It's almost time... Learn about Summer Reading Program activities, events, and schedules at each library, and plan to join us as we Dig Into Reading this summer at the Adams County Public Library!
A new group of library heroes have arrived! Come meet the Adams County Avengers during the Summer Reading Program, and join with them to "Fight for your right to read!"
Watch the AC Avengers on YouTube - and share with your friends!
Plant Exchange at the West Union Library
Ready for spring gardening? We're holding a community Plant Exchange all during May at the West Union Library. Bring a potted, labeled plant with you, and choose another to take home.
Wednesday Gardening Giveaway
Visit the West Union Library any Wednesday in May for the chance to win a prize from our gardening display case! Randomly chosen visitors every Wednesday will have the chance to select a gardening-related item from our display case.
Herb Workshop with Cindy Cates
On Tuesday, May 14 at 5:00 pm, Cindy Cates will offer a workshop on Growing Your Own Herbs. We'll cover everything you need to know to get ready for planting herbs this spring. Cindy will discuss techniques for planting the most popular herbs, strategies for harvesting and preserving what you grow, and share samples of herbal sugars, oils, vinegars, dips, butters and other recipes.
Learn to use the Library Catalog to find books and movies, request items be delivered to the library nearest you, and manage your library account. Use your library card number and PIN to view your checkouts, renew your items, and manage your holds and lists from home.
Visit the Adams County Public Library's YouTube Channel, and click on our favorites to find ebook tutorials and more.
The Adams County Public Library offers you access to new and recently published books, and we add new titles every week. Stay informed about our newest items by browsing the New Books page.
Browse the library's newest titles in fiction, biography, book on CD, teen fiction, and much more. Click on a book cover to browse a summary of the book, and read a review. Follow a link to reserve that title in the Online Catalog, using your library card number and PIN.
Did you hear about a book this week on a radio or television program? Books on the Air offers a quick review of books mentioned in broadcast media during the past week - and lets you find them in the library catalog.
Browse the library's collection of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and more, and download them for free to your computer, tablet, ereader, or mobile device. Try the MyHelp Wizard for step-by-step instructions, customized for your device. Watch a short video introducing the Online eBook Catalog, and learn to borrow eBooks using your library card and PIN.
Visit the Ohio eBook Project to browse over 76,000 eBook titles, and borrow them using your Library card and PIN. Now, you can even borrow and read eBooks in your browser, without installing special software!
Learn more about the Library's Ebook Catalog.
Kid Zone is a collection of librarian tested, kid approved links to online games, learning activities, and research tools that help kids develop literacy skills. Kid Zone offers links to kid-safe websites that offer learning tools and homework help on K - 12 topics, including:
- Social Studies
- Music and Art
- Just-for-fun games!
Kid Zone was inspired by watching children enjoy our Early Literacy Station in the library. The games and learning resources listed in Kid Zone are some of the same resources kids access through the Early Literacy Station, freely available over the Internet. Visit the Kid Zone from our Online Catalog. Dive in, and explore, learn, and play!
Adams County Public Library
The New North Adams Library Building
Ground was broken on September 10, 2012 for a new North Adams Public Library building. Significant progress has been made on the building project, and the library hopes to open at the end of Summer, 2013. Work progresses on the interior, and flooring and fixtures will be installed in the coming weeks.
Currently, the North Adams Library is housed in a single room in the Seaman Community Building. The new library building will be 5000 square feet, and will house over 25,000 items, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, and children's materials. The new library is located on Moores Road in Seaman, next to the North Adams High School, easily accessible from State Route 32, and will serve Seaman, Winchester, Cherry Fork, and the surrounding area.
The Adams County Public Library is pleased that our updated Online Catalog is now available to patrons! The new catalog is easy to use, and makes searching for items, refining search results, and requesting materials quick and intuitive.
Visit the new Online Catalog, and discover the Library's resources at your fingertips.