,  technical assistance and training

In-house space for programs

Handicapped accessibility

A separately accessible Community Room for library programs, business training use, community meetings, and rental for family events.

It is our hope to have raised adequate funds by the end of the year to authorize construction to begin. We look forward to your support and continuing the excellent customer service provided to the community by our staff and volunteers.

Plans for the library and donation information can be found on our website. Naming opportunities are also available. We welcome those eager to donate to do so now.  Every dollar counts! Please direct questions and requests for more information to

For more information, please see the:


Here is a preliminary view of the new library, which will give you an idea of what the future building will look like.



Thank you to Scott Grote of Grote Construction, AAL Board Member for putting together this preliminary rendering.