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North Adams Library Building

North Adams Library Now Open on Moores Road

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new North Adams LibraryThe North Adams Public Library is open in its new, permanent home at 2469 Moores Road in Seaman, next to the North Adams High School. The Adams County Public Library board, staff, and the local community gathered on September 29 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the new building. Thank you to the Friends of the North Adams Library, and to all the many groups and individuals who contributed time and effort to make this dedication such a successful event.

Stop by and visit the North Adams Library during regular library hours, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The library stays open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Browse one of the thousands of new books, audio books, movies, and children's items, use the Internet on a library computer, borrow a library laptop to use in a study area in the building, or connect to our free 24/7 wireless Internet. Need to copy or send a document? Use our scanning station to make copies, send faxes, or scan documents to your USB drive or email account. Check out our dedicated teen area, where kids can read, study, or browse for new books.

North Adams Library Photo AlbumTo see photos of the new library, from the groundbreaking, through the construction process, and the dedication event, visit our online photo album or scan the QR code with your smartphone.

Want to keep up with current events at the new North Adams Library? Don't forget to follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


New North Adams Library Set to Open in September

New North Adams Public Library buildingYou are invited to join us as we celebrate the dedication of our new North Adams Public Library building with the whole community, on Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 pm. After the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the new library will be open for tours. We look forward to mingling on the library lawn, hearing from local musicians, and sharing refreshments provided by the Friends of the North Adams Library. To help us accommodate a large gathering, please park at the North Adams High School, and join us at the library by way of the sidewalk connecting the high school and library parking lots. The new North Adams Public Library building at 2469 Moores Road in Seaman will serve Seaman, Winchester, Cherry Fork, and surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to serving you in our new library building.

The North Adams Library, currently located in the Seaman Community building, will be closed starting Monday, September 16, as we work to move the library into our new building. Any items borrowed from the North Adams Library will become due after the library re-opens. Until September 30, please visit the Peebles, West Union, or Manchester Library to borrow books and movies, use the Internet, and access other library services.

North Adams Photo AlbumFollow the Adams County Public Library's Facebook page to stay up to date with scheduled events, activities, and progress with the new library. Want to see more? Visit our Flickr album to see photos of the new North Adams Library.

Have a smartphone? Scan this code to view our progress in pictures.


The New North Adams Library Building

North Adams Public Library in JuneGround 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 the parking lot still remains to be completed.

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.

New North Adams Library Construction

North Adams Library building on November 1, 2012After years of planning and effort by library supporters, construction began on a new building for the North Adams Public Library on September 10, 2012. Eight weeks later, the walls and foundation are in place, work is progressing on the roof, and bricks have been delivered for the exterior. The library will open to the public in late summer, 2013.

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.

Visit the Adams County Public Library's Facebook page to track the progress of the construction in photos.


North Adams Building Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the North Aadms Library Groundbreaking

Library Board and State Librarian break ground for the new North Adams LibraryOn Sunday, September 9, the Adams County Public Library board and staff members joined community members to celebrate the start of construction on a new North Adams Library building, with a Groundbreaking Ceremony.

State Librarian Beverly Cain gave the keynote address, and those in attendance also heard from David Hook, President of the Library Board, David Richey, Treasurer of the Library Levy Committee, Karen Hughes, President of the North Adams Friends of the Library, and Harold Showalter, Director of the Adams County Public Library system. Our thanks to Boy Scout Troop 290 and Scout Master Tim Daulton for presenting the colors, and to Austin Johnson, North Adams High School student, for singing the national anthem.

Harold Showalter said, "I was overwhelmed by the large number of persons who have been involved in some manner over the years with this project. Of course, we know that great things can happen when the community works together, and thanks to the voters of Adams County, we can begin to see a dream come true."

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the ground breaking. Check back with us throughout the building process, as we track the construction of the new North Adams Public Library!

Board of Library Trustees
David Hook, President
Linda Stepp, Vice President
Doug McClellan, Secretary
Danny Grooms
Becky Semple
Josie Winterhalter
Linda Worley

Glenda J. Jones, Fiscal Officer
Harold Showalter, Executive Director


Library Levy Committee
David Richey, Treasurer
Rosemary Boden
Mary Fulton
Elaine Lafferty
Becky Semple
Amy Jo Sommers
Sherri Spencer
Linda Worley 


North Adams Library Staff
Kris Lanham, Team Leader
Eugenia Gordley, Library Clerk
       Sue Eldridge, Sub Library Clerk
Nancy Eubanks, Sub Library Clerk 
Dee Tumidolsky, Sub Library Clerk


Friends of the Library North Adams
     Karen Hughes, President
      Ronnie Shupert, Vice President
    Brenda Shupert, Secretary
    Patty Wilmoth, Treasurer


North Adams Building Design

North Adams Building Timeline

1992  In January, Friends of the Library, North Adams Chapter organized with the goal of opening a much needed public library in the North Adams School area. 

1992 In November, with the help of fundraising, donations, and the efforts of many volunteers, the Friends opened a library to the public in a small room donated by the Village of Seaman at the Seaman Community Center.

2000  North Adams Library became a part of the Adams County Public Library system.

2003 The Board of Library Trustees authorized establishing a Capital Project Fund, looking forward to establishing a larger library facility in the North Adams area.

2008 Adams County Public Library purchased property on Moores Road adjacent to the North Adams High School as the future site of the North Adams Public Library.

2012 In March, Adams County voters approved a one-mill levy to restore hours at all Adams County libraries and to renew planning for a new building at the North Adams location.

2012 In July, Harley Associates Architects completed plans for a one-story structure with approximately 5,000 square feet of space. The facility will accommodate over 25,000 items and offer drive-through facilities.

2012 Today, the community celebrates the beginning of construction for the new North Adams Public Library with a grand opening projected for the summer of 2013.

 

 

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